Performing Arts with Ibu Penélope

Greetings Parents! I hope you are as excited as I am to begin this new year at Green School. I am thrilled to be joining Pak Shawn, Ibu Prenny and Pak Muri as Performing Arts specialist.

Let me tell you a bit about me. I am originally from Colombia and lived in Montana, USA with my husband, Pak Jason Gutzmer who will be teaching MS and HS Visual and Practical Arts and our daughter Aluna, starting in 4A. Inspiring people to take care of our Planet through the Arts has been a passion of mine since 1998. This passion led me to travel and work through the Americas creating visual and performance art with diverse communities, ranging from indigenous people to formal private schools students, making street and school wide theatre productions, dance and musical performances, art installations, all driven by the dream of a sustainable society that protects our Planet and our rich cultural diversity.

I have also worked in Ecovillage design and implementation, Permaculture, Consensus Decision Making, Facilitation I look forward  ti implementing and creating artistic educational avenues that support GS students to develop their self-empowerment and expression, their ability to work in community, and their joyful involvement in life as “Guardians of the Earth”.

So far we are dedicating our Primary Performing Arts classes to build out community of artists, developing classroom agreements and playing a variety of drama games to assess skills and abilities. With MS our current focus is on Roots of Zumba, learning the origin of the fascinating and catchy Zumba workout in Afro Latin and African dances.   Welcome!  


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