“Just living is telling a story. You’re put on this Earth to tell that story, to share those stories“Judith Jamison
Dance is more than a movement; it is a way of life. How I choose to live that life is greatly influenced by how I was taught, the way I learn, see things, and what I believe. Beliefs, values, fears, and boundaries are revealed in a body that moves in space. As a movement instructor, dance teacher, and choreographer, I work with or against, those modalities for the creation of performance, to tell a story and/or bring healing.
In my classes alignment, relevant technique and the understanding of Class insitruction promote alignment, use of appropriate technique, and the importance of understanding rhythm, time, and space. Utilizing methods created by Liz Lerman and Jawole Willia Jo Zollar, I work to build up the growth of the individual than the community. This process works well with theater ensembles and performances telling a story. My goal in instruction is to encourage people to discover who they are, what they are capable of and, challenge them beyond known limits.
- MFA in dance graduate
- MAT certified trainer
- trained in tap, ballet, jazz, salsa, hip hop, modern, West African and musical theater styles
- trained at Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Los Angeles Academy of Fine Arts, ASU and continued training at various dance workshops
CRITICAL RESPONSE PROCESS
Erika R. Moore is a certified CRP facilitator. She has trained with Liz Lerman, founder of the process and John Borstel, accompanist on ways to lead the process and conduct facilitator training. From Liz Lerman’s website, the CRP: is a method for giving and getting feedback on work in progress, designed to leave the maker eager and motivated to get back to work.
Made up of four core steps, CRP connects the power of questions to the focus and challenge of informed dialogue. It offers artists an active role in the critique of their own work. Giving them away to rehearse the connections they seek. The Critical Response Process instills ways of thinking, communicating, and being that enhance human interactions. Coaching, community dialogue, artistic collaboration, and family conversations are a few ways, it can be used.
Art makers, educators, scientists, theater companies, dance departments, orchestras, laboratories, conservatories, museums, universities, corporations, and kindergartens use this process to improve, learn and, transform their way of thinking.
WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Inspiring people to be their best, sharing lessons from my story and, knowledge obtained along the way are a great joy for Erika. In customizing workshops, and speaking engagements, I must think critically on the presentation of content, creatively on its delivery and in a position to learn about those, I am engaging with. Our words are powerful, their delivery even more potent, and the energy behind them can be electrifying. Topics for workshops and engagements include; Dance and Wealth, The Art of Leadership, Conditions for Change.
Inspiring people to be their best, sharing lessons from my story and, knowledge obtained along the way are a great joy for Erika. In customizing workshops, and speaking engagements, I must think critically on the presentation of content, creatively on its delivery and in a position to learn about those, I am engaging with. Our words are powerful, their delivery even more potent, and the energy behind them can be electrifying. Topics for workshops and engagements include; Dance and Wealth, The ART of Leadership, Conditions for Change.
Dance and Wealth: applicable to all, this topic reviews and addresses the status of wealth in various communities. Steps to; obtain, sustain, and grow it are shared.
The ART of Leadership: connecting the seemingly unconnected, growing what is already connected, discovering why and making progress are addressed.
Conditions for Change: may vary in presentation, discusses morals, values, beliefs, and the frameworks in which we live.
Additional topics can be used. All content can be modified for individuals outside of the arts.