P.S./I.S. 217 and Lincoln Center Education held another free family event on May 28th, that included a workshop on story-telling through acting followed by The Frog Bride performance by Master Storyteller David Gonzalez. Students pre-K through 5th grade had fun pretending to be witches, frogs, and princes, performing little sketches facilitated by the Lincoln Center educators. The workshop concluded with an amazing performance of a hip family-friendly adaptation of the classic Russian fairy tale, The Frog Bride. The story was beautifully told to the music of Prokofiev and original jazz/rock compositions. Master Storyteller David Gonzalez told this tale of a dreamy (and prideful) young man’s journey into manhood with a comic spark that swells to the outrageous.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
"Tu Maraca" Lincoln Center Education Workshop & Performance at P.S./I.S. 217 (Roosevelt Island School)
P.S./I.S. 217 and Lincoln Center Education held a free workshop “Tu Maraca” by Scott Kettner and Maracatu New York on Wednesday, May 14th. Lincoln Center educators used percussion instruments to help students pre-K through 5th grade explore traditional rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil. The workshop was followed by a life performance of Maracatu New York – New York’s first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to the performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado, while fusing these rhythms with New Orleans Second Line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms. Band leader and musicologist Scott Kettner and his musicians enthusiastically presented various Maracatu rhythms with Portuguese lyrics, and the program culminated in an audience parade in the school auditorium.
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