-A PD for Teaching Artists
Join Emily Kent for an exclusive professional development opportunity tailored for dance teachers: our Pilobolus Partnering Techniques Workshop. Designed to enhance your teaching methodology, this program delves into the distinctive partnering techniques that define Pilobolus performances. Our dancers are renowned for using a partner's body to craft dramatic onstage effects, and now, we're offering you the chance to gain firsthand insights and hands-on experience.
This workshop is crafted specifically for educators eager to integrate Pilobolus-style partnering into their teaching. Through a series of immersive exercises and demonstrations, participants will uncover innovative approaches to enhance their own teaching practices. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your skills and enrich your dance instruction with the dynamic techniques of Pilobolus.
Emily Milam Kent graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning a BSEd in Dance Education from the University of Georgia. She began working with Pilobolus in 1999 working first as a dancer and collaborator and then Teaching Artist. She has created original works for high school and university dance companies for Pilobolus and as an individual artist. She has set classic Pilobolus repertoire on high school and university students; she and her partner Matt Kent, were the first to have the process notated by a Laban Notator. During her career with Pilobolus she has created new programs to share the Pilobolus Method to people of all ages and abilities to people around the country: Pilobolus @ Play, the flagship touring education residency, Connecting with Balance, a progressive program for the aging population, The Pilobolus Teaching Manual, to share our techniques with teachers. She spends her days teaching and training teachers to bring Pilobolus’s ideals of collaboration and improvisation to young and old.