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Get Moving with Casey Lee Thorne

  • Jewish LearningWorks 601 14th Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94118 United States (map)

Dear Educators,
You are invited by Jewish Learning Works’ Integration of the Arts to an experiential workshop with an artist. In order to explore how the arts can be integrated into your practice, we have brought you Playful Art with Hanoch Piven and Piyut with Yair Harel. This time we want you to get off your chairs and get moving!  Casey Lee Thorne, a local celebrated dancer, choreographer and founder of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet, has recently returned from a year long Fulbright Fellowship to Israel where she conducted a dance outreach project entitled If I were You - Project Israel. Casey will tell us about her journey and about her Fulbright Project in Israel, we will go gaga together with Gaga* inspired movement, explore how to choreograph text and have the pleasure of a short dance performance by members of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet. 

$10 suggested donation for dinner


Space is limited

We hope you can make it!  Please tell your colleagues about it.

No prior movement or dance experience necessary. This workshop is for all educators.

About Casey:
Casey Lee Thorne's Blog:
Here you can read her bio, see posts from her
project in Israel and more.

Inside Out Contemporary Ballet Company
Three performances of If I Were You - Project Israel 
are coming up around the Bay Area
Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Oct 3rd 7pm, at Dominican University of CA, San Rafael

Oct 10th 8pm and Oct 11th 4pm, at ODC Commons, San Francisco

For more info and Tickets:

About If I Were You - Project Israel:
There's an old saying that to truly understand someone, you must walk a mile in their shoes, but what about dancing in them? If I Were You is a long-term international outreach project that enlists the personal experiences and voices of global citizens to illuminate how dance can connect us to our shared humanity. This humanitarian peace effort, lead by Casey Lee Thorne and the artistic collaborators of Inside Out Contemporary Ballet, offers a community centered approach to the creation and performance of original contemporary ballet works, ultimately promoting mutual-understanding and cross-cultural exchange.

The current iteration of this project, the second of its kind, is If I Were You - Project Israel. Through the generous support of the Fulbright Program and the United States State Department, Artistic Director Casey Lee Thorne conducted workshops for If I Were You - Project Israel from October 2014-July 2015, honoring the voices of both Israelis and Palestinians to examine the role of dance in self-discovery and community-building in the region. IOCB anticipates that this piece will challenge – and simultaneously affirm – its belief that dance exposes what is most personal to us as well as most universal.

If I Were You – Project Israel is a community outreach based project that directly engages global citizens in the creative process and development of a new contemporary ballet work, while simultaneously serving as a means for cultural exchange and mutual understanding. If I Were You offers an innovative approach for performing artists, specifically in the field of contemporary ballet, to use their craft for social change. This is a global vision, with a common dance, bridging self-reflection and activism.

Ohad Naharin’s Gaga* Dance

*Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, world-renowned choreographer and Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel.