Arts Integration at Home – Object Metaphor

Posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Today’s activity, Object Metaphor, invites students to make comparisons between a random object and another topic. How are you like a potato masher? Whether silly or serious, students will practice flexible and metaphorical thinking while making comparisons. Flexible thinking – being open-minded and adaptive to different ways of learning – is … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Recipe for Me Part 2

Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2020 It’s time to turn those Recipes for Me into a performance! The second part of this activity invites students to create and direct movement for the different parts of their recipe. They’ll create their own mini performance in a matter of minutes. The directions for the activity are shared in two … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Recipe for Me Part 1

Posted Monday, May 4, 2020 Today’s activity is about you! Recipe for Me is a fun, thoughtful, and creative way to share who you are. This activity is shared in two parts. Part One is the brainstorm and writing half and Part Two is the movement and performance half. The directions for the activity are … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Stop and Go and Jump

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Stop! And, go! And, Jump! This is a great activity that gets you up, moving, and thinking quick. Play it before distance learning starts to gather energy and focus. Play it when everyone is done for the day and needs to release some energy. Feel free to create your own … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Excursions

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020 Today’s arts integration at home activity is a playful way to get the week started. Excursions invites kids (and adults) to practice the skills of observation and presence, and most importantly creativity through spontaneity. DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY AS A PRINTABLE .PDF Watch a time-lapse video of Sarah playing Excursions. I … Read more

From the Desk of our Board Chair

We hope today’s email finds you, your families, and your communities weathering the storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. We hope amidst it all you’ve also seen local and national press coverage on the impact of COVID-19 closures and cancellations on Ovations and all our peer organizations in the country’s arts and cultural sectors. As our own Executive & Artistic … Read more

Arts Integration at Home – Mirror

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Arts Integration at Home – Hot Seating

Posted Monday, April 13, 2020 Today’s at-home activity, Hot Seating, gets kids acting! This activity allows them to a) think from different perspectives and b) share their knowledge in a creative way. It is essentially an interview with a character, a famous person, or anyone else who the student might want to pretend to be. … Read more

Performance Notes: Toto Kisaku’s “Requiem For an Electric Chair”

Upon meeting Toto Kisaku two years ago, I was immediately struck by his artistry, personal story and humanity. His compelling story, combined with expertly honed theater craft makes for powerful performance. While we deeply regret we cannot all gather this week for “Requiem for An Electric Chair,” we’re pleased to announce we are rescheduling this … Read more