Dance Generators move assembly

Teachers Mary Johansmeyer, left, and Trish Perlman mirror each other’s movements at an exhibition of The Dance Generators at BSE April 7. Johansmeyer, who teaches physical education, said she loved how Maureen Shea presented the exercise to the kids. She said the kids picked up on the motions and that she incorporated some of these into her gymnastics unit. “I was amazed how agile and fluid and graceful the [intergenerational] dancers were,” she added.
Teachers Mary Johansmeyer, left, and Trish Perlman mirror each other’s movements at an exhibition of The Dance Generators at BSE April 7. Johansmeyer, who teaches physical education, said she loved how Maureen Shea presented the exercise to the kids. She said the kids picked up on the motions and that she incorporated some of these into her gymnastics unit. “I was amazed how agile and fluid and graceful the [intergenerational] dancers were,” she added.
Katie logoBSE—Maureen Shea and her “Dance Generators” dance company visited the school April 7. Their dancers are aged 25 to 90, and they love dancing together.

According to their flier, they make contemporary modern dances and create scores for improvisations.

Some people we talked with liked it a lot. Others thought it was weird.

There were stretches, mirroring exercises, and a lot of other activities, most set to music.

Ms. Carter said she was blown away by the experience: “I liked how there were different generations, so you see that you can dance even when you’re older,” she said.

Student Hannah Chase said she thought it was awesome: “It made me remember about my grandma, who passed away. But in a happy way.”

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