Community-Based Programs

A young dancer watches an intergenerational movement class.

Community-Based Programs

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Afterschool Dance Program at the Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club

Moving Life Stories / Historias de Vida en Movimiento

Fall 2023 at the Adult Learning Center

8-week session
Thursdays 5-6:15 pm
Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14

Adult Learning Center
141 W141 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

Spring 2024 at the Family Resource Center:
Dates and Times TBD
Family Resource Center of 18 Degrees

480 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201141 North

Moving Life Stories (MLS) is a FREE creative-based workshop where students are offered an opportunity to share their ancestry, family stories, personal journeys, and life experiences through movement and words in a safe space.
When memories, ideas, and experiences are investigated through movement and turned into art,
transformation occurs, creating an increased understanding of self, community, and respect for others and their differences. At its core, MLS is interactive and fun while developing self-reflection, agency, listening skills, empathy, compassion, and the ability to exchange and appreciate different life experiences as they are shared through the universal language of movement.

A Spanish-speaking interpreter will be present, childcare is provided, and transportation can be arranged.

Register here.

This program is made possible by the generosity of Mass Cultural Council, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Lee Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union, and TD Bank Charitable Foundation, as well as Alford Egremont Cultural Council, Dalton Cultural Council, Hinsdale-Peru Cultural Council, Monterey Cultural Council, Mount Washington Cultural Council, New Marlborough Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Sheffield Cultural Council, Tyringham Cultural Council, and Washington Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

To express interest or get in touch, please contact berkshire.pulse@gmail.com or call 413-274-6624.

Historias de Vida en Movimiento

Historias de Vida en Movimiento es una clase de movimiento creativo creado para la comunidad inmigrante en los Berkshire. La clase brinda la oportunidad de compartir experiencias personales e historias de y conexiones con lugares de su pasado y presente a través del movimiento, ejercicios, baile y construcción de comunidad.

Cada clase se basa en un tema tal como La Bienvenida, Conexión, y El Santuario. Los participantes siguen un precalentamiento y luego forman parte de una conversación sobre el tema de la clase en la que pueden compartir sus pensamientos, escuchar y ser escuchados, en un ambiente de apoyo mutuo. De esta conversación se construye el baile final de cada clase.

En esta serie de talleres aprenderemos varios métodos para contar y expresar nuestras historias a través del juego, movimiento creativo, y la creación de bailes cortos. No se requiere experiencia previa y la clase es apta para todas las edades.

Un traductor de habla hispana estará presente y se puede organizar el transporte gratuito.

Regístrese aquí.

Este programa es posible gracias a la generosidad del Mass Cultural Council, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Lee Bank, Greylock Federal Credit Union y TD Bank Charitable Foundation, así como el Alford Egremont Cultural Council, Dalton Cultural Council, Hinsdale-Peru Cultural Council, Monterey Cultural Council, Mount Washington Cultural Council, New Marlborough Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Sheffield Cultural Council, Tyringham Cultural Council, y Washington Cultural Council, agencias locales que son apoyadas por el Mass Cultural Council, una agencia estatal.

Para expresar interés o ponerse en contacto, envíe un correo electrónico a berkshire.pulse@gmail.com o llame al 413-274-6624.

Extra Special Teas

Tuesdays 11am-12pm

Berkshire Pulse is partnering with our neighbors at Extra Special Teas, with a joyful weekly movement class for EST staff and participants.  Together we will strengthen the message that dance builds community and is for everyone!

Classes led by Pulse teaching artist Sara Kiesel

Berkshire Pulse