The Moving Literature residency aims to expose students to character, emotion and plot within literary texts that inspire movement exploration. Using a piece of literature of the classroom teacher's choice, our teaching artist guides students through an experience of self-exploration and collaboration within the arts, connecting story components to movement choices. Students will gain exposure to primary dance styles such as ballet, hip hop, jazz and tap, explore the dance elements of Body, Action, Space, Time and Energy, and find connections to literary elements such as theme, tone, action, and word choice within the chosen work of literature. The program culminates with a final presentation of the student-created work.

Grades: PreK - 12

Scheduling Notes: This residency can be implemented between 4-12 one-hour sessions

Moving Literature is aligned with Illinois arts standards, social emotional standards and common core standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and History/Social Studies.