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"Let's Dance and Play": Tapping an Infinite Resource for You

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Youth straddle the arenas of adulthood and childhood. That's why this show has considered adult aspects of a youth's worldview: concerns about employment, participation in national-level politics, and community development. Equally present in youth are the elements of play that are present from earliest childhood. Play is hardwired into us as human beings.
This week, we present an amazing live guest to discuss how dance, artistic expression, and play can be tapped into for the purpose of personal expression and youth development. Her name is Sarina Condello.
For over twenty-five years, Sarina Condello has traveled the planet, studying how communities and cultures express themselves through the performing arts. By combining dance and theatrical elements from around the world, Sarina has invented a teaching methodology that inspires and galvanizes children, adults and international artists everywhere and anywhere she teaches and directs. Completing two undergrad degrees in Dance and in Education, Sarina continued with her search for knowledge in the power of the performing arts and completed her Teacher Certification, Masters and PhD course work at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).
Sarina’s projects television have included: creating and hosting 13 one hour episodes of Bravo’s Way Off Broadway, 65 episodes of The Barefoot Dancer, as well as being a movement coach on the Canadian national television series Pop Stars, Big Voice and Battle of the Blades. Her award winning documentary Thank You Tanzania, profiled her first art camp that she facilitated alongside her three teenagers...