During the summer of 2017, Director Paul Rabinowitz and Intern Alyssa Tiren led a class at Lester Senior Housing Community called Stories in Motion, which focused on the relationship between spoken word and dance. The Seniors collaborated to write original poems based off of prompts that tapped into their life’s experiences. Their work was then paired with dance movement. Alyssa led the class through breathing and movement exercises that prepared the Seniors to also participate in dance improvisation. All of the seniors were actively involved in the creative process that led to several pieces that were presented at the community center on August 20th.
Here are some photos: