JGPG offers its young community the opportunity to train with company members and create original dance theatre works using JGPG’s innovative creative methodologies. We offer techniques that tune, align, and entrain the body to itself and its surroundings with the understanding that community building, empathy promotion, social awareness and engagement all start within ourselves in our immediate physical experience of being embodied. The JGPG youth programming is created to facilitate a vibrant, age appropriate learning experience guided by the following goals:
- To build community, promote empathy and social awareness through creative expression and collaboration.
- To offer the opportunity for young people to give voice and expression to their unique experiences, struggles, and hopes.
- To support and encourage artistic excellence and innovation in the field of dance and performance.
El Cerrito High School
El Cerrito, CA
JGPG began partnering with ECHS in 2015 with regular workshops focused ondance technique, partnering, voice, song, and word play to engage and enrich the creative process. In Fall 2016, JGPG led a performance development process that culminated a new work created by the students, performed at the ECHS dance concert. Click here to view our recent studio showing!
Lowell High School
San Francisco, CA
Oakland Technical High School
Yerba Buena High School
San Jose, CA
Treehouse (a program of the Jamestown Community Center)
San Francisco, CA
JGPG works with the 6th grade girls of Treehouse, a program which places at-risk youth into social support groups with caring, supportive adults. Students are introduced to the basic elements of dance as well as JGPG methods of combining text, song and movement to craft a shared story exploring themes of empathy, connection and personal creativity.
San Francisco Arts Education Project
Summer Intensive, July 10-14 2017
Inspired Bodies participants dance, sing and create. They surprise themselves with their own imaginations. Maybe they grow a tail or discover their superpowers, find their voice or color in their own stories. Guided and taught by JGPG company members and teaching artists, this workshop interweaves body and mind and activates the physical imagination. Students are encouraged in the creation of their own unique movement vocabulary as well as collaborative construction of dances. The explorations culminate in an informal performance at the end of the session. More info and registration at www.sfartsedsummer.org