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  • (919) 929-2787 300-G East Main St. Carrboro, NC 27510

    Sound Impact Thursday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. (K-4th) & 11:30 a.m. (5th and up) Sound Impact presents an upbeat performance introducing dance music that spans the globe! This interactive program explores the imprint rhythm and dance have had on cultural identity, history and heritage through diverse repertoire by engaging students in fun games involving clapping, stomping, and movement. Connects with: Music Education

    Elem. Mid

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS (CC)The ArtsCenter plans each program to supplement school curriculum and to enhance students arts and cultural education. Potential connections are included in each program description. Teachers will receive a free study guide prior to the performance to help facilitate the incorporation of this arts experience into classroom activities.





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    Field Trips to Enrich Curriculum Through the Arts

    2014-2015 School Show Series at The ArtsCenter

    Percussive Dance Review presented by the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble

    Thursday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. (K-4th) & 11:30 a.m. (5th and up)This non-stop performance carries audiences into a wide world of percussive dance peppered with stories, history, and facts about the

    forms presented. The review includes pieces ranging historically and geographically from traditional rhythm tap, South African Gumboot, French Canadian Waltz Clog, Irish Step Dance, a Tribute to Vaudeville throwing in a few unique twists from NCYTE including song, body

    percussion, pencil drumming and even Taiko drumming! Students will be learning about dance from professional level dancers from eight years to 18 years.

    Connects with: Dance Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Social Studies

    Elem. Mid High

    Objects in Motion presented by Gizmo GuysTuesday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. (K-3rd) & 11:30 a.m. (4th-6th)Two comedic jugglers take the stage in this high-energy interactive performance. Concepts of patterns in math, intertia, and gravity are demonstrated with the Gizmo Guys spectacular applications of the sciences. This interactive, variety-style show is perfect for connecting with science and math curriculum! Connects with: Science, Math


    Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart presented by Mike Wiley Productions Thursday, January 8, 10:00 a.m. (3rd-5th) & 11:30 a.m. (6th and up) Listen to the ghosts of a bygone era, where locker rooms were separate and unequal, and black athletes had only a back door to enter stadiums. Highlighting the life of Jackie Robinson, this one-man play also dramatizes other momentous events in African-American sports history. Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart is a powerful lesson of courage through dedication and leadership. Connects with: Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre Arts Education

    MidElem. High

    Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movementpresented by Bright Star Childrens TheatreFriday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. (3rd-5th) & 11:30 a.m. (4th-8th)This honest and powerful show brings to the stage pivotal moments of the American struggle for Civil Rights-The Freedom Riders, Bombingham and the Montgomery bus boycott are just a few of the key events that unfold before your audience. Key figures from the time period are welcomed to the stage with an accessible script that provides a great launching pad for understanding this challenging time in our nations past. Connects with: Social Studies, Language Arts, Theatre Arts Education

    Elem. Mid

    Jabali African Acrobats Thursday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. (PreK-3rd) & 11:30 a.m. (4th-8th)

    Direct from Mombasa, Kenya, the Jabali African Acrobats are an all male group of phenomenal performers that combine fast paced movement, music, dance, and daring acrobatic feats to create a thrilling, high-energy

    show. Bridging athletics and the arts, this show will include contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, chair balancing, dance, such as the Congo Snake Dance, and more. This interactive and visually exciting show will

    no doubt captivate your students and leave them amazed! Connects with: Dance Education, Physical Education, Social Studies


    Storytelling by Donna Washington Thursday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. (PreK-2nd) & 11:30 a.m. (3rd-5th) Performing for over 20 years, local artist Donna Washington uses her incredible vocal pyrotechnics, dramatic facial expressions, and dynamic physicality to make her stories come to life. Washingtons shows are always lively, informative, and a fun way to experience storytelling. For this show, Washington will share her art of storytelling through a focus on African and African-American folktales . Connects with: Language Arts, Theatre Arts Education, Character Education


    Animalia presented by Hobey Fords Golden Rod PuppetsFriday, March 13, 10:00 a.m. (PreK-3rd) & 11:30 a.m. (4th-6th) Explore the wonderful world of animals through Hobey Fords foam puppets. Combining science and art, Animalia brings the detailed movement of animals to life before your students eyes. Take a peek into the world of birds, experience a frog and butterflys metamorphoses, and witness an undersea ballet of whales and frolicking dolphins. This performance is a visual treat that celebrates the world around us. Connects with: Science, Art Education

    PreK Elem. Mid

    The Rainbow Fish presented by ArtsPowerFriday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. (PreK-2nd both shows)With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean, so when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. How can she sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique? Will some good advice from the wise old Octopus persuade the Rainbow Fish to share her gifts with those around her? ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfisters bestselling book into a delightful and touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others. Connects with: Language Arts, Character Education, Theatre Arts Education


    Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World presented by David GonzalezThursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m. (K-3rd) & 11:30 a.m. (4th-6th)With colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx, acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. These stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots, and positive messages that are sure to captivate your students attention. Hear about the silly antics of the Puerto Rican hero Juan Bobo or the mysterious powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories. Combining English and Spanish words throughout the stories and songs, Cuentos is a perfect introduction to the world of Latino literature and culture. Connects with: Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign Language Studies

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  • For more information or to make reservations contact the School & Family Performances Coordinator, at (919) 929-2787, ext. 214 or by email at [email protected]

    The ArtsCenters School Show Series is designed to enhance and supplement school curricula through the arts. Through performances at The ArtsCenter, students are provided a unique window into the curriculum they are studying in the classroom. School Shows are fun, memorable ways to learn, discover, and experience the arts and curriculum.

    HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?Tickets are $7. One teacher/chaperone/parent admitted FREE with every 10 paying children. Though the performances have been designed for school groups, tickets may be available to the general public.

    HOW DO I RESERVE TICKETS?Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. We do not issue paper tickets.

    Please contact the School & Family Performances Coordinator, at (919) 929-2787, ext. 214 or email her at [email protected] to make a reservation. After you register, we will email you a confirmation packet that will include a performance guide, as well as helpful information for the day of the show. Walk-up tickets may sometimes be available..WHEN DO I PAY?Payment is due IN FULL three weeks prior to the date of the show. Seats are guaranteed only until the payment due date. Reservations not paid by the due date may be cancelled and given to groups on waiting lists.

    DO YOU GIVE REFUNDS?Full refunds will only be given if the performance is cancelled by The ArtsCenter. Money will not be refunded due to school closing (for example: inclement weather) or student illness.

    HOW LONG ARE THE PERFORMANCES? All shows last approximately 45 60 minutes. Teachers are asked to register their students for the show that targets their specific age group.

    WHERE IS THE ARTSCENTER LOCATED?The ArtsCenter is located in Carrboro, just blocks from the Ackland Art Museum and UNC, and is in the same strip mall as Amante Pizza, Fleet Feet, and the Cats Cradle. The ArtsCenters address is 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510.


    Residency ProgramsArts-Based Learning Experiences (ABLE): The mission of this program is to find ways to integrate the arts to achieve the common core curriculum goals by presenting the subject matter in new and different ways. We can assist you in making that connection. We have a roster of talented and experienced teaching artists with unlimited imaginations. Our approach to developing lesson plans creates excitement, and fosters curiosity in a variety of subjects for all ages and learning styles.

    The ABLE Residency includes attending a School Show, developing a lesson plan for five class sessions with a teaching

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