Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

AUREA OF NATURE COMPOSED GUIDE

AUREA
Of Nature Composed

This performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its core calls us to listen closely to some of America’s most eloquent composers, poets and writers, pointing us to a deeper understanding of our natural world. Teaching topics: Earth Science/Climate change, American Literature/Transcendentalism

JALC NOLA GUIDE

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
New Orleans 2nd Line Parade

From a special student workshop and 2nd line parade performance at PVDFest 2018. Topics: New Orleans History, Jazz Music, Art and Activism

QYRQ QYZ GUIDE

QYRQ QYZ
Forty Girls

From a special student matinee performance of this modern bardic tale of a teenage warrior who defended ancient clans from Eastern invaders with the help of her qyrq qyz, or 40 girls, Amazons of Turkic legend. Topics: Central Asian culture and history, film, epic poetry, female warriors in history

GERSHWIN – GUIDE

AMERICAN RHAPSODY
The Gershwin Songbook

For a special student matinee celebrating the enduring music of composer George Gershwin with a live performance by The Gershwin Big Band, led by bandleader and vocalist Michael Andrew with guest vocalist Michelle Amato. Topics: Theater Arts, Music, History, Poetry

PEDAL PUNK GUIDE

CIRQUE MECHANICS
Pedal Punk

From a special student matinee performance of Pedal Punk. Topics: History of circus, history of the bicycle, simple machines, theater arts

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY GUIDE

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

From a special student matinee performance by the acclaimed modern dance company. Topics: Dance, Movement, Modern Dance History, Theater Arts, Storytelling, Science

Urban Bush Women – Guide

URBAN BUSH WOMEN: CREATE DANCE. CREATE COMMUNITY

For a special student performance/demonstration celebrating the history of UBW, movement for everyone & Walking w/’Trane.