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CUESHEET PERFORMANCE GUIDE

A Théatre des Confettis Creation Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education A show for the very young, from 18 months to 4 years old Conception and direction: Véronique Côté Sets, costumes, and lighting: Erica Schmitz Original music: Josué Beaucage Lyrics and music for the song Juste Beaux: Josué Beaucage Cast: Josué Beaucage and Guy Daniel Tremblay Artistic direction: Hélène Blanchard and Judith Savard

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The performance might be over but the fun and learning are just beginning. Attending arts experiences can be a great way for grownups and very young children to spark their imaginations together. Plus, children can pursue creative and collaborative activities that build cognitive and motor skills. Here are a few ideas and activities to enhance your experience after the show.

Recall and say together some of the words the performer repeated, such as “wait” and “pebble.” What words do you like to say many times? Choose one, or use “wait” and see whether you each can say the word in many different ways like the performer said “wait.” Count together how many ways you come up with.

Talking About It Right after the performance be sure to talk and share ideas about the experience you just had together, especially parts of the show that young theatergoers responded to. Some possible questions: n

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What made you laugh or go “wow”? Can we act out that part together? What was your favorite sound? Can you make it? What did the man use to show the ocean? What could we use to make a pretend ocean?

Time to Color and Play Grab some pens, crayons, or chalk and work together to color the images from the show on the inside of this guide. Say the words together and recall with words or motions how the objects were used. Then unfold the beach scene poster on the back. Discuss the different parts of the scene. Draw or play with toys (such as stuffed animals) on top of it, thinking of new stories using these objects and scenes.

The performer uses simple everyday objects—such as sand, pebbles, small pieces of dry grass, and a blue cloth for the ocean—to create an imaginary beach full of activity.


Sounds of the Beach Besides music and words, the show includes beach sound effects. Discuss the sounds from the show, such as a boat horn, wind, waves, splashing water, and seagulls. Close your eyes and take turns making these sounds (and others if you like!) and guessing what sound the other person is making. What do you “see” when you hear the sounds? Where else might you hear them?

The Way Animals Move Recall together the animals that appeared in the show—a turtle, a seagull, different-sized fish, a whale, and jellyfish. How could you move your arms and bodies to be those animals? Pretend each of you is a different animal. How would you behave toward each other? Try to act out a little story moving as your animals.

The Sense of Scents Discuss how the man smelled the contents of a bottle (which reminded him of his mother). Find some objects with different scents like a pine tree branch, freshly cleaned laundry, or a piece of fruit. Talk together about their differences and what they remind you of. How can these or other smells be part of a story about the beach?

The musician plays several instruments during the performance including harmonica, banjo, keyboard, and accordion. Also notice the fishbowl (left), which he uses to create splashing sound effects.

Playing with Shadows Discuss how the performance included shadows, and then create your own. You simply need your hand or some flat shapes (you can cut out the shapes from the Cuesheet) and a flashlight. Turn out the lights, hold up your hand or the object near a wall, and shine the flashlight on it. Show ways to move the shadow and make it smaller (moving the light farther from the object) or larger (moving the light closer). Together explore what story you might show and tell with your shadows. What other shadow puppets would you like to make?

ALL PHOTOS BY LOUISE LEBLANC


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Additional support for Waves, all that Glows Sees is provided by A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation; the Kimsey Endowment; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education. Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David M. Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.

David M. Rubenstein Chairman Deborah F. Rutter President Mario R. Rossero Senior Vice President Education

International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts. Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts. The contents of this Cuesheet have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Š 2018 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Writer: Marcia Friedman Designer: Carol Hardy Creative Director: Lisa Resnick

Waves, All That Glows Sees (Performance Guide)  

Presented by Le Théâtre Des Confettis from Canada in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education. Written and created by Véronique Côté Exp...

Waves, All That Glows Sees (Performance Guide)  

Presented by Le Théâtre Des Confettis from Canada in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education. Written and created by Véronique Côté Exp...