To be mindful is to be conscious or aware of something. To write a poem is to make, to create into being. In this residency we will use mindfulness techniques to write poems and creative non-fiction to become more aware and more awake to the world and our ideas of the world. We will incorporate… Read more »
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This residency is designed to correspond to classroom curriculum on the local watershed from a science, social studies, and/or public health perspective, though this component is not required. Students will write poems engaging with the water cycle, and the local watershed, exploring and embodying the interconnected nature of water, world, and word. Poetry experiments may… Read more »
Adventures in Reading uses improvisational theatre techniques to show students how far they have come as readers and to show them the possibilities of what is still ahead. Literacy skills are not just being able to read. Literacy is also about reasoning and questioning skills. Reading builds fluency, comprehension and vocabulary, and students’ brains are… Read more »
Western New York is a multilingual region. In this residency, students will celebrate and explore their relationship to the layering of language(s) and place. Sessions will include experimentation with translation techniques, etymology, sound, and monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual writing. Each session will involve reading and responding to poems, writing original poems, and sharing work aloud…. Read more »
With the intent of creating a healthy lifestyle and physical, mental and emotional fitness, break dancing provides a fun and unique way to exercise and express oneself.
A deeper look into theatre as a CRAFT examining playwriting and script analysis. This program can be “custom designed” to incorporate classroom material or subject matter. This allows students the opportunity to CREATE in order to LEARN. Strong emphasis on solo and collaborative expression through writing, physical and vocal exercises and personal performance.
An introduction to the vocabulary of theatre and performance as well as the concept of the VOICE and BODY as an “instrument”. Students will participate in exercises that enhance listening, focus, imagination and improvisation. These activities include both solo and ensemble participation and encourage confidence, self-esteem and character development.
By seeing that text and graphics are tools to help us understand something, students can realize the importance of how and why we need to be great readers.
Combining inspiring personal anecdotes with familiar, upbeat songs, Kevin McCarthy, long-time Young Audiences of Western New York teaching artist and audience favorite, demonstrates easy-to-understand
How do you make learning about wellness cool, fun, and easy to understand? Students will leave ready to take charge of their personal well-being using the artist’s energizing, enjoyable suggestions.