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Experience International Contemporary Ensemble, live streamed in your home! Thursday, May 28, 7PM on Youtube FREE REGISTRATION Dear Friends, When we embarked on our work with International Contemporary Ensemble (I.C.E.) we knew it would be wholly unique and unforgettable for Ovations audiences. At that time we imagined a modified version of their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]