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Albert Alter (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

  • Students will learn to use their body intentionally as a means of communication.
  • Students will learn that messages can be conveyed in a variety of means- including non-verbally or with humor.
  • Students will learn that there are scientific forces that they can impact- and are impacted by- at play in their daily lives.
  • Students will learn that there are many ways to solve a problem or tell a story.

BIO

I believe the arts are essential and integrated into our daily lives. In my residencies I demonstrate connections to the state educational benchmarks, cross curriculum relationships and the relevance to their own lives students can find in clowning. I like sharing my art forms with students and challenging them to learn by discovering, and exploring art. I have been doing this in schools and institutions for over 25 years the US and five countries.

 

Young Audiences teaching artists are committed to inspiring the imaginations of young people and have strategies for working with the complexities of school environments. Through a variety of ongoing professional development opportunities and a multi-faceted evaluation system, as well as through their experience with students and educators, Young Audiences teaching artists are continually growing as teachers and as artists.

DISCIPLINES

Theater,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

My residencies are hands on- the students are “doing” the art. I work to make the learning environment physically and emotionally safe for the students’ explorations and discoveries.  We have a fun time working toward our learning goals. These residencies can use a range of source material depending on the needs of the classroom.

 

Everyone Can Mime

Students learn mime technique and experience how they use non-verbal communication in their lives. They create a story with all of its elements; beginning, middle, end, conflict, characters, setting, and present their stories for their peers. Students learn positive methods of critiquing fellow performers’ work.

 

Ladies & Gentlemen, Children of All Ages: Exploring the Science of the Circus & Clowning

This residency uses circus arts to demonstrate the science benchmarks of balance, inertia, force and motion, and offers students a physical experience of the fun and importance of science to their daily lives.  They explore the effects of wind residence, gravity, balance, centripetal force, inertia, and other scientific principles in action, and discover how circus performers use them in their shows. Students see examples of circus performers using these principles in action. They then use the scientific method- creating a hypothesis, testing that hypothesis, and reflecting on the outcome. This helps them grasp that there are no “failures” in science just learning opportunities.

 

Circus Skills Extraordinaire!

Students will be introduced to the role of clowns in history and societies around the world.  They will learn traditional clown skills and use them to create both classical routines and their own clown routines. Students will begin creating/discovering their own clown persona. This is really a process of self- discovery and is a great complement to first person narrative writing.

 

“Quiet on the set. ACTION!”

Students either select a story or poem or write one themselves (alone or as a group) and then problem solve how to act it out. Students learn how to interpret or create stories, and communicate them using their bodies.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies integrate well with ELA, science, social studies and history. The art forms that I teach (mime, clown, circus skills) are often used to teach history, science, PE, social studies, writing, poetry, storytelling, acting, communication or speech techniques, foreign languages, and communication skills with special needs populations. I have worked with pre-kindergarten through high school levels and above.

 

In most of the residencies the students will be creating and making presentations to their peers thus communicating, using non- verbal communication, etc. all benchmarks.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Fees (per session)

Planning Meeting – $65

Reflection Meeting – $65

Residency Session -$70

Workshop Session – $85-$100

Additional Prep. Time – $65

Additional costs may apply for installation, equipment rental and materials.

Family Arts Night Workshop – $180

Performance fee: Single Price: $395.00 / Pair Price: $575.00 Please book through Young Audiences.

Travel Costs: Artist may charge for travel costs based on site location.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://www.ya-or.org

REFERENCES

Ms. Tanya Ghattas

Principal

tghattas@pps.k12.or.us

503-916-6292

Bridlemile School

Ms. Jenny Ampersand

Teacher

jenny.and.fern@gmail.com

503-916-2650

Jason Lee Elementary

2nd

Ms. Vicki Sumner

Teacher

vsumner@pps.k12.or.us

503-916-6292

Bridlemile School

5th


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