MoveSpeakSpin

MoveSpeakSpin

What do mathematics and dance have in common? For years Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern have been showing the magical connections through highly physical, engaging choreography peppered with their unique brand of humor and entertaining audience interactions.

MoveSpeakSpin, founded in 1987, encompasses

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The Secret Life of Squares

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Program description

From the stately “Shadowed Flight” to a vaudevillian handshake routine to Chinese legends of flight told with giant Tangrams, the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble addresses symmetry, number sense, the history of ideas and, ultimately, how we think. Their show The Secret Life Of Squares, with company dancer Saki, has inspired reviewer’s comments like these: “This duo showed the playful

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Program Detail

Program type: Performance, Professional Development, Residency (including camps)
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Math
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Open and depends on performers’ schedules.

Length of program: 55 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

30 ft. wide by 20 ft. deep, smaller may be possible, depending on space arrangement.

Location(s):

Bay Area

Fees / Ticketing:

$1000 plus travel (if necessary)

Educator Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

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