PRE K - GRADE 5
GRADE 6 - GRADE 12
PRE K - GRADE 5
What is Jazz?A Multicultural Musical Journey (Grades K-12)
Rainbow Crow (Grades Pre K-5)
Drum Tales (Grades Pre K-5) An exciting, and intriguing presentation of stories about drums and drumming presented in a delightful storytelling format accompanied by traditional African musical instruments. The stories encompass a range of themes from fanciful mythology to historical references including tales such as of “How the Turtle Got Its Shell” or “The Leopard's Drum”, “The Lion's Drum” and the story of “Ibo's Landing” in the Georgia Sea Islands, USA. The stories are performed through storytelling and music with audience participation. (1 artist) 45 - minute performance.
Wisdom and Delight (Grades K-5)
The Fire Children (Grades K-5)
"Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World" Paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, Spain and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero "Juan Bobo" to the bravery of young Jose in the classic Spanish fairy tale "Jose and Princess Florabella", these stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs of “Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World" in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Solid entertainment and a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture. Presented by RainArt Productions.
(Cuentos "A" grades K - 3, "B" 4 - 6.)
Witches, Trolls and Mischief Makers. (Grades 3-5) In the wonderfully wicked myths Delgadina (from Chile) and Askelad and the Silver Ducks (from Norway) I introduce school-age audiences to the classic struggle between good and evil. (Psssst...the good guys win!!!).
Presented by RainArt Productions.
"Nyamakala" Medicine Stories (Grades Pre K-5) We believe that the ancient art of Storytelling is healing and therapeutic as well as enlightening and uplifting. The oral tradition has always been used as a vessel and aids in the growth of our society. Effective storytelling is a fine and beautiful art. A well-developed and presented story can teach, cut across age barriers and will hold the interest and reach its listeners. Nyamakala "Medicine Stories" invites you to share our total artistic experience, which involves not only the oral tradition accompanied by various melodic, and percussion instruments but workshops in visual art as well.
"The Great Kapok Tree” A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest By Lynne Cherry (Pre-K - 2nd Grade)
This wonderful story of how a tree is saved by the animals of the rainforest is brought to life through original songs, percussion
instruments, masks, puppets and even a giant Kapok Tree.
While the story unfolds, children join in with the storyteller, acting out the story by singing the songs, making percussive sounds with their bodies and becoming the animals of the rainforest through movement and yoga positions.
NEW! “The Powers of the Phoenix” (Pre-K - 8) Commissioned by St John the Divine in NYC, an ancient myth from China brought to life with Chinese Music, Ribbon Dancing and a giant Phoenix puppet revealing the powers of Wisdom, Clear Sight, Equality, Generosity, and Right Judgment.
NEW! "Mariposa, Butterfly" (Pre-K-3)
Children follow the journey of a Monarch Butterfly from Ms Lauren’s – The Butterfly Lady’s - vegetable garden - all the way down to Mexico!! Told in both Spanish and English, children learn about metamorphosis, transformation, migration, composting and the need to plant butterfly bushes in hopes of saving the butterflies from extinction. With songs, percussion instruments and movement, children are actively engaged from start to finish in this charming and original story created just for them – and of course – all of the butterflies!!!
NEW! Stand Up Speak Out! (On Bias, Bullying and Bystanders) (K - 12)
Get students thinking, talking and singing about bias, compassion, and the courage to be an Ally with this unique program from saxophonist-singer-songwriter Susan Goodman (Sooz). Her lively, eclectic blend of jazz, pop, Latin and Afro-beat influenced original songs--informed by her training in bias awareness--open the ears and minds of even the savviest young listeners. Compelling, easy-to-learn lyrics invite instant participation. Designed to foster respect for differences and a safer, more welcoming learning environment by promoting ally building, bias awareness, and bystander empowerment.
No silent bystanders! Stand Up! Speak Out! and make a difference!
Study guides available to continue the conversation in classrooms.