Our Intergenerational Programs strive to activate community connectivity across ages and cultures by providing creative movement workshops for local seniors and youth groups. The curriculum incorporates an antique travel trunk which the participants fill with meaningful items to share stories and utilize as an impetus for choreography. The workshops also teach choreography techniques to give participants a foundation for site-specific dance. These workshops facilitate inter-generational relationships by exploring movement to creating original dances using storytelling. To culminate the workshops, participants perform movement pieces based on the meaningful items they encountered in the programs to share their experiences with their community.
The program includes an introduction to Heidi Duckler Dance and site-specific dance, a daily movement warm up, exercises for flexibility, strength, and alignment, and dance improvisation activities with objects in the trunk.