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2009-2012

Compassion Dance

Research program working with elementary school students and senior citizens. Program supports the development of empathy, compassion and awareness of the needs of others, improved attitudes towards different generations and self-discovery. Using dance as a way to form community, Intergenerational Dance: Reaching, Connecting and Building Community seeks answers to the following questions about the use of dance and intergenerational collaboration. Intergenerational Dance is designed to foster the development of movement experiences and to investigate intergenerational collaboration through dance. The program brings different generations of participants together to modify their preconceived notions of the community, thus diminishing stereo-typing and leading to the development of tolerant attitudes through art-making interactions.

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Compassion Lesson Outline

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