Theatre and Dance Education
February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
College of Fine Arts Hartland Theatre and Dance Education Program
Access and empowerment are central to the Theatre and Dance Education Program at Hartland. We want the youth to know that anything is possible and their voice, talents, and experiences are valued. The Theatre and Dance Education Program’s primary focus is reciprocal learning that builds on the youth’s interests. The main objective in utilizing Theatre and Dance at the Hartland Youth Center is to cultivate an environment where children are encouraged to use their imaginations, collaborate with peers via the creative process, and communicate through story drama, slam-poetry, oral readings, and movement. Performance sharings are integral to the creative process for it provides youth the opportunity to impact, voice, and bring communities together. From dancing at a community event to performing for government officials and departments at the University of Utah, the youth are constantly co-creating spoken word pieces, monologues, duologues, original scripts, and dances that are relevant and pertinent to them. This creative process has built trust and given them a platform to share their perspectives, thoughts, and feelings through performance.
Participants must be registered with the UNP Hartland Partnership Center Youth Program.