Catherine Gallant is honored to participate in the PS DANCE! panel at dance/nyc symposium.


10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This session takes as it staring point the new documentary PS Dance! as way into creating a future where dance education is available for every child and in every school. Curated by dance educator and advocate Jody Gottfried Arnhold, it brings together the voices behind PS Dance! and future educators committed to realizing universal dance education. Participants will discuss approaches to “increasing arts education and cultural activities in the schools of [each] city school district,” which is included as one mandate for cultural planning for the City of New York recently required by the New York City Council. They will also discuss developments and opportunities at the Department of Education to expand arts instruction, and recommendations from Dance/NYC’s new report, Discovering Disability, to enhance instruction for disabled students.

When: Sunday, February 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Gibney Dance Center, 280 Broadway (enter at 53 Chambers)

Dance/NYC’s 2016 Symposium will invite participants to consider connections between the art form of dance and New York City and explore urgent questions of cultural planning, affordability, equity and inclusion, public-private partnerships, and the future of technology. How can New Yorkers, by working together and across sectors, act now to advance the art form and more than 1,200+ dance makers and companies in the metropolitan area? And how can the art form contribute to the future of all New Yorkers?

As the only full-day gathering of the dance community in the metropolitan area, the Symposium aims to share information and innovation and to stimulate awareness, interest, and ongoing engagement in dance. The Symposium will make use of multiple studios for panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, a networking lunch, and more.


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