Young Audiences is kicking off several new programs and it appears as if we are picking up even more speed. The Canalside Program which hosts teaching artists most Saturdays and Sundays at the Erie Canal Harbor park gains a larger crowd with each weekend’s passing.
This previous weekend audience members were treated to a salsa-dancing workshop to get them up and moving and a musical performance that promotes a positive self image. They learned how architecture is used as a tool for building understanding the world and they explored the old tales of the Erie Canal.
The family friendly performances bring together our teaching artists and the audience members in addition to valuable ideals and messages in a fun and interactive manner. These hour long programs teach students how to interact with others. It shows them how to take on a different role. It moves them to get up and shake their bodies. Learning doesn’t feel like learning when you are having a good time, and time seems to fly by when you’re having fun. So, head out at 10am on Saturdays and 12pm on Sundays so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement!
Check out the upcoming performances in July:
Saturday July 21
Soul Portraits Workshop & Performance with Gayle Danley at 11am
Sunday July 22
Erie Canal Traveling Museum with Annette Daniels Taylor at noon
Songs of Slavery with Rodney Appleby at 1pm
For more information on our scheduled programming in the latter months check out our website at www.yawny.org