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Globe Learning: Expressive Arts Movement

Enhancing Student Embodiment in the Classroom

December 14

Globe Learning: Expressive Arts Movement


Saturday, December 14, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Old Globe Rehearsal Halls, House of Charm

Join us for a morning of exploring movement through an expressive arts lens.  Want to strengthen the embodiment of your students? Enhance the kinesthetic range of your young actors through movement experiences that also cultivate social emotional skill building?  Longing to use movement more often as a tool for discovery in your classroom or rehearsal process? This fun and interactive workshop will get you moving, doing, and reflecting as you get connected with a wide variety of exercises and activities that you can use immediately with your students.

This workshop is open to anyone regardless of movement ability or experience.  It is geared toward teaching artists and classroom teachers who teach theatre and want to broaden their repertoire of movement-based warm-ups, prompts, frames, and composition tools.

Erika Malone

Erika Malone is an expressive arts therapist and teaching artist of dance/theatre, and is currently working full time at The Monarch School, serving K-12 youth impacted by homelessnes.  Her teaching artist work has taken root in San Diego since 2001, including residency programs and artistic projects with The Old Globe, Blindspot Collective, A Reason to Survive, Malashock, San Diego Junior Theatre, transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project, and Arts for Learning San Diego.  She is part of the SD Creative Youth Development network, and deeply committed to elevating the voice of diverse youth in her community.  Erika spent ten years as a professional dancer in Eveoke Dance Theatre’s concert company; notable roles included Maria Teresa Mirabal in Las Mariposas, Edith Frank in Soul of a Young Girl: Anne Frank’s Diary, Rachel Corrie in Reflections, Holly Hobby in Monstropoly, and Half of One in Parting the Sea. She received her B.A. in Dance/Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy from the European Graduate School. Erika is the co-founder of Yellowbird Expressive Arts, an organization focused on the intermodal arts a resource for community building and the cultivation of personal & collective resilience.