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Reimagining Algebra Through Storytelling

This dynamic STEAM program utilizes storytelling to present algebra concepts in a creative and imaginative way, offering students a different perspective to approaching algebra. Students apply the elements of black storytelling to create their version of a story told by master storyteller TAHIRA. The students’ retelling allows them to make unique choices to shape the […]

Jazz Orpheus

David Gonzalez presents Jazz Orpheus – the classic Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice set to scat-jazz and dynamic movement, and Three Whiskers of a Lion, a trans-national mash-up that conjures compassion from chaos.  Performed to acclaim on Broadway, Jazz Orpheus is a passionate theatrical piece that offers up a poetic, and swinging, vision of […]

Word Play

In his program Word Play, Alden Phelps combines a high-energy collection of far-fetched, funny songs and impressive guitar playing to delight every audience. In this reading and music assembly, students sing along with original songs such as: “When They Make Me President” “My Brother’s Got an iPod Totally Attached to His Head” “The Mysterious Island […]

Sister Rain and Brother Sun

When glistening Sister Rain becomes jealous of shining Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, wise Mother Nature must step in to save the day. In this musical tale, students interact with Catskill Puppet Theatre’s large, beautifully crafted rod puppets, as well as colorful sets and costumes, discovering that we must all work together to […]

Almanacro

In this exhilarating workshop with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, students learn to overcome physical and mental boundaries, exercise their creative abilities, and cooperate with others through techniques of movement, storytelling, and partner balancing. Working individually, in groups, and as a class, students invent new body shapes, learn basic acrobatic skills, and play games that will […]

Storytelling & Literacy

Students tell stories in the oral tradition with Queen Nur using hands-on exercises that engage voice, tone, facial expression, and body movement. They learn the structural and performance elements of storytelling while collaborating with classmates to create group stories. A multi-day residency enriches the students’ experience through deeper connections with the Language Arts standards as […]

A Way with Words

Students use freestyle rap and improvised lyrics to explore language, build confidence, and use creativity. Jacob Winterstein helps students use their own unique voices to weave words together into inspired lyrics, the art of freestyling illustrates to students the power poets possess. This art form strengthens students’ ability to bring forth new ideas, innovations, and solutions […]

Book Arts

This exploration inspires students to create their own books. Styles include pop-up, envelope accordion, origami, and marbleized covers. Each book is personalized using drawing, painting, and collage and can be used to hold students’ poetry, short stories, and artwork. Book styles can be tailored by age group and length of time.

Songwriting and Green Screen Music Videos

Whether you want to create a school song, find new ways to engage students in science or math, or address character education, this workshop empowers and motivates students through the exciting process of writing and recording songs. Students brainstorm ideas, write original lyrics and music, and perform and record songs digitally. They also explore cutting-edge […]

The Stories All Around Us

Based on his personal journey to discover his family’s history, Jacob Winterstein developed this residency as a way to share his process and help young people connect with their personal history and the stories of those around them. Participants learn the stories of the people in their lives, whether they be family members, caregivers, babysitters, […]

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