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Jean Denney

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Jean Denney, a movement educator, has practiced and performed diverse social, cultural, and contemporary dance forms since 1982. Jean has been a Certified Laban Movement Analyst since 1994 and is currently ISMETA registered. Denney has created and directed dance programs for PreK-12, university students, and older adults for community arts organizations, public and private primary, secondary and colleges across the U.S., and assisted living communities.

She’s performed in notable venues nationally and at many national and international folk festivals throughout North America. Currently, Denney provides somatic movement programs for very young movers in childcare and preschool environments. She directs LMAP (Lawrence Moving Art Projects) in Kansas, providing opportunities for people to create communion with others in the moment. She also provides private sessions for individuals desirous of greater awareness, ease, and orchestration of body/mind/expression.

Primary Program Description

Public performance by the arts educator is not included in this proposal, rather students perform for one another during extended workshops. Performances can be organized post workshop participation with arts educator as facilitator.

Program Fee

Local creative movement sessions $75

Further than 30 miles, three session minimum plus travel, or $225

Geometry of Movement Program $800 plus travel 30 miles beyond Lawrence

Mileage must be included and distances over 100 miles may include accommodation and meals.

Educational Activity Information

Jean Denney leads workshops for school aged children, Preschool through grade 5. Programs include stand alone movement investigation centered in creative movement and choreography as an introduction to dance as an expressive performing art form. Special programs geared toward grades 3-5 introduce students to geometry through kinesthetic experience and includes the geometry of the human form and its relationships to organic forms such as dimensions, planes, sphere, octahedron, cube, and icosahedron.

Community Activity Information

These workshops are ideal for families and can be adapted to any age group.

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