Dance 18: MADCO’s “Alive Inside” Examines Aging and Memory Through Dance

In “Alive Inside,” the energy of modern dance tells stories of aging, memory loss and cognitive diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinson’s Disease. Choreographers interviewed people about their lives before Parkinson’s and other cognitive impairments. Some of the choreography is set to documentary audio interviews, while other dances are performed to contemporary music. Both the choreographers and interviewees agree–bringing these stories to life through dance was a rewarding and enlightening experience.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video.

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