Bringing an internationally recognized dance company into schools offers students a rare opportunity to engage in inspired excellence in the field of dance. JGPG designs the curriculum to support the actualization of the essential skills of empathy, self-refection, collaboration, and the giving and receiving of constructive criticism. These skills have been identified by educational research as critical to the future success of students regardless of their chosen academic or career path. Inspired Bodies also fosters the engagement of diverse communities in the future of dance and the arts.
“I hope future students can work with JGPG to get a new sense of different people in the world and open up to new experiences.”
“They’re work is so organic and they are easy to work with, no pressure or judgement.”
“I learned to transition my weight and what it means to do that well– it changed me as a performer and artist.”
“It allowed me to let stuff I didn’t even know I could do just come out of me!”
“I really liked the vocalization, it’s so hard to move and sing, it focuses on breath control– I use that in other parts of my life now too.”
“I love how much they focus on the individual dancer– it’s not about cookie-cutter dance with them.”