About the Dance Theater of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem is dedicated to reaching young people with powerful programs that provide tools that foster self-actualization, a holistic world view, and empowerment through active expression, creative literacy, social imagination, critical thinking and reflection. Dancing Through Barriers® comprehensive arts education programs offer a range of activities that include, in-class residencies, school-time performances, after school programs and interactive tours of the DTH facility. Founded in 1969 (shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook. Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.
Twenty one students and two teachers from the Collège Didier Daourat, in Saint Gaudens, France arrived on Tuesday, November 7th, as part of the WUHS Exchange Program. The students will spend two weeks in Vermont, living with a host family, attending classes with their host student, and taking excursions to Boston, Montpelier and Vermont. The WUHS French and Spanish students will travel to France and Spain in April of 2018.
Eighth grade students in Family and Consumer Sciences and juniors and seniors in Studio III and AP Art went on a field trip together to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park to study the Hudson River School paintings in the collection and draw landscapes in their sketch books. While in the mansion, students learned how to "read" a painting and participated in Visual Thinking Strategies when discussing paintings by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt and William Bradford. While outside, students explored the grounds to find their own vantage points to sketch what they saw including hills, trees and cows. The main objectives were to understand how natural places can be used as inspiration for artists and to gain a greater appreciation of their surroundings. Students were engaged in the activities and inspired by their beautiful natural surroundings and the magnificent landscape paintings. As a result of their in-class lessons and this field trip, students in FACs will be making a landscape quilt using natural dyes they made and Studio III and AP Art students will be making landscape paintings. Click on the image to view the entire gallery.
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