|PUSH Physical Theatre|
This national company’s unique art form opens the door to a new world of expression. Varying in length from three to twenty sessions, residencies usually begin with a PUSH performance and end with a culminating event that showcases students’ work.
PUSH residencies are created in collaboration with teachers to provide physical theatre workshops that support and expand students’ current curriculum.
Some examples of residency workshops are:
Physical Theatre Workshop - introduces the physical controls of several movement theatre forms, while exploring characterization and the basics of presenting live theatre.
Physical Sciences Workshop - facilitates a deeper internal understanding of the Physical Sciences as students both analyze and synthesize topics such as simple machines, transfer of weight, magnetism, and energy through physical movement and discussion.
Movement In Literature Workshop – guides developing imaginations by listening to and analyzing children’s literature and responding to it with physical expression. Individual physical interpretation of the text opens young imaginations to the endless possibilities of word pictures that turn into movement.
|Reading and Writing Through Storytelling|
In this 6-10 day residency, artist Gerry Fierst devotes each visit to a different story structure.
Trickster tales, accumulation stories, fables, tall tales, transformation tales and circle tales are some of the forms emphasized.
Children learn how stories are constructed and are encouraged to share their own family and traditional tales.
Each session includes a story to take home and a writing project based on the week’s focus.
This residency sharpens listening and comprehension skills and supports standards for writing, self-expression and oral presentation.
|Self Portrait - Building Drawing Skills|
This 2-3 week residency begins with an introductory drawing lesson on breaking larger drawings into smaller pieces.
Using the knowledge gained from the introduction, students will draw a small graph over a photo of themselves. A larger graph will be lightly drawn on drawing paper and the students will be asked to copy square by square from the original.
They will then learn how to use drawing pencils for shading and apply that information to create shadows in their drawings.