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Dear Educator, Welcome to Arts-in-Education 2013 -14. It’s our pleasure to share with you exceptional events that place live performance at the center of the educational experience. Whether it is to enjoy the familiar wonder of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, take a dance workshop in our legendary PAWS program, or collaborate with one of our teaching artists in the nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program - student interaction with a live performer will thrill, inspire and resonate long after the event is over. We Speak Your Language: We understand the needs and demands of the modern school curriculum. That’s why you will find every performance comes with specific curriculum focus and targeted learning standards while also reflecting the Common Core Standards for ELA. Our in-depth Study Guides will assist you in linking our performances to the classroom. Enhance the Experience: Throughout the brochure you will find opportunities to enhance the experience beyond the performance alone. An extended Q&A session is offered, and across the season the renowned teaching artist, Patrick Wadden, will collaborate with teachers to create imaginative performance-related projects in the classroom. Creative Opportunities: Finally, we renew our commitment to further integrate the arts into the classroom, building lasting results through two innovative in-school residency programs that bring established artists to work alongside teachers: the Neighborhood Bridges program and The Declassified project. 2013-14. Live events. Real impact. Come and be involved. We look forward to seeing you and your students at The Center soon.

Rosalie Sauerhaft Education Director

Ian Driver Education Manager


Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10–11am + Q&A & 12–1pm + Q&A Based on the original story by Ludwig Bemelmans ArtsPower National Touring Theatre Madeline and the Bad Hat, an original musical based upon the much-loved book, captures the essence of the Madeline series. It traces the adventure of the young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with Pepito, a rude and mischievous new neighbor – eventually recognizes the importance of keeping an open mind. Can she also teach Pepito a lesson about the value of friendship and family, and is Pepito not such a bad hat after all?

Grades Pre-K–2

Curriculum Focus Literacy, Language Arts, Interpersonal Relationships, Reading, Character Education, Cultural Understanding, Theatre Learning Standards ELA 2; The Arts 3; Social Studies 3


Fri, Nov 22, 2013 10–11am + Q&A By giving a contemporary, theatrical edge to the ancient Japanese art of taiko drumming, Yamato’s ten-person company has earned a worldwide reputation. With an exciting physical style, the Yamato drummers bring drama to their musical inheritance, playing a variety of different Japanese instruments in addition to their signature drums. A spectacular and invigorating introduction to Japanese culture and the universal power of rhythm is performed by one of Japan’s foremost drum ensembles.

Grades 4–8

Curriculum Focus Music, Theatre, Social Studies, Diversity Learning Standards Social Studies 3; The Arts 3, 4


Tue, Jan 7, 2014 8:45am–2pm Participatory Program for Your Students The creative energy of last year’s PAWS continues as once again your students will have a unique opportunity to experience a variety of performing arts workshops. By choosing three workshops from numerous offerings, students learn skills and techniques not usually taught in their own schools, such as Latin Dance, Stage Fighting, Improvisation, Gospel Singing, and Directing. It’s an exhilarating day for all. Student responses from previous PAWS programs: “It’s indescribable how amazing the class was.” “I was inspired.” “PAWS is a celebration of the arts and helps me improve on things I’m passionate about.” “The whole day was one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had.”

Tue, Jan 7, 2014 8:45am–2pm Participatory Program for Your Students

Grades 9–12

$10per per student student $10 Grades 9 -12 Curriculum Focus Theatre, Dance, Music Curriculum Focus Theatre, Dance, Music Learning Standards 1 Learning Standards TheThe Arts Arts 1

The creative energy of last year’s PAWS continues as once again your students will have a unique opportunity to experience a variety of performing arts workshops. By choosing three workshops from numerous offerings, students learn skills and techniques not usually taught in their own schools, such as Latin Dance, Stage Fighting, Improvisation, Gospel Singing, and Directing. It’s an exhilarating day for all. Student responses from previous PAWS programs: “It’s indescribable how amazing the class was.” “I was inspired.” “PAWS is a celebration of the arts and helps me improve on things I’m passionate about.” “The whole day was one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had.”


Wed, Jan 15, 2014 10–11am + Q&A 12–1pm + Q&A CORBiAN Visual Arts and Dance in collaboration with Light Wire Theater A menagerie of fantastic creatures created by cutting edge electroluminescent technology blends with puppetry and contemporary dance in DiNO-Light, the magical journey of a most unusual dinosaur. Assembled and nurtured by a lonely scientist, DiNO is sent into the world to experience life for himself and finds adventure and the true meaning of love. After the performance, the magical science of the production will be revealed.

Grades 3–6

Curriculum Focus Science, Dance, Art, Puppetry, Compassion, Adventure. Learning Standards The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4


Thu, Mar 6, 2014 10–11am + Q&A 12–1pm + Q&A Based on the original stories by Doreen Cronin Omaha Theatre Company It’s not easy being a bug, especially on the first day of school. But luckily for Worrying Worm, Fearless Fly, and Sassy Spider, every creature finds its special attribute in Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. Spider waits anxiously to shed his skin; Worm feels self-conscious and embarrassed for having no legs; and Fly’s 327 brothers and sisters drive her so crazy that she can hardly focus on schoolwork. Based on the bestselling Diary books, this hysterical coming-of-age musical will have students cheering on the insects as they face problems familiar to us all.

Enhance the Experience Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop hands-on, grade appropriate projects related to the performance. Activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. As co-director of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater Mr. Wadden also creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year. He is BOCES approved. Call 914-251-6232 for more information.

Grades 2–4

Curriculum Focus Literacy, Language Arts, Growth and Development of Animals, Music, Storytelling, Theatre Learning Standards ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4


Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10–11am + Q&A 12–1pm + Q&A Based on the book by Anne L. Fox ArtsPower National Touring Theatre In 1938, as the atrocities against Jews accelerate and few countries will take in refugees, the Lehman family, along with 10,000 other parents, is forced to register their 12-year old daughter Anne for Kindertransport – a rescue mission that provided some Jewish children the opportunity to flee from Nazi-occupied countries to England. With only one small suitcase, young Anne boards a train alone and says goodbye to her parents forever. Based on real-life events this dramatic story vividly recreates the events in Germany and other occupied nations prior to and during World War II.

Enhance the Experience Immediately following each performance of My Heart in a Suitcase there will be an extended Q&A with a survivor of the Kindertransport missions during which the audience will be able to reflect on the lessons of the production. Duration: 1 hour

Grades 4–8

Curriculum Focus World War II, Character Education, Theatre, Literature Learning Standards ELA 2, 3; Social Studies 2; The Arts 3


Grades Pre-K–2

Curriculum Focus Literacy, Language Arts, Growth and Development of Animals, Art, Storytelling Learning Standards ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4

Mon, Apr 7, 2014 10–11am + Q&A 12–1pm + Q&A Tue, Apr 8, 2014 10–11am + Q&A Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia That little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favorite puppet characters! This triple bill includes the wonderful story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, the fanciful account of Little Cloud’ s travels through the sky, and the Mixed–Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. These whimsical tales have enchanted several generations, and Mermaid’s acclaimed stage adaptation teaches as well as entertains.

Enhance the Experience Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop handson, grade appropriate projects related to the performance. Activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. As co-director of Arm-of-the-Sea Theater Mr. Wadden creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year.  He is BOCES approved. Call 914-251-6232 for more information.


Tue, May 06, 2014 10–11am + Q&A 12–1pm + Q&A Based on the original story by Michael Rosen KW & NB Ltd of London We’re going on a bear hunt, and we’re not scared! Join our intrepid family - father, children and their singing dog - on a fantastic journey to ‘catch a big one’. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands on adventure as our intrepid explorers wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud and more. Played with the simplicity and charm of the original book, and with plenty of opportunity for audience participation, everything ends happily in this perfect mini-adventure.

Enhance the Experience Teaching Artist Patrick Wadden will work with individual school groups to develop hands-on, grade appropriate projects related to the performance. Activities may include painting, mask-making and puppetry, culminating in an exhibit or other type of sharing. As co-director of Arm-of-theSea Theater Mr. Wadden creates original mask and puppet productions that play to thousands each year.  He is BOCES approved. Call 914-251-6232 for more information.

Grades Pre-k–2

Curriculum Focus Communication, Language, Literacy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Listening, Investigation, Music Learning Standards The Arts 3; ELA 2; Social Studies 3


Neighborhood Bridges

The Declassified

In response to growing demand, the fall of 2013 will see an expansion of our nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program, designed to bring critical literacy into your classroom. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a model of arts integration, Neighborhood Bridges places teaching artists in classrooms with teachers for a 10-week residency collaboration that integrates theatre and storytelling arts into the ELA classroom. Originally developed by The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, the Neighborhood Bridges program develops critical literacy by enhancing students writing and increasing listening, speaking, evaluating and social skills. Teacher testimonials available. Call 914-251-6232 for more information.

The Declassified is a newly-minted chamber music society made up of some of the world’s best and brightest young classical musicians. Founded in 2011 by alumni of The Academy a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education The Declassified combine world-class artistry, revelatory audience engagement, and innovative programming. Committed to engaging audiences through interactive events, The Declassified will be working with Arts-in-Education in the spring of 2014 to create unique residency programs for schools and community partners in our area. Call 914-251-6232 for more information.

Meet chamber music’s freshest new faces and collaborate with them.


Learning Standards

Event Madeline and the Bad Hat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

Diary Of A Worm, A Spider, And A Fly

Dino-Light

Yamato

My Heart in a Suitcase

PAWS

Grade Levels PK-2

PK-2

PK-2

2-4

3-6

4-8

4-8

9-12

Curriculum Focus Literacy, Language Arts, Interpersonal Relationships, Reading, Character Education, Cultural Understanding, Theatre

Learning Standards ELA 2; The Arts 3; Social Studies 3

Literacy, Language Arts, Growth and Development of Animals, Art, Storytelling

ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4

Communication, Language, Literacy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Listening, Investigation, Music

ELA 2; The Arts 3; Social Studies 3

Language Arts, Literacy, Growth and Development of Animals, Music, Storytelling, Theatre

ELA 2; The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4

Science, Dance, Art, Puppetry, Compassion, Adventure.

The Arts 3; Math, Science, and Technology 4

Music, Theatre, Social Studies, Diversity

Social Studies 3; The Arts 3, 4

World War II, Character Education, Theatre, Literature

ELA 2, 3; Social Studies 2; The Arts 3

Theater, Dance, Music

The Arts 1

Partners In Education Arts-in-Education of The Performing Arts Center, The Teacher Center of Central Westchester, The Scarsdale Teachers Institute and the Greenwich Public Schools are members of the PARTNERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM of the JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. Neighborhood Bridges is made possible by generous support from the Frog Rock Foundation

 


Ordering Information

Reserve now to ensure seats Confirm in the fall Most performances sell out!

How To Reserve Your Seats Call 914-251-6232

At Any Time: Please leave a specific message with: – Your name, school name, phone number and/or email address – Name, date and time of performance – Total number of seats including students, teacher and chaperones Email Email your reservation request to ian.driver@purchase.edu We will acknowledge receipt of your reservation request. Payment is due IN FULL 4 weeks before the performance, either by check payable to The Performing Arts Center or by credit card. All seats are $7.50 Seating Policy These performances are for school audiences only. Please advise chaperones that no children under the age of 4 will be admitted. A ticket is required for every individual including children, teachers, and chaperones. Please be aware that you will be seated at the discretion of House Management. Age, grade level and the desire to seat each school as a group is taken into consideration when schools are seated. Every seat is a good seat, but please note that there is a possibility that you will be seated in the balcony. Inquiries/Reservations 914-251-6232 Visit our Arts-In-Education blog at artsineducationpac.wordpress.com Twitter: @ArtsinEducation


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Arts-In-Education 2013-2014

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