Show in conjunction with other segments of modern dance performance.
Have the founder of a local arts company come into the class and discuss both the practical and artistic challenges of operating. Have students create a guide of local arts companies and what they offer.
Show the Gorilla Dances excerpt and have students compare the dancers’ movements to footage of real gorillas. Have students choreograph their own dances reflecting animals.
What are the modern dance companies closest to your community?
Art! Art! Barking Dog was a modern dance company founded in 1996 in Louisville, Kentucky. The company was founded by Anastasia McGlothlin, Alan Lommasson, and Lynn Slaughter. The company performed extensively in the Louisville area, but has ceased operation.