11/4/2011. Filed under Press Releases.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is very proud to announce their 2011-2012 artSEEDS student matinee series to the APOST community!
artSEEDS is an innovative, interactive education program of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater where middle and high school students engage with nationally and internationally recognized artists and educators to experience, discuss, and connect with the artists’ ideas, methods, and practices in the presented work.
Upcoming sessions include:
November 18th, 2011 | 10am | grades 9-12 | Abraham.In.Motion - Live! The Realest MC
This humorously dark re-imagination of the Pinocchio story is a world premiere by critically acclaimed Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham. Set against the modern backdrop of hip-hop celebrity, this MC's journey to 'real-boy' status explores societal perspectives on acceptance, gender roles in the black community, and our human 'realness'. Kyle will also be on-hand after the performance to answer students’ questions and to engage them in deep dialogue about his work. Run time: approx. 1 hour
November 22nd, 2011 | 10am | grades 9-12| Rodney Evans’s Brother To Brother
A special “My People Film Series: Queer Legacies” showing of the 2004 film, which focuses on the experiences of a young black artist who is kicked out of his home for identifying as gay. The film explores his exposure to the struggles and legacies of gay black artists during the Harlem Renaissance through his friendship and mentorship with Bruce Nugent, who was the first black artist to openly write about homosexuality. This extended (10am – 1pm) matinee includes a screening of the film, a discussion with filmmaker Rodney Evans, lunch, and the opportunity for students to participate in CMU’s Hear Me Project (http://www.hear-me.net/).
December 2nd, 2011 | 10am | grades 6-12 | Staycee Pearl dance project – OCTAVIA
Come explore the work of African American science fiction writer Octavia Butler through this unique combination of movement and multimedia by Pittsburgh’s own Staycee Pearl dance project. Choreographer Staycee Pearl will join the students in a post-show discussion of how she developed the movement and environments to bring Butler’s characters to stunning life through her own personality and physical image. Run time: approx. 1 hour
Student matinee tickets are only $2.50 per student. Chaperones are free!
Problems bringing students during the day? We have special $10 student-priced tickets and group rates available for evening performances of the same shows!
Visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org/programs/education/ or email Dan@kelly-strayhorn.org for more information and ticket orders.
Feel free to pass along your own networks! We want public schools, community-based organizations, homeschoolers, charters, everyone to know about these opportunities!