Dance in the Shadow Kit
This kit is built around the video clips on the DVD-ROM Dance in the Shadow: The Unfolding Story of Rebecca Beayni. The videos introduce students to the mutually empowering experience of dance with someone who uses a wheelchair.
The kit consists of 11 short videos and 6 PDFs, 5 of which have appendices in Word containing only the Questions for Students. All users should begin with PDF 1, the Introduction. Other PDFs relate to 2015 learning expectations for:
- Grade 6 Language and Social Studies
- Grade 10 and 11 Arts (Dance)
- Grade 11 Leadership/Peer support OR Guidance
- Grade 10 Religion (Ontario Catholic curriculum)
The 6th PDF offers suggestions for use for Retreats and Conferences.
This kit is a collaboration of L’Arche Canada and Partners for Planning. All parts – videos and teacher’s guide – may be downloaded and used free of charge from this website or from partnersforplanning.ca. Alternatively, a hard copy of the DVD-ROM (containing all of the videos except that of John Delazzari and Michael Barrett) may be purchased through inclusion.com.
Videos (click to open)
- Revel in the Light (12 min.)
- John Delazzari and Michael Barrett (1:49 min.)
- Dance Intro (3 min.)
- I Can Dance!!! (2:30 min.)
- Anna Bruno (5 min.)
- Heryka Miranda (5 min.)
- First Encounter (5:40 min.)
- Gratitude (8 min.)
- Massey Hall Dance (6 min.)
- You Raise me Up (4:30 min.)
- Dance in the Shadow (23 min.)
Teacher’s Guide and Questions for Students
PDF 6 – for Retreats and Conferences
Protection for Continuity
I am rather concerned about communities without any traditions, which refuse to accept external authority. This could be the state, or a bishop, or authority born of a network of sister communities. For without an external authority a community will not outlive its founder for long and, if there is no external control at all, the founder will be in danger of making some serious mistakes.
Jean Vanier, Community and Growth, p.130