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New Residencies and Shows for Kids

Check out a few of our newest program offerings–available to book for your school or community site now!

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Visual Storytelling with Sophie Cooper (Artist Residency)

Twenty-first century art skills are on tap as students learn how media producers communicate through images, while also becoming creators of their own visual stories. Students de-code familiar visual media and develop a vocabulary for visual communication, and then create their own work on the theme of personal and cultural identity using found images. Looking to help students make more substantive use of your computer lab? This residency with Mentor Artist Sophie Cooper could be for you.

Science Magic!

Science Magic!

The Amazing Science Whiz Show (Assembly Performance)

Benny Bendini’s Magic Circus explores explores laws of physics, earth science, green environmental education and color perception. Students discover curious and amazing scientific phenomena from air pressure and centrifugal force to color perception and optical illusions, plus learn about famous scientists like Archimedes, Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. Guaranteed to be a fun-filled learning experience with plenty of enthusiastic audience participation.

 

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The Alphabet Rockers

The Alphabet Rockers (Assembly Performances)

In two new shows, the Alphabet Rockers engage young audiences with contemporary choreography, catchy melodies and beatboxing. Performances are age appropriate and aligned to Common Core Standards in math, literacy, and science.

The New Kid in School

This bullying prevention “hip hop theater” assembly explores how teasing and being left out makes people feel, and how friends can stand up for themselves and each other.

Eat the Rainbow

Alphabet Rockers mix fun with food in their hip hop music and theater show about nutrition. Students brainstorm food choices to help the Alphabet Rockers stay strong and in rockstar shape!

Looking for something else? Check out all our program offerings here and use the checkbox filters on the left of the page to find just the program you want.

Travel the World, Lakansyel!

DjenaneInGalleryOn Friday night we gathered here at Youth in Arts to celebrate the opening of the 5th Annual Haitian Dance, Music & Arts Festival.  YIA Mentor Artist Djenane Saint Juste and her ensemble Afoutayi are joining with stellar artists visiting from Haiti for this beautiful celebration of Haitian culture.  We joined in song, dance and celebration in Haitian style.  It was a unique opportunity to participate in cultural traditions with our visiting guests, but you can still catch up with them during the remainder of their festival!

The Festival will feature master dance classes, a Haitian market, food, lectures, and Lakansyel’s premiere, which will run October 10th, 11th & 12th, 2014 at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco & Marinwood community Center in San Rafael.  Find more information on Afoutayi’s Facebook page.

During the festival Lakansyel will engage the audience through dance, percussion, song, and storytelling and highlight the beautiful mosaic that is Haitian tradition and pay homage to all of the peoples that contributed to the formation of today’s Haiti.

Your school can also travel to Haiti or anywhere in the world through our Travel the World program which includes assemblies, workshops, residencies and Passport events!

Ayibobo!

Special thanks to photographer Ron Greene for capturing the fun evening.

Upcoming events for Lakansyel:
Dance Mission Theater (http://www.dancemission.com/)
3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

1)     Friday October 10th
·         8pm show (cost $20 adv. $25 door)

2)      Saturday October 11th
·         4pm-6pm Master Haitian Dance class (cost $15)
·         8pm show (cost $20 adv. $25 door)

Marinwood Community Center (http://www.marinwood.org/)
775 Miller Creek Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903

1)     Sunday October 12th
·         3pm-8pm Family event ( Cost $5/ Children under 6, Free)
·         Activity: Dance-music classes & Performance/ Haitian Market/ Games/ Storytelling.