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CONNECT AND RESPOND TO THE ARTS OF DAKOTA AND OJIBWE PEOPLE (THEATER AND DANCE FOCUS)
October 26, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, October 26 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: South Central Service Cooperative – 2075 Lookout Drive, North Mankato
Professional Development on Location Series: Connect and Respond to the Arts of the Dakota and Ojibwe People is a series of professional learning opportunities hosted by Perpich Center’s Professional Development and Resource programs.
This workshop is organized into three parts:
- Part 1: Visit Reconciliation Park, near the site of the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota men. The park is dedicated to promoting healing between Dakota and non-Dakota peoples. Presenter Todd Papabear Finney will speak, contextualizing the import of this site in the Dakota people’s history in Minnesota.
- Part 2: Visit the Ardent Mills silos by Guido van Helten. Perpich’s Visual/Media Arts Specialist Jeremy Holien will contextualize the making of this public artwork.
- Part 3: Return to the South Central Service Cooperative site to explore MN Arts Standard #10 (“Understand that artistic works influence and are influenced by personal, societal, cultural, and historical contexts, including the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities.”) Spend time with Mary and Stephanie, learning about K-12 lessons and resources available from Perpich Center, and begin planning a lesson or unit you can use with your students, incorporating the tools of theater and dance.
K-12 Educators of Theater, Dance, English, Social Studies, Elementary Generalists, and others interested in using the tools of theater and dance to reveal layers of meaning, deepen comprehension, and facilitate community building.
- Dress for the weather. We will be outside at Reconciliation Park for about an hour and across the street at the Arden Mills silos for another 30-45 minutes.
- About 45 minutes is planned for lunch on your own. There is no food allowed in the service cooperative therefore plan to bring a lunch to eat outside or perhaps visit a nearby fast food restaurant.
- This workshop is facilitated by Mary Harding, Dance Education Specialist and Dr. Stephanie Lein Walseth, Theater Education Specialist in Professional Development and Resource Programs at Perpich Center for Arts Education. (Concurrent sessions for Music and Visual/Media Arts will be led by other Perpich Specialists.)
- Seven (7) CEUs are provided and there is no cost to participate.
*Due to covid restrictions, this workshop is limited to 10 people. A waitlist will be available after the event is full. Masks are required when inside the service cooperative.