Curriculum | Dance & Music

The 1980s Series – Breakdancing

During the 1980s, music, dance, fashion, and art experienced a boom of energy and innovation. It was also during the 80s that Haring came into prominence and produced most of his signature work. This series of lessons seeks to explore the cultural and creative phenomenons of the 1980s for the youth of today. The Breakdancing lesson, in particular, allows students to translate Haring's celebrated images of dancing people into choreographed breakdancing routines.

Radiant Baby

This lesson, designed specifically for the New York City musical that chronicles Keith Haring's life, "Radiant Baby", takes students through pre and post musical writing & art assignments in an effort to help students realize their life goals and a path towards self-accomplishment.

Body Language Through Sculpture

Exploring gesture and movement using clay, this lesson was produced by a college student majoring in Art Education.

Hip Hop Dancers

New York City High school students explore movement and performance in this lesson, which explores urban vernacular dance.

A Haring Production

A Haring Production

This 7th grade class designed a stage set for their local job convention. Using Haring's bold and colorful style, they created emblems of various different occupations on large, free standing wood boards that were placed around the stage.

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