University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The mission of DanceArt is to bring high quality, inclusive dance education to children in the Chicago region, who would otherwise not experience the world of dance: its history, discipline, performance, and appreciation. Their dedication to serving the underserved and their commitment to providing accessible arts education for all children will be celebrated at a special presentation and live performance at Governors State University on November 22, 2010. This event also marks the kick off of DanceArt’s 10th year anniversary in serving the Chicagoland community.
“Transforming Urban Education through the Art of Dance,” illustrates how dance education can speak to a multicultural student body in enriching and enlightening ways. It includes commentary by founder and social entrepreneur, Maria Gebhard, and performances by DanceArt’s classically trained dancers, students from Clinton Elementary School in Chicago, and accompanying musicians. The performance captures how DanceArt uses dance to motivate, instruct, and inspire school children in a way that fosters a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
The presentation is from 5 to 6 p.m. at The Center for Performing Arts on GSU’s main campus in University Park. A reception will be held celebrating the 10thAnniversary of DanceArt immediately following the presentation. Both the performance and reception are free and open to the public. This event is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series and the GSU Intellectual Life Committee.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information, please contact Chelsea Haring at (708) 534-4575 or [email protected].