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The Fruits of Collaboration - Part 2

Posted on January 29, 2019 by Beth Tener, Faculty, Marlboro MBA, Principal, New Directions Collaborative

When doing collaborative work, a common challenge is that people want to move right to action and they under-invest or shortcut the foundational work of building relationships, aligning work, and learning together. This framework illustrates the various dimensions of collaborative work. A focus on action alone, misses all the other rich fruits that can come from other forms of collaboration....

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The Fruits of Collaboration

Posted on January 23, 2019 by Beth Tener, Faculty, Marlboro MBA, Principal, New Directions Collaborative

In any organization or initiative, we want people motivated to bring their best thinking and ideas to the work, fully participate, and take action. In a world where much work is done in cubicles interacting with screens, I believe there is an overlooked and often unrealized desire of people to contribute and gain the benefits of being part of a collaborative community.The way we design work -...

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Too Many Goodbyes

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Alta Millar

This morning, I said goodbye to the friends I made at Laban, to my housemates and to the memories I’ve collected over the months. I’m not heading back home quite yet though. I’ve decided to take a month to explore Europe and collect Plan research before I’m homeward bound in January.If I’m being very honest, I can say that I didn’t want to leave London today. I didn’t want to hug my friends...

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Final Exams at Laban

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Alta Millar

Now with my exciting term at Trinity Laban sadly coming to a close, I’m able to reflect on the differences between this conservatoire environment and Marlboro College. There are plenty of differences—too many to list. But the one that stands out the most for me is how the final exams are conducted here at Laban.For most of my finals, I did not write any massive essays or reflective pieces on my...

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Bungee Jumping, the Dance

Posted on December 3, 2018 by Alta Millar

One of my favorite courses at Trinity Laban is Choreography, which invites our independent artistic and creative endeavors. I look forward to it everyday Tuesday evening because it’s a chance to play with movement ideas and occupy the position of teacher and director.In one of the projects I’m working on now focuses on how two people, when connected with literal or imaginative string, can...

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Finding Home in the Routines

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Alta Millar

With only three weeks left of Trinity Laban’s fall term, I’ve been thinking a lot about my return home and how I’m going to share my experience. Honestly, sometimes I really don’t know. Obviously, I know how I will share my dance training and my studies in workshops and performances, but how can I share my actual lived experience of studying abroad? Can I? Or are there experiences that are meant...

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Riding the Creative Process

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Alta Millar, Marlboro student doing semester program at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

In the beginning of my term here in London, Laban was hosting open auditions for the Master of Fine Arts choreography performance. In addition to getting some auditioning experience under my belt, I felt fortunate to be selected for one of these performances. I knew I would learn about another choreographer’s creative processes, how they produce movement, play with ideas, and craft a finished...

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When in Bath...

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Alta Millar

Trinity Laban, my host institution while abroad, recently had their mid-term break. It’s a week meant for studying, exam preparation, and some much-needed relaxation. I knew that I wanted to make the most out of this break, since I’m only studying here for one term. This was a call for adventure, so I packed my bags and went with my friends to a cute little city in England called BathThere were...

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Home Days Dance On By

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Danielle Scobey

In early October, Marlboro College celebrated Home Days, a weekend when visiting alumni, families, and prospective students arrived on campus to a foggy autumn mountainscape.It was the peak of fall foliage, and Marlboro’s beautiful campus was dotted with gourds, apples, and campus tours. People came from near and far, and a table was set up to welcome alumni with graduation years ranging from...

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Ice Dancing with The Pros

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Alta Millar

Part of my study abroad adventure has been experiencing performances by other dancers with a diversity of perspectives and practices. Last weekend, I went to see the Montreal-based modern dance and ice-skating company Le Patin Libre, or “free skate,” perform in central London with my friend Claire Lane.The show was mind-blowing, to say the least. The venue was in this massive ice rink, set up...

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