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D'Amboise Demonstrates Vitality of Arts in Education at Biber Lecture

Posted by Nick Gray on September 16, 2013

Jacques D'Amboise with NDI Master Teaching Artist Mary Kennedy
Jacques D'Amboise with NDI Master Teaching Artist Mary Kennedy
 

Kids from NDI perform at the Biber Lecture
Kids from NDI perform at the Biber Lecture
 

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Each September, Bank Street's Graduate School of Education welcomes new students to the college with a visit from a leading educator who has made a compelling mark in her or his field. These talks comprise the annual Barbara Biber Lectures. On September 9, 2013, Jacques D'Amboise, renowned classical dancer and founder of National Dance Institute (NDI) — an award-winning arts education program — headlined the 19th installment of the series.

NDI offers no-cost classes, residencies, and performance opportunities for tens of thousands of children in New York public schools. Its model uses dance to help children learn to collaborate, fuel their curiosity, and develop a sense of pride in their work.

 

 The arts open your heart and mind to possibilities that are limitless. They are pathways that touch upon our brains and emotions and bring sustenance to imagination. Human beings’ greatest form of communication, they walk in tandem with science and play, and best describe what it is to be human.
— Jacques d'Amboise


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