teaching / presenting

integrated dance summer intensive 2013

The Integrated Dance Summer Intensive has been hosted in the Dance Program at the University of Washington since 2009. The week of classes consists of two connected and overlapping courses. The Five Day Intensive, open to training dancers and community participants and the Round Table, a forum for artists, educators and scholars working in the field of dance and disability.


The Five Day Intensive included a daily training and a composition repertory class. The training class led by Jürg Koch focused on developing individual and shared material. In the composition class  we worked on a number of sections from Koch's The Rite of Spring production (2013).



Guest teachers for the repertory class included Jason Ohlberg and Fausto Rivera.  They taught a section from Zvi Gotheiner's Brazilian Duets from the 2013 Chamber Dance Company repertory, directed by Professor Hannah Wiley. In this session we examined different takes on the concept of restaging existing dances and explored how the identities of the dancers intersect with the identity of the work. UW Associate Professor Juliet McMains taught a guest session exploring access to social dance forms.

The Round Table included the following presentations:

  • Integrated Dance Ecology a Regional Perspective on Higher Education (Claire Summers)

  • Dance for Dignity (Jennifer Adams)

  • Debrief from a Mission: Dance Agent for Change with Scottish Dance Theater (Caroline Bowditch)

  • Walk the Talk (or Roll the Script): Exploring Sense/Access in Performance (Jürg Koch)

Five Day Intensive Participants: Bella Flaccus, Kristi Krein
UW Interns: Esra Comert-Morishige, Noam Gaster, 
Round Table Participants: Jennifer Adams, Caroline Bowditch, Megan Brandel, Tom Pritchard, Claire Summers, Mlondolozi Zondi.