Welcome to the Teaching Artist Journal’s ALT/space!
In this space, Teaching Artist correspondents from around the U.S. and the world bring you stories of their work at the crossroads of art and learning.
The stories that our bloggers bring to ALT/space are born inside the practice of teaching and art making in all artistic and expressive mediums: visual arts, dance, traditional arts, outsider art, music, theater, storytelling, writing and…? There is room here for the broadest definition of art.
These are stories of the work and collaboration that is happening between TAs and all ages of learners in schools, communities and prisons, to the north, south, east and west of where you are right now. There is also room here for the broadest definition of where art can happen.
These are stories of doing, making, thinking, resolving, expanding, learning and expressing. These are stories that share celebrations and dismay, struggle and success, or simply a moment in time.
Through these stories we hope to define our field as expansively as possible. At the same time we are hoping to create a venue for conversations about TA practice that are both broad and deep. We hope you will participate by responding to posts, asking questions, and sharing your own thoughts and experiences.
Feel free to contact me any time.
Malke Rosenfeld is a percussive dancer and teaching artist who has performed and taught across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. She is the founding member of the Celtic music group Cucanandy and spent two years touring internationally with Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, which included the London run of Riverdance. Malke has worked in educational settings since 1997. A creative, playful teacher, she specializes in math/dance integration with a focus on creative problem solving, increased rhythmic competence, and the satisfaction of self-expression. She developed her current program, Math in Your Feet, in 2004 with math specialist Jane Cooney. Malke’s blog: The Map is Not the Territory.