Since 2019, Wilber has been working as dance educator and instructor in several academies and schools. He was teaching dance and movement classes for kids, teenagers, adults and children with disabilities.
Check out the class catalogue in the following gallery. At this time and under the circumstances of the global pandemic of COVID-19, I am available to teach online. If you are interested in any of the classes, please reach me out using the contact form on Contact section.
“Art education will save the world”, those were words of my Art High School Chemistry professor Jose Manuel Carrillo, and I agree with him.
I believe art education gives specific tools, which every child should have to become into an outstanding citizen: empathy, solidarity, team work, sensibility and creativity. Different than science or mathematics areas, art education offers an opportunity to research and ponder on us. Art students look up in their deepest thoughts and desires, they face their selves, trying to find answers but find more questions instead. For many of them, this is the place where the big choices start: how to manage their life? How to express their voice? How to make their thoughts real?
I teach dance in higher education because I want to be the bridge for young people to find out the possibilities of their bodies and movement; and to guide them in their professional career as dance artists. I conceive myself as a movement researcher, so I will guide students to master their own dance language based on the training I developed from my movement research (“A body in the space”).
In my classes, I promote the care of the own and foreign body. Either in practical as in theorical classes, I provide students information to help them to have a healthy lifestyle (healthy training and nutrition). Also, a respectful attitude with all the members are demanded as part of the course.
My teaching methodology is both practical and theorical activities. Through movement we investigate our ideas, but I also request written papers so they can land and argue their thought and reflections. References given can be videos, articles or books, this in order to enrich their information media perception.
In all the classes, each student is responsible to have an individual tracing of their process: they will identify strengths and weakness, I will drive them to achieve their personal goals and new challenges. I also use this method for they to have a frequent touch with aspirations, curiosities, and their process in the class. I will ask them how their progress is going in relation with the class goals and they are welcome to have conversation with if needed.
At the end of the course, after a constant physical en mental training, students will have a solid starting point where to plant and make grow their ideas and interests. They might understand how other fields can complement their work and vice versa, willing to try different processes and approaches.
I want them to understand and remember that art research is also an experimental process, they can step back and start again as many times as necessary. By training and rehearsing, new outcomes will come, with even more questions than results.