The Right Brain Initiative

×
Close

Artist Details

Al-Andalus- Ali-Ole (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

1. To convey to students and teachers that EVERYTHING around us has sound making properties to make music and EVERY WAY we move has a capacity to be dance.

2. music and dance are CROSS-DISCIPLINARY and throughly integrate the A (ART) into the STEM manifesto.

3. to prioritize CURIOSITY, CONNECTIONS, SENSE-MAKING,COORDINATION, CRITICAL THINKING, CREATE with FUN & CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS!

BIO

This residency is taught by two teaching artists: Verónica Medina Cano (Dance) and Julia Banzi (Music). Julia is a flamenco guitarist and an ethnomusicologist (Ph.D.) specialist in music cultures of the world. Verónica Medina Cano is from Barcelona, Spain and holds a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Conservatory of Barcelona.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,Music,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Spanish, Other, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Music and Dance have been called universal languages. Classrooms switch between creating and decorating their own musical instruments and learning to play them to learning the building blocks of cultural dances, body percussion, movement & emotion. Then they then come together in a community music and dance jam!

Based on the concept that musicians from around the world make their instruments from things found in their own environments and that we all carry a dancer within us, this residency explores the fundamentals of rhythm and motion, and making music with the materials found in a typical classroom. Students construct musical instruments with recycled materials, accompany and learn cultural dances from around the world, celebrate unity and diversity at the same time, and have fun creating some unique sounds and movements. Creating homemade musical instruments and exploring motion dances offers students a chance to work towards a goal, follow instructions, add personal touches, and ultimately gain satisfaction in completing a task. Students are empowered to find the many “voices” in the instruments they have built and explore the many rhythms available in their bodies to sharing the color of their emotions through movement! The combination is pure magic!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Our residencies integrate well with Math, Literacy, Social Studies, History and Science.

  • Integrates with science by situating inquiry based science instruction into a project based approach that arises from the real world.
  • Creating and editing movement, musical instruments and musical compositions directly ties into the English/Language Arts curriculum and standards on many levels, from planning and composition to reflection and editing, ending with publishing.
  • Encourages students to explore themselves and the world around them through the lens of dance & music, using their bodies & their own musical instruments they create as a catalyst of expression.
  • Active exploration of the mathematical concepts behind rhythm and polyrhythms.
  • Visual thinking strategies needed to create powerful images are integrated with aural/oral thinking strategies needed to create successful compositions are stressed using the terms, “observe, describe, and interpret.”
  • Cross-disciplinary and thoroughly integrates all aspects of the STEAM manifesto.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: We are flexible but generally prefer one designated classroom where students come to artists. We are able to move from classroom to classroom and depending upon the residency this may be better. However, moving the instruments incurs time spent moving and this can affect session length.

Breaks: Charged as a session.

Supplies: Common school supplies, specialized supplies and found objects will be used. Balloons, rubber bands, clear packing tape, fishing line. If available tea tins or other metal cans (safely taped).

Technology: Whiteboard or chalkboard to write upon is useful but not required.

FEE INFO

For Residencies: (2 Artists) $125 per session (can be 2 concurrent but separate classrooms OR 1 classroom).), and $65 planning and reflection meetings with school. Minimum of two classrooms per school visit. Break between sessions: 10 minutes.

Additional Costs: Instrument Exhibit Handling Fee: $25/day.

Performances: (3 Artists) 

Performance rate is $800 for three artists for a single 50 minute performance, and $975 for back-to-back performances

Performances are only to be booked as an introduction to your Right Brain residency. All other performances may be booked through Young Audiences.

Travel Costs: We drive and are available for residencies more than 10 miles outside of Portland. If out of Portland area, travel reimbursed at current IRS tax return mileage rate. Artist may charge for travel costs based on site location outside of the Portland metro area.

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/

https://lonelyplanetband.weebly.com/, alli-ole.com

REFERENCES

Jose Olavarrieta

jolavarr@pps.net

503-916-6288

Ainsworth Elementary

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

Joy Hunt

Principal

huntj@stthereseschool.org

503.253.9400 (Phone) ext. 11

St. Therese Catholic School

Administration

Lori Luna

Principal

lluna@corbett.k12.or.us

503-261-4225

Corbett Arts Program with Spanish or CAPS

Administration


Artist
Roster
FAQ Arts
Integration
Resources