Using Hip Hop: The Dance Educators’ Ethical Questions for Navigating Social Justice Spaces and Being –
October 9, 2021
1:15 PM-1:45 PM ET (10:15 AM-10:45 AM PT)
University of California, Irvine
***This session will not be recorded at the request of the presenter(s). Session Themes: Pedagogy, Standards & Assessments; The intended audience for this session is Higher Education and K-12 (public or private). Empowering diverse students to engage with one another through movement can be an act of social justice. Hip Hop artistic expressions used to develop social-minded action minimizes harm to BIPOC and other marginalized students and opens the way to a more holistic, inclusive journey by developing safe spaces to explore, educate, express movement, and share our stories. Participants explore ten core elements that create a space of inclusion, with opportunities to heal those we have failed, to challenge and reframe the dance educational system, to push new dancers and educators into an equity-minded creative world practice. They are: spiritual sensitivities, interdisciplinary additions, musical embodiment, community mindedness, mission, new modalities, ancestral acknowledgment, movement-focused minus body structure, individual narratives celebrated, and new praxis in language.