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Program Notes for Step Afrika! by Sarah Coleman

Dear Friends,  The first time I saw Step Afrika! I could not stay in my seat. The energy, the rhythm, the speed was infectious. I loved being in their audience – especially with young people. When Aimée shared that Step Afrika! was to be featured in our 2020-21 season I was ecstatic. And while we [...]

By | February 9th, 2021|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Program Notes for Paige and Friends! by Sarah Coleman

Dear Friends,   Paige Hernandez returns to Portland Ovations! It just looks a lot different than 2012 when she performed her one-woman show Paige in Full for our School-Time Performance Series. That was before my time at Ovations, but I have known Paige for a long time – almost 20 years. We met at Arena Stage [...]

By | January 26th, 2021|Categories: Family|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Arts Integration at Home – Freeze Dance

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Our last activity is a way to celebrate the school year that is wrapping up. While it might not feel like a celebratory time, dancing is important for a few reasons. As an art form, it has been a form of resistance for many oppressed cultures. Dance also asks us [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Alphabet Relay

Posted Monday, June 1, 2020 The end of the school year is a time for reflecting. Today’s activity, Alphabet Relay, is an energetic way for kids to reflect on this unique school year - from what was challenging to how much they’ve learned and discovered. DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY AS A PRINTABLE .PDF EXAMPLES [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Two by Three by Bradford

Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2020 As the school year winds down, we’ve got a few more activities to bring some joy and movement to your distance learning. Two by Three by Bradford allows students to practice focus, listening, and awareness starting with the simple act of counting to three. This activity comes from theatre practitioner [...]

Arts Integration at Home – Cross the Room If

Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Today’s activity, Cross the Room If... is a tried and true warm-up game typically used as a way to get to know new people. But for classroom and distance learning, it is a great way to share opinions and thoughts and spark deeper discussion. Depending on how you choose to [...]

Arts Integration at Home – This Setting Needs

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020 Today’s arts integration activity, This Setting Needs..., combines imagination, observation, and detail-oriented thinking to challenge kids to create a 3-D, one-of-a-kind environment. This activity is a great way for students to show their knowledge of a book, an environment or a moment in time. It can also be a fun [...]

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 [...]

Arts Integration at Home – When I Say One

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020 “When I Say One” asks you to get up, move, and be in the moment. Actors use this activity as a warm up for their bodies, voices, and minds. Kick start your week with it - and keep playing it all week long. Each time you play, add a new [...]

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 [...]