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EIU Tarble Arts Center

Poetry and Movement 


A workshop with Jana Harper and Rebecca Steinberg 

Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27 from 3-4pm CST on zoom 


Join us for a series of three online workshops to experience short films from the exhibitionPress Play, read a poem from Joy Harjo's American Sunrise, and collectively participate in a gentle movement exercise led by facilitators and inspired by the poem. Each workshop will have the same structure but feature different content, so please feel invited to join all three. Free and open to all, but you must rsvp on Eventbrite to receive zoom login information. 


This workshop series is part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read programming. The NEA Big Read is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book: An American Sunrise by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. 


Jana Harper is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores materiality and transcendence, chance encounters and human willfulness, relationships and connectivity, and human acts of meaning making. With a background in visual art and somatic practice, she works in both individual and collaborative settings and is interested in how the burdens of history can be transformed through gestures of love and empathy. 


Rebecca Steinberg is a choreographer and dance educator who leads workshops and master classes for young dancers, adults of all abilities, and professionals worldwide. She serves as a Curriculum Design Consultant, currently working on a National Science Foundation research grant at Vanderbilt University exploring the educational potential of dance for mathematics learning. 

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Tarble Arts Center

2010 9th St.
Charleston, IL 61920

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