ACHF Arts Access
Connect MeMoves ™ with ballet and the project participants to increase participation in the concert experience for groups of people who have felt excluded. Artistic and administrative staff, program administrators and an outside consultant will use an empirical approach as well as surveys to measure qualitative and quantitative results of the experience. 2: Welcome members of the Drop-In Center to the JSB studio space to introduce them to the studio, concert hall, and classical ballet experience. Artistic and administrative staff, program administrators and an outside consultant will use an empirical approach as well as surveys to measure qualitative and quantitative results of the experience.
123 people from two distinct Minnesota communities learned new movement skills and most saw their first professional dance concert. James and facility staff were keen observers and asked questions of the participants either in classroom format, while they performed exercises, or following the concert experience, all to know if technical skills could be increased. As an example, if people were having more trouble with executing a move, it was simplified so all could do it and with more ease through repetition. The goal was to succeed, not to overwhelm. 2: Participants traveled to see the Ballet Works Project and JSB Spring Program at The Cowles Center and spent time with James and the JSB dancers. A set number of questions were established in advance of the concert experience. Since this was a first public performance for many, it was decided not to overreach on expectations or try and use surveys in the Theater or following the show. Instead, in a relaxed and social environment with most of the JSB dancers present, the set questions were posed and James and the dancers responded to questions from the attendees so they could express their enthusiasm about the program they watched.
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