Join us at The Liberi School this spring break for a Games Around the World Camp with Alexander Udis. The world can be a complicated place, and exploring diverse cultures of the world can be a daunting task. What better way to start than playing games? Let’s take a 3-day trip around the globe through the lens of games. Each day, we will explore folk games from a different region of the planet and by doing so learn what values we all share and what different approaches we take to building our world. We will culminate our adventures by dreaming up and creating our very own game—an original game that reflects our region and time. Through play, we’ll discover who we are today!
As an apprentice of The Hindman Settlement Schools Folk Art Director, Alexander Udis learned the rich tradition of folk games in Eastern Kentucky and the wealth of knowledge that can be learned almost without effort through the games of humanity’s past. He believes we learn best when we’re having fun!
Cost $225 (Need-based scholarships may be available)
Advanced registration required
The Liberi School
3521 US Route 9
Hudson, NY 12534
Alexander Udis comes from Kentucky and grew up with the dances and play party games of Eastern Kentucky. He once asked his Mama what the Depression was like. Having grown up on a small farm, she replied, “We were poor before, we were poor during, and we were poor after. We never knew it happened.” A Square Dance Caller and Instructor, Alexander organized Community Dances in Louisville as head of the Louisville Old Time Squares Association from 2013 to 2016 and helped bring these traditional dances back throughout the MidWest and SouthEast. As an apprentice of The Hindman Settlement Schools Folk Art Director, Alexander learned the rich tradition of folk games in Eastern Kentucky and the wealth of knowledge that can be learned almost without effort through the games of humanitys past. Alexander has worked in both formal and informal education since 2006 as Garden Educator and Cooking Instructor for the Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville Summer Garden Program, the Environmental Educator at the Americana Community Center, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, and ESL instructor for Iroquois High School. Alexander splits his time between Kentucky and the Hudson Valley.