On Stage & In-School Residencies

Madeline and the Bad Hat
Based on the original story by Ludwig Bemelmans
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A  &  Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A

Madeline and the Bad Hat, an original musical based upon the much-loved book, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of the Madeline series. It traces the adventure of the young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with Pepito, a mischievous new neighbor – eventually recognizes the importance of keeping an open mind. Rude and conceited, and mean to animals, Pepito seems at first to be nothing but trouble. But when Pepito unexpectedly finds himself in real danger, it’s up to the resourceful Madeline to get him out of it. Can she teach Pepito a lesson about the value of friendship and family in the bargain, and is Pepito not such a bad hat after all?

Grades: pre-k – 2
Curriculum Focus: Literacy,Language Arts, Interpersonal Relationships, Reading, Character Education, Cultural Understanding, Theatre
This program relates to Learning Standards: ELA 2; The Arts 3; Social Studies 3

Yamato, Wadaiko Drummers of Japan

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Friday, November 22, 2013
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A

By giving a contemporary, theatrical edge to the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming, Yamato’s ten-person company has earned a worldwide reputation. With an exciting physical style, the Yamato drummers bring drama to their musical inheritance, playing a variety of different Japanese instruments in addition to their signature drums. A spectacular and invigorating introduction to Japanese culture and the universal power of rhythm is performed by one of Japan’s foremost drum ensembles.

Grades: 4 – 8                                     
Curriculum Focus: Music, Theatre, Social Studies, Diversity
Learning Standards: Social Studies 3; The Arts 3, 4

PAWS:  Performing Arts Workshops for Secondary Students
Participatory Program for Your Students

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College December 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
8:45am – 2pm

The creative energy of last year’s PAWS continues as once again your students will have a unique opportunity to experience a variety of performing arts workshops. By choosing three workshops from numerous offerings, students learn skills and techniques not usually taught in their own schools, such as Latin Dance, Stage Fighting, Improvisation, Gospel Singing, and Directing. It’s an exhilarating day for all.  Student responses from previous PAWS programs: “It’s indescribable how amazing the class was.” “I was inspired.” “PAWS is a celebration of the arts and helps me improve on things I’m passionate about.” “The whole day was one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had.”

$10 per student
Grades: 9 -12
Curriculum Focus: Theatre, Dance, Music
This program relates to Learning Standards: The Arts 1

DiNO–Light
CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance in collaboration with Light Wire Theater

Dino Light

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A   &   Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A

A menagerie of fantastic creatures created by cutting edge electroluminescent technology blends with puppetry and contemporary dance in DiNO-Light, the magical journey of a most unusual dinosaur. Assembled and nurtured by a lonely scientist, DiNO is sent into the world to experience life for himself and finds adventure and the true meaning of love. After the performance, the magical science of the production will be revealed.

Grades: 3 – 6
Curriculum Focus: Science, Dance, Art, Puppetry, Compassion, Adventure.
This program relates to Learning Standards: The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4

Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
Based on the original stories by Doreen Cronin
Omaha Theatre Company

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Thursday, March 6, 2014
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A   &   Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A

It’s not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school. But luckily for Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly, and Sassy Spider, every creature finds its special attribute in Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. Spider waits anxiously to shed his skin; Worm feels self-conscious and embarrassed for having no legs; and Fly’s 327 brothers and sisters drive her so crazy that she can hardly focus on schoolwork. Based on the bestselling Diary books, this hysterical coming-of-age musical will have students cheering on the insects as they face problems familiar to us all.

Enhance the Experience: Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop hands-on, grade appropriate projects related to the performance of Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. Student workshop activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. Mr. Wadden has been leading collaborative arts workshops for twenty-five years. As co-director of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater he also creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year.  He is BOCES approved.  Call 914 251-6232 for more information.

Grades: 2 – 4
Curriculum Focus: Literacy, Language Arts, Growth and Development of Animals, Music, Storytelling, Theatre
This program relates to Learning Standards: ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4
 

My Heart in a Suitcase

Based on the book by Anne L. Fox
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014       
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A   &   Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A

In 1938, as the atrocities against Jews accelerate and few countries will take in refugees, the Lehman family, along with 10,000 other parents, is forced to register their 12-year old daughter Anne for Kindertransport – a rescue mission that provided some Jewish children the opportunity to flee from Nazi-occupied countries to England.  With only one small suitcase, young Anne boards a train alone and says goodbye to her parents forever. Based on real-life events and using original letters, this dramatic story vividly recreates the events in Germany and other occupied nations prior to and during World War II.

Enhance the Experience: Immediately following each performance of My Heart in a Suitcase there will be an extended Q&A with a survivor of the Kindertransport missions during which the audience will be able to reflect on the lessons of the production.

Duration: 1 hour
Grades: 4 – 8                                             
Curriculum Focus: World War II, Character Education, Theatre, Literature
Learning Standards: ELA 2, 3; Social Studies 2; The Arts 3

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia 

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Monday, April 7, 2014   
10:00am – 11:00am + Q&A   &  Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:00am – 11:00am + Q&A

That little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters! This triple bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’ s travels through the sky, and the Mixed–Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. These whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains.

Enhance the Experience:  Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop hands-on, grade appropriate projects related to the performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Student workshop activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. Mr. Wadden has been leading collaborative arts workshops for twenty-five years. As co-director of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater he also creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year.  He is BOCES approved.  Call 914 251-6232 for more information.

Grades: Pre-k – 2
Curriculum Focus: Literacy, Language Arts, Growth and Development of Animals, Art, Storytelling
This program relates to Learning Standards: ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4
 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Based on the original story by Michael Rosen
KW & NB Ltd of London

We Are Going On A Bear Hunt - Kenny Wax & Nick Brooke Productions

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
10:00 – 11:00am + Q&A  &  Noon – 1:00pm + Q&A

We’re going on a bear hunt, and we’re not scared! Join our intrepid family – father, children and their singing dog – on a fantastic journey to ‘catch a big one’. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands on adventure as our intrepid explorers wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud and more. Played with the simplicity and charm of the original book, and with plenty of opportunity for audience participation, everything ends happily in this perfect mini-adventure.

Enhance the Experience:  Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop hands-on, grade appropriate projects related to the performance of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Student workshop activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. Mr. Wadden has been leading collaborative arts workshops for twenty-five years. As co-director of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater he also creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year.  He is BOCES approved.  Call 914 251-6232 for more information.

Grades: Pre-k – 2
Curriculum Focus: Communication, Language, Literacy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Listening, Investigation, Music
This program relates to Learning Standards: The Arts 3; ELA 2; Social Studies 3
 

Creative Opportunities in Your Classroom:
Neighborhood Bridges:

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In response to growing demand, the fall of 2013 will see an expansion of our nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program, designed to bring critical literacy into your classroom. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model of arts integration, Neighborhood Bridges places teaching artists in classrooms with teachers for a 10-week residency collaboration that integrates theatre and storytelling arts into the ELA classroom. Originally developed by The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, the Neighborhood Bridges program develops critical literacy by enhancing students writing and increasing listening, speaking, evaluating and social skills. Teacher testimonials available. Call for more information: 914 251 6232

Decoda (previously known as The Declassified):

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Meet chamber music’s freshest new faces and collaborate with them.

Decoda is a newly-minted chamber music society made up of some of the world’s best and brightest young classical musicians. Founded in 2011 by alumni of The Academy – a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education – Decoda combines world-class artistry, revelatory audience engagement, and innovative programming in pursuit of a new model for the musician in today’s society. Committed to engaging audiences through interactive events, Decoda will be working with Arts-in-Education in the spring of 2014 to create unique residency programs for schools and community partners in our area. Call for more information: 914 251 6232

 

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