TRANSFORMING THROUGH PERFORMING
Part 1- Creating Effective Arts Assemblies with the Community in Mind
Arts organizations are constantly evolving new performances for students. In Part 1, we’ll look at creating dynamic, relevant and exciting performances - that are also fiscally sound. We’ll explore how creating with the entire educational community in mind can give your new shows a better chance of survival in a very competitive market. And, along the way we’ll consider how best to engage modern audiences, assess student learning on-the-fly, and consistently formulate performances that will inform, educate and inspire our students.
Part 2 - Strengthening Existing Arts Assemblies
Arts education performances, like cars, need regular maintenance. Sometime they just need a quick tune-up, but every now and then they need something a bit more far-reaching. In Part 2 of this series we’ll consider a sequence for “tuning-up” your existing performances, as well as some of the deeper pedagogical concepts of performance for children. We’ll specifically look at how your show’s delivery system (visual, musical, theatrical, etc.) can be adapted for different audiences; how to anticipate and prepare for technical and venue issues; and especially how increasing and strengthening audience interactions can help to engage and educate our students on a deeper level.