In addition to their provocative performances, the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ also conducts engaging workshops that get students on their feet to perform Shakespeare’s text. While the performances engage, educate, and enlighten, the workshops make the experience more personal. Together, they transform Shakespeare from merely words in “some old book” to a fun, easily understood and accessible […]
Five actors play a vibrant cast of characters and breathe life into this delightful tale from the Brothers Grimm. A feisty tailor kills seven flies in one blow! Impressed with his accomplishment, he sets off to make his fortune. Faced with a series of challenges, he uses courage and intelligence to defeat nasty giants, conquer […]
By juxtaposing the dance works of acclaimed international choreographers from places such as Turkey, Cuba, and Taiwan, this inspiring program asks audience members to consider how cultural tradition affects identity and self-expression. Students experience how artistic innovation can transcend an individual’s background to achieve universal expression.
Dynamic breakdancing and lots of audience interaction introduce students to a simple concept: You have the power to make decisions about your own health. Students follow one boy’s journey through a day, helping him choose what and how he can eat, drink, and play. Emphasizing that students can make their own health-based choices, this program […]
The circus comes to you in this hands-on, engaging workshop! Through circus skills like juggling, tightwire, plate spinning, and stilts, students experience fitness in a fun, non-competitive, and creative way. Students work on their hand/eye coordination and both gross and fine motor skills, while learning firsthand the benefits of practice, determination, and grit. Our circus […]
Trace the lineage of Irish dance from its traditional role in 18th-century Ireland to its success on the international stage. Featuring live music on the bodhrán and accordion, this spirited look at Irish dance and music presents the history, traditions, and costumes of this lively indigenous art form. The infectious energy of the performers is […]
Good dancing and drumming restores the community to wholeness. African Proverb Dunya Performing Arts Company members lay the groundwork for cultural sensitivity through intense study of the elements of various Diaspora West African drum, dance, song, storytelling, and masquerade traditions from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, and Ghana. Our residency offers an artistic platform […]
Come along on a journey to explore some of the ways West African Diaspora cultural practices are used to affirm community, communicate values, enhance cultural sensitivity, and inspire meaningful dialogue. Program options include storytelling, dance, drum, and song from Mali, Guinea, Senegal, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Haiti, and the United States.
This workshop allows students to work in an interactive setting to establish a foundation for the evolution of Indian dance. Students will be able to differentiate between traditional dance forms, learn folk dances from different regions of India, and explore how Bollywood dance evolved into a global phenomenon. For residencies, the workshops will build choreography […]
Soul Steps speaks the language of rhythm! This showcase of the African-American dance tradition known as “stepping” explores how step started among African-American fraternities and sororities on college campuses as a means of unity and self-expression, and has deep roots in the migrant labor culture of South African gold mines. Students enjoy the high-energy step […]