DEVELOPING YOUR CHARACTER THROUGH MOVEMENT
This session will focus on how to develop a character’s movement qualities, behaviors, and gestures. Using a combination of Laban Movement Analysis and various movement concepts, students will explore a myriad of movement characterizations and learn to develop a character’s physical traits and actions to enhance their performance. Students should dress comfortably since they will engage in activities involving basic movement principles.
Susan Turner Radin
As an adjunct professor in Hofstra University’s Dance Education program, Turner teaches Dance Pedagogy for Secondary Education and is a cooperating teacher for student teachers. Concurrently, Turner teaches dance technique, composition, and dance history in Walt Whitman High School in South Huntington, NY. Her students have received numerous awards for dance and choreography at the national and state levels. She serves as the dance representative for the Long Island Scholar Artist Award. Turner taught dance in the NYC schools for five years, directs and choreographs musicals for schools and colleges, and taught a variety of creative workshops for museums, schools, and arts organizations. Turner founded Turner Dance in 1996, a non-profit modern dance company, which performed throughout the North East and abroad for ten years. A special feature of Turner Dance’s work was the Arts and Education programs highlighting health and social issues performed in K-12 schools and colleges in PA and NY. Turner received a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in political science and international studies from Boston College and her MA in Dance and Dance Education from Columbia University, Teacher’s College.