Education – Media Arts in Schools
DCW is collaborating with Los Angeles Unified School District's Arts in Education on a plan to provide dance media programming in local schools. DCW began presenting dance media programs to its students in the Fall of 2008 when hundreds of students were bused to a DCW LAUSD screening event at the Hammer Museum.
LAUSD media specialists are excited by the substantive content and vast inventory of Dance Camera West’s programming. We hope to encourage focus, discipline and critical thinking skills by guiding students in a medium they do naturally, dance and make videos.
Many children in Southern California see themselves as the next gaming mogul. DCW is positioned to help inspire their creation of artistically driven proactive content.
DCW’s Emeritus Director Lynette Kessler has been appointed to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Media Arts Advisory Committee. Ms. Kessler will help guide the district’s new Media Arts Advisory Committee to create a fifth arts discipline for LAUSD schools and to produce classroom curricula and programs that accelerate learning through the arts.
Here’s what they had to say:
“I liked the irony in the film, Fast Forward. Life seems to pass us by so fast. Some artists have the courage to slow things down and explore.”
“The film, Modern Day Dreams, was interesting because it revealed how we use our imagination to escape boredom in our everyday life.”
“I enjoyed the intercultural exchange during the film, Quarantine. In some cultures men wear skirts which didn’t bother me a bit.”
“All the films were fantastic! I really resonated with the film, Swan, because it reminded me of similar movements I’m used to doing as a dancer myself.”