Choreographers: Cecil Slaughter
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Contemporary choreographer and Washington University in St. Louis Professor of Dance, Cecil Slaughter discusses his creative method throughout the rehearsal process. Learn how the artistic collaboration between the innovative choreographer and gifted dancers transforms into a meaningful dance concert on the main stage by Modern American Dance Company (MADCO).

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: Dance-23**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of your students’ study of dance/the arts from an arts appreciation perspective. What is their reaction to the dance excerpts they saw? How did they interpret the meaning of the dance?
  • View the video to gain perspective on the mindset of a choreographer. What did students learn about dance and choreography from Mr. Slaughter’s expression of how he choreographs?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.