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NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2016-2017

 


10 HL Project - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Based on the children’s classic The Chronicles of Narnia and choreographed by Randy James, this production brings C.S. Lewis' beloved and magical novel to life through dance set to the music of Mozart! The classic story, set in the fictitious Narnia, features all of your favorite characters – the heroine Lucy and her brother Edmund, The White Witch, The Wolf, The Faun and, of course, Aslan The Lion. Follow them through the land of forever Winter to see if they can break the evil spell cast by The White Witch. Production includes a cast of 9 fully costumed and post-performance talk back with artists is available upon request. 10 HL; Grades K-12; $1,000/$1,500

Elizabeth Sobo 973.699.8191                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .


Caravan to Cairo

From the exotic lands of the Arabian Nights, Mosaic Dance Theater Company’s Caravan to Cairo brings you traditional original folkloric dances from the lands which stretch from North Africa to the Middle East. Choreographed by Samara, one of today’s finest international performers of Middle Eastern dance, this delightful dance journey through the Near East offers a diversity of engaging styles and rhythms, lavish, colorful costumes and features a charming story theater adaptation of a timeless Arabic folktale. A short, interactive dance lesson and a Q&A session add to the fun. This program can also provide classroom teaching artist workshops and residencies. Mosaic Dance Theater Company; Grades K-6; $1,000/$1,300

Morgiana C. Varricchio 973.783.2395                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Creative Classroom Culture with Cheryl Hulteen

Author of "Yes Yes Good, The Heart of Teaching”, Cheryl Hulteen has spent over 20 years providing consulting services for school districts, teachers, administrators and students to foster greater learning and insight through building Creative Classroom Cultures. “Yes Yes Good” works with stakeholders across the educational landscape to build exciting, innovative and positive environments for teaching, learning and curriculum development through motivational workshops, professional development and one-on-one coaching. In addition to founding YES YES GOOD, Cheryl also serves as teaching faculty for Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Schools, an initiative of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, managed in partnership with Wesleyan University's Green Street Arts Center. Cheryl Hulteen; Grades K-12; Price on request

Cheryl Hulteen 917.817.0947                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Gabi Goes Green!

Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising. Hurricanes, floods, and droughts are sweeping the globe. Captain "Climate Change" Carbon is threatening to destroy the earth. Is there no one who can stop him? Enter fourteen year old Gabi, who, after her family home is destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, transforms into Green Hero.  Armed with clean energy and sustainable choices, can Green Hero stop Captain Carbon before it’s too late? Can the actions of one girl in one city really make a difference in the fight against climate change? Created by the writers of Austin the Unstoppable, this fun, upbeat STEM-focused musical comedy investigates the positive choices each of us can make to assure a sustainable future. George Street Playhouse; Grades 3-8; $1400/$1900

Diana Gundacker 732.846.2895 x117

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Guerilla Haiku Movement with Caley Vickerman

Actor and Educator, Caley Vickerman, is passionate about the intersection of arts and education. She is an actor specializing in interactive and improvisational performance, a storyteller and, a poet-enabler. She is a believer in the power of words to connect us to ourselves, to each other and to our neighborhoods and public spaces. To that end she founded the Guerilla Haiku Movement, a public art experience that has traveled the country since 2011 joining communities in creative play using the short form poetry, haiku, as the tool for connection and engagement. Through Guerilla Haiku she offers programs tailored towards 4th-12th Grade Audiences for creative literacy programming, arts integration, internal team-building, character development, and to increase visibility and deepen conversations with a school’s wider community.  Guerilla Haiku programs can be modified as in-class workshops, or full-grade assemblies with small group breakouts. She is also available for residencies and professional development. Guerilla Haiku; Grades 4-12; $1200/$1500 

Caley Vickerman 917.715.5976                                                                                                                                                                                   .

Video: NJ Star-Ledger about GHM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .


Guy Davis

His parallel careers - as musician, author, music teacher and film, television and Broadway actor - mark Davis as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love. Growing up in a family of artists (his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis), he fell under the spell of Blind Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. As an educator Guy has been on the Lincoln Center Institute's roster and taught throughout the City for over five years, and has done residency programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State Theatre in New Brunswick and throughout Pennsylvania. He has also performed children's programs in Greenland, Ecuador, Spain and Indonesia. He is a master storyteller, a singer and instrumentalist, equally adept at playing guitar, banjo and harmonica. Guy is an artist and an educator who has learned valued traditions in the performing arts by listening and learning directly from great performers. Guy Davis; Grades 3-12; $700/$1,200

Thom Wolke 603.675.5454                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


In the Shadow of the Mountain

Parents Choice award-winning storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather Luigi Del Bianco and tells the story of his unique contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial. Lou uses authentic photos, maps and timlines to bring Luigi’s story to life. This is a unique program about history, ancestry, perseverance and advocating for human rights. Students will also learn that history doesn’t always tell you the whole story and that it’s up to the individual to do the work and find out the truth about what really happened. Connects perfectly to Social Studies curriculum and primary source research. Lou Del Bianco; Grades K-8; $750/$1200

Lou Del Bianco 914.937.0897                                                                                                                                                                   .


Real Beauty: Uncovered - Let's Be Real 

"Real Beauty: Uncovered" provides schools with a comprehensive "Let’s Be Real" educational program, designed to help students develop an authentic sense of their own beauty and value regardless of society’s constraints and peer pressure. It promotes the understanding that beauty comes from within. In a world where touched-up and altered images in the media distort our perceptions, "Real Beauty: Uncovered" challenges students to accept themselves for who they really are. Through this lesson of self-acceptance, students are given the tools to boost their confidence, deal with bullying, eating disorders, etc., and appreciate others as well. This program is made up of a series of classes for students, an interview/photography session with each participant and a culminating event for students and the community as a whole. Dani Allen; Grades 4-12

Daniela Allen 973.713.3293                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


The Tandem Poets

Amy Tingle and Maya Stein share their experiences as writers and collaborators, as well as a slideshow of two of their large-scale community writing projects - Type Rider II: The Tandem Poetry Tour and The Tiny Book Show. They offer a live demonstration of a unique writing exercise called Tandem Poetry - students give them one word and they craft two on-the-spot poems on vintage typewriters - and then follow up with a discussion of the joys and challenges of creating spontaneously, letting go of attachment to outcome, and bridging differences through vulnerability. They then facilitate a similarly prompted writing exercise with the students to help them practice this form of creative self-expression, and invite them to share their personal writing and experiences. Maya Stein & Amy Tingle; Grades 3-12; $500 per day for up to four workshops

Maya Stein & Amy Tingle 201.259.9801

 

Videos:

The Creativity Caravan “Type Rider in Schools” program

"Our words collided with the story"     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Vocal Trash

Described as, Glee Meets Stomp, this green-minded ensemble delights audiences, globally, on a relentless pursuit to bring people together utilizing the universal language of song and dance. The Think program uniquely promotes green sustainability and anti-bullying through popular music and urban dance, a sure inroad to our youth. The cast is made up of young award-winning professionals utilizing their craft for meaningful and lasting results. Vocal Trash; Grades K-12; $2,850 (one show)/$2,000 (2-3 shows)/$1,850 (4 or more shows back to back)

Kelsey Rae 817.538.2848