ALL THE WAY LIVE!
In addition to performing at the Lied Center, Paige Hernandez traveled to Sabetha, Salina, Russell and Hays where she worked with students, educators and performed for the public.
OCT 14 | All the Way Live!
There will be no intermission during this performance.
ALL THE WAY LIVE!
A hip-hop interactive for ages 5-12! In this interactive show, everything is “all the way live” and history is revived through hip-hop lenses. World-renowned, hip-hop artists Baye Harrell and Paige Hernandez collaborate on the spot to “remix” everything from the alphabet to folktales. The remix unfolds with dance, rhyme, music…and you! That’s right, we can’t do anything “live” without your skillz. So, open your ears and watch with your eyes. We can turn it up… ALL THE WAY LIVE! Notes from Writer and Performer Baye Harrell Creativity. Respect. Understanding. Cooperation. Effort. Self-care. These are positive qualities that could help children to grow into productive members of our society. All the Way Live! (AWL) seeks to teach these qualities in a relatable and catchy way, much like a song on the radio. Using rhythm and rhyme, this show aims to tune children into the frequency of positive thoughts and feelings. Its opportunity for audience participation gives young people a chance to broadcast their best selves to the world. While All the Way Live! showcases the four artistic elements of hip-hop culture (emceeing, djing, breaking and graffiti art), Paige and I sought to shed light on the fifth element—“Knowledge of Self.” “Knowledge of Self” is shown in our story when it’s revealed that by thinking about our feelings and behaviors, we are in control of our influence on the world. Knowledge of self gives all people, regardless of age, the ability of a radio—the power to control what we receive and what we transmit. It is my hope that young people can truly enjoy a safe and interactive performance while learning to be self-reflective and positive. As artists, the cast and crew of All the Way Live! had the freedom to explore our individuality through creativity and self-expression. We hope this experience is a living example of what a safe and collaborative space can produce. Thanks for tuning in. Peace, Baye ‘StraightForward’ Harrell Co-playwright of All the Way Live!
OCT 14 | All the Way Live!
Paige Hernandez Paige is a multifaceted artist, who is known for her innovative fusion of poetry, hip‑hop, dance and education. As a master teaching artist, Paige has taught throughout the country, to all ages, in all disciplines. To date, she has reached approx. 10,000 students—from pre-K through college—in over 100 residencies, workshops and performances. She has been recognized in many organizations, including the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and Arena Stage, where she was awarded the Thomas Fichandler Award for exceptional promise in theater education. The Huffington Post also named Paige a “classroom hero” because of her outstanding arts integration and work with STEM initiatives. Paige is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and has performed on many stages throughout the country, including DC: Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Fulton Theatre (PA), Ohio Theatre (NY), Manship Theatre (LA), Paramount Theatre (TX), Cleveland Playhouse (OH) and many others. She has collaborated with Lincoln Center (NY) and was commissioned by the National New Play Network in 2012. As a critically acclaimed dancer, Paige’s choreography has been seen all over the world, most notably in Imagination Stage’s Zomo The Rabbit (Helen Hayes Nomination), P.Nokio: A Hip-hop Musical, Cinderella the Remix and The Kennedy Center’s American Scrapbook, Knuffle Bunny (premiere, national and international tours) and Jason the Invincible. As a hip-hop education advocate, Paige has shaped various educational workshops, including Props for Hip-Hop at Arena Stage and Keep it Moving at Wolf Trap. Both workshops help teachers to understand the fundamentals of hip-hop while incorporating the culture into their curriculum. With her company B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT, Paige has written and performed several original works, including Liner Notes, The Nayika Project, 7th Street Echo and All the Way Live! To date, she tours her children’s show, Havana Hop, and her solo show, Paige in Full: A B-girl’s Visual Mixtape throughout the country.