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2018 - 2019

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

School Day Matinees | Art Exhibitions | Workshops & Residencies | New Enrichment Programs


SCHOOLDAY

MATINEES

Complement your students’ classroom learning through theatre, music, and dance performances at the Miramar Cultural Center, where a rich array of cultural experiences is provided and artistic expression is encouraged. All School Day Matinees include a study guide and post-show talk backs with the cast members.

AFRICA UMOJA

Presented by International Arts Foundation DATES:

THU, OCT 4, 2018 FRI, OCT 5, 2018 TIME: 10:30 AM GRADE: 2 - 12 Music, Dance, History, Multi-cultural

Over 50 countries across the globe have witnessed the magic of AFRICA UMOJA - a loud, colorful and jubilant celebration of the history of indigenous South African music and dance, that audiences whatever their cultural backgrounds have found infectiously delightful and uplifting. There are also the reminiscent sounds of the vibrant jazz that forced its way free from the constraints of the times. Audiences will relate to names such as Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and the late Dolly Radebe. While also celebrating the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, this is truly a show you don’t want to miss.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB Presented by Theatreworks USA

DATES: FRI, NOV 9, 2018 TIME: 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM GRADE: K-5 Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music Theatreworks’ production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, comes up with a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman - she will create a “miracle.” spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.


THE NUTCRACKER

Presented by Ballet Etudes of South Florida, Inc. DATES:

TIME: GRADE:

THU, DEC 13, 2018 FRI, DEC 14, 2018 10:30 AM 4 - 12

Dance, Music, Theater, Literature-based

The enchanting Holiday ballet that has enthralled audiences of all ages for over a century is back! Ballet Etudes of South Florida proudly presents its 43rd Anniversary performance of The Nutcracker with international guest stars and a cast of over 100 dancers. This magical production features lavish sets and scenery, colorful costuming, exquisite lighting, superb choreography and delightful theatrical effects. The Nutcracker is under the direction of Artistic Director, Susana Prieto, and is an MCC Resident Artist.

YOUR ALIEN

Presented by Artspower

DATES: FRI, JAN 25, 2019 TIME: 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM GRADE: PK - 2 Musical, Theater, Literature-based

ArtsPower’s newest musical touches down with a stranded alien who strikes up a fabulous friendship with a boy who finds him. They go to school and have loads of fun together. As evening approaches, the alien grows homesick. Will the boy be able to figure out how to help his new friend? This funny and uplifting new musical shows how the power of true friendship can last a lifetime.

DOKTOR KABOOM: IT’S JUST ROCKET SCIENCE Presented by Shaw Entertainment

DATES: TUE, APR 30, 2019 TIME: 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM GRADE: 5-8 Science, Math, Theater

It’s Just Rocket Science combines the high energy interactive comedy audiences have come to love, and an explosive lineup of science routines. It’s Just Rocket Science focuses on the scientific hurdles of space travel and touches on a host of topics some of which are safety; math patterns; trajectory; gravity and artificial gravity; momentum and inertia; and Newton’s Third Law.

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ANSIN FAMILY

ART

GALLERY

HOURS: MON - THU: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

EXHIBITIONS

SATURDAYS: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM SUN: CLOSED

The Ansin Family Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark presents a showcase of FREE diverse art exhibitions throughout the season that are thought provoking, celebratory and uniquely creative. Make a reservation to meet and learn from MCC staff and artists for a “Classroom in the Art Gallery” experience allowing your students to use the gallery as an outside resource classroom.

DREAMERS

In partnership with Art Serve, Inc

DATES: SEP 13 - NOV 12 2018

America is built on a dream. People of varying cultures and beliefs come together and coexist with shared values and an opportunity for all. But, like all dreams, there are times of hope, distress, challenge, adversity. Some of South Florida’s top artistic talent showcase through their art what it means to “dream” today.

IMAGINE PUPPETS!

In partnership with Miramar Cultural Trust DATES: NOV 17 – DEC 17 2018

Explore unique hand-crafted puppets and puppet stages that have been collected, created, or performed by local South Florida puppeteers. The art of puppetry begins not with a puppet, but with a story. It is an ancient art that developed in many places simultaneously. Imagine Puppets will bring to life a treasured art form celebrated around the world.


NIJA YETU

(Swahili meaning “Our Path”)

DATES: JAN 3 – FEB 28 2019

In celebration of Black History, guests are invited to take a visual journey exploring the lineal descent from ancestor, ancestry, or extraction.

PHOTO BY: DANIELA GLUNZ

REFLEXIONS ON WATER

DATES: MAR 1 – MAR 12 2019

Join Maria Ana Davila as she showcases her body of work Reflexions on water; thoughts, meditations, ruminations, joy and love. The work is completely personal; a way for persons to look deep inside, with their own contrasts, focused or unfocused, with pale or vivid memories, shadows, lights and sharp edges. It can be quiet or stormy water but there is always beauty.

CARIBBEAN COLORFUL DIVERSITY In partnership with Latin American Art Pavilion

DATES: MAY 9 – JUN 30 2019

Understanding the history of the Caribbean region goes a long way toward understanding its people. Each island has a distinctive cultural identity shaped by the European colonialists, the African heritage of slaves, and the enduring legacies of the native Indian tribes. This rich history, a unique blend of customs, cuisine, and traditions and its lasting influence is set against a setting of crystal clear waters and perpetual sunshine.

CULTURAL CONNECTION SHOWCASE In partnership with Urban Art Visual Artist DATES: JUL 11 – AUG 30 2019

The students from the Cultural Connections program display their final artworks with a showcase in the gallery. Stop by to see what they’ve learned and applied in a mix of mediums from paintings to spoken word.

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WORKSHOPS &

RESIDENCIES

To complement performances at the Miramar Cultural Center Theater, educational workshops and master classes are offered for developing artists ages 12 and up. To reserve your spot or for more information, call Kelly Armstead at 954.602.4519 or email Education@MiramarCulturalCenter.org.

AFRICA UMOJA

Free African Dance & Drum Workshop DATES: TIME:

SEP 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Africa Umoja celebrates the history of indigenous South African music and dance bringing an enriched cultural experience for all ages. In addition to the live performances of the musical, cast members present an interactive learning experience for elementary, middle and high school students. The dance and drumming workshops teach the intricate patterns of the Gum Boot Dance and the Venda Snake Dance and the rudiments and rhythms of drumming followed by a discussion on the historical and social role of music, dance and art in South African culture.


PETER LONDON GLOBAL DANCE COMPANY Free Fusion Master Dance Class

DATES: OCT 20, 2018 TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MCC Resident Peter London Global Dancer Company demonstrate a variety of dance styles including Contemporary, Ballet, Afro-Caribbean and Latin, as well as techniques they use to prepare for the stage. Students are exposed to choreography based on the multicultural heritage of South Florida including traditions of Jazz, Reggae, Calypso, Flamenco, Salsa, Classical Indian, Haitian, Hip Hop and Tango.

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SOUTH

MCC Resident South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) will perform their eighth season “Changing the World” which features concerts about issues affecting the global environment: Freedom of Expression, Poverty, Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights and Climate Change here at the MCC Banquet Hall.

FLORIDA CHAMBER

ENSEMBLE


FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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SUN, NOV 11, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

SAT, FEB 2, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Three composers whose music was an expression of their views, even when it was not in line with the views of their compatriots. Works include Six Goethe Idylls by American composer Edward Macdowell, the Sibelius Violin Concerto, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherezade.

Featuring the first of our world premieres by African American local composer Marie Douglas. Her first project as part of the SFCE Emerging Artist Coalition is a work about Trayvon Martin. Other works include Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony, which was inspired by African American spirituals and works by his protégée African American composer, Harry Burleigh.

POVERTY

WOMEN’S RIGHTS

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SUN, DEC 23, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Spirit of Giving holiday program is about poverty and features music and lyrics by English composers and writers. Works include Dicken’s A Christmas Carol with music by Alec Rowley, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, Elgar’s Light of Life, Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s African Suite and How do I Love Thee by Maude Valerie White.

SAT, MAR 16, 2019 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Emerging Artist Coalition member and local American composer Elizabeth Schwartz headlines this program with her new work Scream, which contains a white noise effect created by layering stories submitted by local women who were victims of violence against women. The rest of the program features works by female suffragists Elfrida Andree and Ethyl Smythe.

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FAMILY

FUN IMAGINE PUPPETS FESTIVAL DATE: TIME:

SAT, NOV 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Perfect entertainment for a Family Fun Day experience at the MCC ArtsPark Ansin Family Art Gallery. Enjoy art activities, food vendors and unique puppets work of art. Make friends with exhibited puppets from around the world, stop by for a delightful shadow puppet show and enjoy America’s First Family of puppet artisans in the video production, Handmade Puppet Dream by Heather Henson. Don’t forget to pop inside to make your own puppet. (Materials supplied.)


SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK DATE: TIME: COST:

SAT, FEB 9, 2019 2:00 PM $15.00

The Emmy Award – winning 1970’s pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage! The action begins when a young school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his home and help him to instruct his students on a variety of subjects including Math, Science, History, Politics and Grammar. Through a series of classic songs like “Unpack Your Adjectives”, “Just A Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” this multimedia treat shows a whole new generation of young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it. Come an hour early and enjoy FREE family fun art activities, face painting, selfie station and complimentary popcorn.

THE PRINCESS & THE FROG Sing A Long Movie (Rated G) DATE: TIME: COST:

SAT, MAR 2, 2019 2:00 PM $15.00

With a modern twist on a classic tale, this animated comedy is set in the great city of New Orleans. Featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana. Come an hour early and meet Princess Tiana, enjoy FREE family fun art activities and face painting.

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MCC ARTS & EDUCATION ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS CULTURAL CONNECTIONS

Starting in October 2018 and in conjunction with the Ansin Art Gallery and arts institutions in South Florida, Miramar Cultural Center is excited to introduce a 10- month enrichment program for students in the 8th through 12th grade. The students will journey through unique experiential opportunities learning about various cultures through the lens of visual and performing arts. Through cultural arts activities, classes, demonstrations, art talks with guest speakers and field trips participants will fully immerse themselves in visual and performance art. The program is structured as bi-monthly (twice per month) Saturday sessions conducted by MCC Staff based at the Miramar Cultural Center. DATES: HOURS:

OCT 2018 – AUG 2019 | Every other Saturday 10:00AM – 12:00PM | MCC Based Days 10:00AM – 2:00PM | Field Trips unless noted otherwise

REGISTRATION: $50 / payable to the City of Miramar Non-Refundable one-time (annual) registration fee PROGRAM TUITION: MIRAMAR RESIDENT / EMPLOYEE / $600 with proof of residency NON- RESIDENT / $700 SIBLING DISCOUNT / 10%


MIRAMAR COMMUNITY THEATRE

JoMarie Payton

Miramar Cultural Center is thrilled to introduce an exciting theatre arts program for 8th through 12th graders who desire a deeper understanding for the theatrical arts. Facilitated by JoMarie Payton (TV Personality, Actress, Singer and Director) students will engage in hands-on-participatory activities involved in putting together a full production. This learning through the arts initiative is designed to encourage creative thinking, break down barriers and build self-confidence while honing their skills both on stage and behind-the-scenes. Participants have the choice of three 10-week sessions that culminate in a full performance showcase. DAYS: HOURS: SNACKS:

MON – FRI 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM BOTTLED WATER, FRUIT & GRANOLA BARS

REGISTRATION: $50 / payable to the City of Miramar Non-Refundable one-time (annual) registration fee PROGRAM TUITION: MIRAMAR RESIDENT / EMPLOYEE / $600 with proof of residency NON- RESIDENT / $700 SIBLING DISCOUNT / 10%

MCC CULTURAL START MCC wants to help your children become global citizens through their new initiative Cultural Start which ties learning into all branches of the arts. This pilot program is available to 4-year-olds participating in one of the City’s early childcare programs at no cost to the participant. Each student will be provided a “passport” (unofficial) for entry into this immersive experience. Africa, Japan, Brazil, France and Australia are included in the places children will explore through food, customs, dance, costume, music and literature.

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PLANNING

YOUR VISIT

The Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark Education program is committed to enriching, entertaining and educating our community through the magic of professional theatre. In collaboration with the school district, teaching artists and arts organizations, we provide curriculumbased arts education for students and families both in school and in the community-at-large.


PAYMENT METHODS Checks, money orders or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Purchase orders are accepted for Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County Public Schools. FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Education Programs, request free study guides or options for pre-ordered box lunches, contact the Education Department. EMAIL: Education@ MiramarCulturalCenter.org CALL: 954.602.4519 The Miramar Cultural Center offers pre-ordered box lunch options, free parking and is fully accessible.

TO MAKE A SCHOOL GROUP RESERVATION for a School Day Matinee, purchase tickets to a Workshop or Master Class VISIT: www.MiramarCulturalCenter.org EMAIL: BoxOfficeInquiries@ MiramarCulturalCenter.org CALL: 954.602.4500 TO BOOK A TOUR or arrange a “Classroom in the Art Gallery” experience, contact Kelly Armstead in the Education Department. CALL: 954.602.4519

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This has also been made possible by support from the following: Community Foundation of Broward Funds: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Maxine Powers Hofert Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund & Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Unrestricted Fund. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact

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2018 - 2019 Arts & EDU at MCC  

2018 - 2019 Arts & EDU at MCC