Art and Place: The Local Connection.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jan E. Van Dyke, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: I write to praise home-grown, local art--the kind of art that typically gets little respect, the kind we Americans have traditionally felt could not be as good as anything that comes in from out of town. I also write to make a case for the positive and important role local art can play in regular, sequential dance education at the K-12 level. This article grew from an exchange that I recently had while defending a grant proposal, an experience that made me think through my ideas about American culture and the preconceptions and indifference the arts regularly encounter on a local, everyday level. Because in my professional life I am a modern dance choreographer, the administrator of a dance festival, and a dance educator, my analysis necessarily includes all three perspectives.

Additional Information

Arts Education Policy Review, Vol.100, No. 3, pp.36-40
Language: English
Date: 1999
Dance education, K-12 level

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