Over the past year, I have been working with seniors at Fonteno Senior Education Center on a series of balance workshops designed to enhance physical stability through creative movement. Senior workshop participants are guided through a series of exercises that promote strength, balance, and kinesthetic awareness. The classes end with a culminating sequence that integrates creative movement, story telling, and a renewed understanding of the physical relationship with gravity. Balance is an evening-length dance performance inspired by these workshops and includes Fonteno seniors and professional dancers.
A dance performance inspired by seniors from the Fonteno Senior Education Center. This project is funded in part by the City of Houston Arts Alliance and the support of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Innovation Grant and the University of Houston College of the Arts. This project is funded in part by the City Houston through Houston Arts Alliance with additional support from the University of Houston Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Innovation Grant.