Movement Toward Literacy


Society for the Performing Arts supports exploration of the performing arts and creative writing as a way to enhance an individual’s ability to understand, interpret and appreciate written text and spoken words.

Movement Toward Literacy (MTL) initiatives utilize the power of the performing arts to teach components of literacy such as active listening, articulate speech, coherent writing and reading comprehension.

In collaboration with Writers in the Schools, classroom and after school workshops will focus on the composition of original poems & monologues, the interpretation of poetry and the creation of movement and choreography inspired by metaphors, imagery and poetic language.

Student participants in MTL initiatives will be invited to perform original slam poetry, moving choral readings and unique poetry-inspired dance compositions as part of the H-E-B Performance Prelude series. 

In addition to crafting poems and studying dance on campus, participants will have monthly opportunities for creative expression with Writers in the Schools during their Meta-Fourth Friday workshops.  Click here for more details about Meta-Fourth Fridays.



 
Anthony Quintanilla
2014 Graduate of Furr HS
Movement Toward Literacy Student

"SPA and it's educational outreach has been an integral partner with Furr High School. SPA's ongoing opportunities has allowed my students to experience a multitude of life long experiences, opening up adventures that are life changing! Through a master class offered through SPA, Anthony Quintanilla, was accepted and attended the Mark Morris Summer intensive in New York City. This is just one example of how SPA's educational outreach has helped a budding artist establish a promising future."

Rachael Musquiz, Dance Director, Furr High School

For more information about Movement Toward Literacy, please contact SPA at 713.632.8112 or education@spahouston.org.

  SPA is pleased to acknowledge Phillips 66 for its generous
underwriting of Movement Toward Literacy

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