Invoking the Imagination: Connection, Inspiration, and Learning

Invoking The Imagination: Cross-Cultural Collaboration

with Samantha Whelan Kotkas
  Subtitles available in English French

Teaching artist Samantha Whelan Kotkas invites her cross-cultural teaching partner, Walter MacDonald White Bear, to talk about the work that they have done in many schools over the last six and a half years through the NAC Music Alive Program. Together they have shared music and stories inspired by the lessons of Turtle, Bear, Beaver, and Eagle.

This video is part of a four-part series on invoking the imagination through the arts for students of all ages. In this series, Samantha shares different ways music educators can invoke the imagination of others, create an environment that supports the discovery of individual artistic voice, and help people articulate their ideas in and through an art form like music.