Kerwin Barrington

>Kerwin Barrington

Kerwin Barrington

Dance
Specialities: Improvisation, Nature-focused art, Outdoor Art-making

Contact Info

Resides in
Lester B. Pearson

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Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • none

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • No

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay
  • New Frontiers - Chateauguay Valley
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier – Laval
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
I have been teaching improvisational movement and contemporary dance to humans of all ages for 15 years in all kinds of contexts. I enjoy bringing dance to schools because I have witnessed the vital and transformative impact it can have on students physical and emotional well being.

My workshops are inclusive and can be adapted to any age group or any physical challenges of participants. Themes can vary depending on season, time restriction and interests of each group

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

1- Hardening

Based on the process in gardening called “hardening” students will explore the ideas of adaptation and resilience in these difficult times. In the spring, we plant seeds indoors which grow into baby seedlings that are soft, green and luscious and full of potential. With the goal of eventually planting them outside, we expose them gradually to the environment. Everyday we watch for signs- we notice what they need to survive. Overtime, they get stronger as they grow- they adapt, harden and become more like their new habitat.

Workshop includes learning through nature about one's own nature.
Observation, reflection, movement games, creation, sharing.

2- Outdoor dance

Warm up together at a distance
Tracing the horizon exercise
Observing and learning through and about the wild that surrounds us- ex: cycles, vulnerability, resilience, serenity, chaos and balanced relationships
Improvisational games that play with these themes
Creating a short solo danced together



Video

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