Touring Arts Performances

   

Touring Arts

Creativity can change a child's life. Bring students to live performances or bring performances to your school!


In-School Performance Booking 



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In-School Performances




Poetry Alive

Poetry Alive!







Grades 2–12
$350 single / $500 double

Using the rich heritage of the bardic tradition of long ago, we bring high-intensity poetry performances to your school. The Poetry Alive! actors have memorized hundreds of poems — from the classics, to the popular, to the contemporary. Those poems, presented in engaging and memorable ways, become the connection to enhanced reading and writing skills. In short, we bring poetry to life by engaging students in the learning process.  Poetry Alive! is your reading, writing and performing connection.



Zak Morgan





Grades K–5
$400 single / $550 double

Zak Morgan’s wit has been compared to Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss. Zak has performed more than 2,500 concerts for children since 1999. Zak’s unique brand of music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones. His performance is filled with musical stories, laughter and warmth as he encourages children to learn through reading, imagination and believing in themselves. The audience will use their voices, creativity and body movements to join in the fun!


Brass Bed





Grades 7–12
$400 single / $550 double

Contemporary independent music artists Christiaan Mader, Allison Bohl DeHart and Peter DeHart have been collaborating and touring for over 10 years between their Lafayette based indie pop bands Brass Bed and Kind Cousin. With features through NPR, Rookie Magazine, Paste, Flood, AV Club, Fader, and KEXP the original music by this trio explores the richness of harmony, texture, narrative, and dynamics.



Jennifer Daniels

Jennifer Daniels






Grades preK–5
$400 single / $550 double

Grades preK–2

Jennifer's shows are full of interactive stories and songs, designed to get kids excited about reading, the arts, and creative self-expression.  A long-time writer and performer, she will have your kids singing in different languages (like Spanish, Hebrew, and Cat), performing feats of feline ferocity to difficult time signatures (usually landing on their feet), and questioning points of punctuation (What?!).  Jennifer works with Eric Litwin, the author of the first four Pete the Cat books, and is happy to perform one of his stories as well.

Grades 3–5

Part dance party, part writer's workshop, ALL fun...Jennifer will lead students in Musical Mad Libs, perform not-so-kids songs, and scare them with a funny, creepy story.  They'll laugh a lot and will be inspired to use their own unique voices.  A long-time writer and performer, Jennifer often opens up the floor for Q and A, which inevitably leads to thoughtful and poignant discussion.



LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble



Grades 1–5
$350 single / $500 double

Guitar—an American music icon.  No matter what style of music, guitar has been important in its development. The L.J. Alleman Arts Academy Guitar Ensemble will explore how the guitar has influenced many musical styles including classical, swing, country, rock, and Cajun. Student audiences will be actively engaged on instruments and vocals in this student-led performance.



Spencer Bohren





Grades 7–12
$400 single / $550 double

Spencer Bohren’s documentary concert, Down the Dirt Road Blues, follows the journey of a single song as it travels through America’s history and culture. From its pre-slavery African beginning, the song slowly transforms into Mississippi blues, Memphis dance music, a banjo tune from Appalachia, Hank Williams’ early country music, Muddy Waters’ electric Chicago blues, and finally into folk music and rock ‘n’ roll, with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Spencer’s concurrent narrative gives students a historical context for the changes that drive the music forward.

Performed on appropriate vintage instruments, Spencer’s captivating story carries listeners of all ages along with him on this amazing musical journey and leaves every listener with an appreciation for America’s unique treasure of traditional music.



Razzmatazz

Razzmatazz



Grades K–3
$400 single / $550 double

Thomas Cormier and Sandy Greenberg of the multi-award-winning Canadian duo, Razzmatazz, present this highly interactive concert with songs in English, French and Hebrew.  Lively original and traditional music get the students singing, clapping their hands and interacting with the performers. Some audience members will join the duo on stage to play instruments and learn to make the little wooden "limberjacks" dance. Razzmatazz has performed at schools, special events, and at folk and children’s festivals in Canada and the U.S., including Festival International de Louisiane. Razzmatazz was also invited to perform for school children and "First Ladies" Laura Bush and Aline Chrétien.


In or Out: Never Give Up

The Kabuki Dancers, featuring Badd Chadd




Grades 3–8
$350 single/$500 double

How can you accomplish your goals and be successful? Hard work and perseverance! In or Out: Never Give Up is a discussion and demonstration using live music and dance to encourage students to stand up to life’s challenges and NEVER GIVE UP! The Kabuki Dancers, featuring Badd Chadd enlighten and delight audiences in this interactive performance.