Category Archives: Dance

Music in learning: social learning communities and personal learning networks

In this final extract from my new book on ‘music in learning’, i’m looking at learning communities and exploring how we come together to learn. I have completed the first draft of the book this week and now starting the … Continue reading

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Music and learning: drawing my conclusions

Today i’m finishing the first draft of my book on ‘music in learning’. In this chapter, i’m drawing the ideas together: in many ways, it’s the most fun part to write. This is the first draft of that chapter: This … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: dance

I was lucky enough to catch Sioned Huws’ ‘The Aomori Project – of landscapes remembered‘ whilst in Singapore over the weekend. It’s an hour long modern dance, featuring two principles, whose dance is mainly synchronised, one solo performer, a quartet … Continue reading

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The visual language of dance: interpreting messages through movement.

The subject was ‘Spitfire’. Four male dancers in string vests and long johns, each taking it in turns to run around the stage pretending to be a second world war fighter. Sometimes together, sometimes apart. Sound strange? Well, kind of, … Continue reading

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Taking part or being left out: what makes you dance?

It’s been a great weekend, the first sunny one for a month, putting everyone in a good mood. I got out walking, saw some friends, caught some music and even had a dance. A dance? Yes, i’m afraid it was … Continue reading

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