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Abra-Kid-AbraAdding and Subtracting by MagicResidencyK--2XTheaterMathStudents will learn to do a variety of math magic tricks. To successfully pull off the tricks, they must perform mental addition or subtraction.  When they show family and friends their new tricks from each session they will also be honing their mental math skills!  This residency will help students gain confidence in their math abilities and spark an interest in the power of numbers.
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Abra-Kid-AbraGeometricks: Learning Geometry with MagicResidency5--6XTheaterMathStudents will deepen their knowledge of geometry in a fun way as magic meets math.  Perform magic with 5 different types of triangles!  Demonstrate amazing properties of circles when they are stretched to their limits!  Speed calculate the area of a rectangle!  Each night students take home new tricks to show friends and family.  With each performance, they hone their geometric knowledge and build confidence in their math and presentation skills.
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Abra-Kid-AbraLightning Multiplication and Division TricksResidency3--4XTheaterMathStudents will learn secrets of lightning calculation, focusing on multiplication and division.  They will learn to mentally multiply a variety of 2 digit x 2 digit problems; to divide numbers circled on a calendar using mental division; to add 10 audience-generated numbers in their head faster than a calculator (using multiplication); and much more!  When they take home new tricks to perform for family and friends, they hone their mental multiplication and division skills in the process.  Students will gain a new perspective on how exciting math is.
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Abra-Kid-AbraVirtual MathemagicResidency1--6XTheaterMathDiscover the magic of math, the wonders of numbers, and the courage to stand in front of strangers and perform! This program offers "Addition and Subtraction Magic" for grades 1-2, "Geo-Magic" for grades 3-4, and "Magic Multiples and Divides" for grades 5-6. Paper props for use in the program can be emailed to the students, or Abra-Kid-Abra can arrange a hands-free drop off of magic props at the school to be distributed as policies allow.
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Anderson, Brother JohnSecret Agents of the Underground RailroadPerformance3--12X
Storytelling
Social Studies/CultureThese exciting, true stories of amazing danger and adventure bring to life the real heroes of the Underground Railroad, an informal network of safe houses and trails used by 19th century black slaves to bring people to freedom. Through this program, important parts of American history will be put into perspective for your students. Available for after school.
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Anderson, PaciaVoice and VerseResidency4--8XXWritingEnglish/Language ArtsThrough spoken word poetry, students will engage in self-exploration, vocabulary expansion, and public speaking. Published poet and spoken word artist Pacia Anderson will work with students on the major elements of spoken word poetry, such as: content, structure, word usage, voice, tone, imagery, and presentation. Utilizing a cross-medium approach (including collage, body movement, literature, and music), students will explore how spoken word can communicate ideas across a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines. The program will culminate in a classroom poetry anthology and/or performance featuring the students’ work.
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Bauer, Jenna/Colorbridge
Arts Collective
Smiling at Diversity: Billboard ProjectResidency,
Workshop
2--8XXVisualCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
During this socially-minded studio arts program students will design a community billboard proposal. Lessons in drawing, color theory, painting, bookmaking and collage will prepare students with visual and conceptual tactics that can be used in all categories of learning.

Student led conversations leading up to our weekly studio projects will encourage each student to recognize who they are in the context of a world filled with diversity. Brainstorms about our differences and similarities will support a greater understanding of the connections between us as human beings and aim to dismantle intolerance.
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Bradshaw, BarnesLife and times of Absalom Grimes, Civil War SpyWorkshop3--8X
Storytelling
Social Studies/CultureStudents will relive the experiences of Absalom Grimes, one of Gratiot Street Prison's former inmates, as the hardships of prison life and the absurdities of Civil War era justice as related by actor, Barnes Bradshaw. Twice sentenced to death by the federal government, Grimes lived to tell tales of a war that pit brother against brother. Participants will make a “Spy Wheel Decoder” in order to write and receive “top secret” messages in this memorable workshop that combines history with theater and visual arts.
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Bradshaw, BarnesSt. Louis and the Great Fire of 1849Workshop3--8XX
Storytelling
Social Studies/CultureThe City of St. Louis nearly disappeared from the map the night of May 17, 1849. While docked on the Mighty Mississippi, a small fire started on the steamboat White Cloud. The flames quickly spread to the loading docks and soon destroyed 15 blocks of the city. Through a first-hand theatrical account of that fateful night, students will learn how the fire led to sweeping transformations in local Fire Departments and municipal codes and changed the history of St. Louis forever. Students will engage in a writing activity inspired by real St. Louis citizens who survived the blaze more than a century ago.
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Brooks, GlynisHarriet Tubman: An American HeroPerformanceK--12XTheater,
Storytelling
Social Studies/CultureBy now, many Americans have learned that Harriet Tubman was the most infamous leader of the Underground Railroad, but what does that mean? What exactly was the Underground Railroad and how was it run? What were the roads that were taken into Freedom? How many miles in each trip did the enslaved travel to reach their freedom? Was it run solely by African Americans? How many people did Harriet Tubman lead to freedom and how many times did she make the trip? Was she ever caught? Did she ever marry or have children? How did she get her legendary name and AKA’s such as Moses, or the General? Discover why this fearless leader has been selected as the first woman to grace U.S. currency.
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Council, SarahMove, Create and CollaborateResidencyK--12XDance, Visual Arts,
Movement
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
All
Move, Create and Collaborate is a 3-5 day arts-integrated, virtual creative dance residency that engages students in an exploration of classroom curriculum through movement and dance-making. Working together over Zoom or any other school-preferred online conferencing platform, students will create choreography that explores a curriculum area selected by classroom teachers such as science, math, language arts, or social studies.

Educators may select from a list of content offerings such as Dancing the Poem or Dancing Lifecycles, or choose to work with the Teaching Artist to create custom content for their classrooms. The program will also include a collaborative planning meeting between the Teaching Artist and classroom teachers before the residency begins to identify objectives.

Move, Create and Collaborate aims to provide a rich immersive visual arts experience for all participants and offers educators accessible arts integration strategies they can use with their students right now and for years to come!
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Council, SarahDancing the PoemResidencyK--5XDance, Writing,
Movement
English/Language ArtsDancing the Poem is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance and poetry writing residency that will engage students in an exploration of the poetic form through movement. Directed by dance educator and choreographer Sarah Council, students will discover that both poetry and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize imagery, emotion, and rhythm.

Over the course of the residency, students will:
- Study a work of poetry, observing descriptive language, imagery, quality, and rhythm, and then explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality).
- Work independently and in small groups to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
- Create a work of collaborative poetry inspired by the dances that were viewedd, along with the students' own experience of creating the dances.
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Council, SarahDancing the Painting ResidencyK--12XDance, Visual Arts,
Movement
Science/HealthDancing the Painting is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance residency that explores and responds to a work of visual art through dance making. This residency is directed by dance educator and choreographer Sarah Council. Students will discover that both visual art and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize line, texture, imagery, point of view, and perspective.

Over the course of this residency, students will:
- Study a masterpiece of visual art, observing color, line, imagery, texture, and perspective. Afterwards, they will explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality).
- Work independently and in small groups to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
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Council, SarahDancing the StoryResidencyK--12XDance,
Storytelling,
Movement
English/Language ArtsDancing the Story is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance residency that explores a work of literature through movement and dance making. Directed by dance educator and choreographer Sarah Council, students will consider an age-appropriate story and create dances inspired by the stories' themes, images, and literary form.

Over the course of this residency, students will:
- Read a work of literature, observing the narrative style, descriptive or repetitive language, characters, sequence of events, and form (beginning, middle, and end).
- Explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality).
- Work independently and collaboratively to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
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Council, SarahDancing HistoriesResidencyK--12XDance,
Movement
Social Studies/CultureDancing Histories is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance residency that studies a pivotal historical event through movement and collaborative dance making. Classroom teachers and the Teaching Artist will work together to identify an area of focus drawn from current classroom curriculum. Over the course of this residency, students will:

- Explore a moment in history, identifying sequence of events, contributing factors, and consequences.
- Connect to the material through stories of individuals living at the time, imagining what it would be like to be a witness to these events.
- Explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality) and dance making structures such as tableaux.
- Work independently and collaboratively to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
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Council, SarahDancing EngineersResidencyK--12XDance,
Movement
Math,
Science/Health
Dancing Engineers is a 3-5 day virtual STEM-focused creative dance residency that explores the 6-step engineering process through movement. Drawing additional inspiration from forms such as bridges, arches, and tunnels, students will experiment with weight sharing, momentum, and trust as they create group dances inspired by these structures and the engineering process.

Over the course of this residency, students will:
- Learn the 6 steps of engineering and compare it to the dance-making creative process.
- Consider examples of bridges, arches, and tunnels; study the design concepts and the form and function of these structures.
- Explore these concepts through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality) with a special focus on experiencing weight sharing, balance, and counterbalance with a partner.
- Work independently and in small groups to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
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Council, SarahDancing LifecyclesResidencyK--12XDance,
Movement
Science/HealthDancing Lifecycles is a 3-5 day virtual STEM-focused creative dance residency that explores the lifecycles of plant life, animal life, or weather through movement and dance making. Directed by dance educator and choreographer Sarah Council, students will focus on one of the categories listed above observing stages of growth, development, and change, then responding by creating small group dances inspired by these cycles.

Over the course of the residency, students will:
- Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly, a seed, or the water cycle, identifying and describing each stage of growth and development.
- Explore these concepts through movement, utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space and quantity).
- Work independently and in small groups to create original choreography inspired by these explorations, with a special focus on sequencing and exploring a variety of shapes and contrasting qualities.
- Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.
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Council, SarahDesigned to MoveResidency
Educators
XDanceProfessional DevelopmentDesigned to Move is a 3-5 day virtual professional development residency for classroom teachers led by dance educator and seasoned teaching artist Sarah Council. Program participants will acquire a variety of accessible arts integration strategies that offer easy ways to explore curriculum areas through dance and get their students moving! Teachers will work together to become comfortable using these strategies as they design and implement an arts integrated lesson plan.

Over the course of this residency, participants will:
- Experience a variety of tools used to integrate movement into their classrooms and curriculum.
- Practice leading these strategies in small working groups.
- Design and implement an original arts integrated lesson plan for use in their classroom.
- Receive mentoring and feedback on their plan from Ms. Council and a community of peers.Da
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Cox, AndreaMindful Movements for the SoulResidency,
Workshop
3--12XXMovementCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
Science/Health
Mindful Movements for the Soul will introduce students to mindfulness through yoga. Students will engage in breathing exercises and intentional movement to learn to listen to their bodies and minds. Students will always choose and feel empowered to take their yoga lessons off the mat and into the home, the classroom, and everyday life.

Teachers can extend the lessons from yoga into the classroom as calm down techniques, transitions, and morning meetings with students. The program objectives include increased body awareness, increased spatial awareness and flexibility, Understanding and applying the concept of relaxation and breathing, and becoming increasingly aware of the benefit they are receiving from their yoga practice.

Each class is structured to make all students feel that they belong and that their voice is essential. Students will engage in self-care practices as well as build empathy and think in challenging situations.
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FanfareDancing Through the DecadesPerformanceK--12XXMusicSocial Studies/CultureWhat songs would you hear if you turned on the radio 20, 40 or even 60 years ago? Find out in this fabulous program by one of the top ten musical groups in St. Louis, as rated by The Riverfront Times. From “Jump, Jive and Wail” to the “Electric Slide,”  Kittie Moller and Fanfare get audiences of all ages singing, dancing and having fun on this musical tour through time. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!
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FIRE DOGEndangered Species ProjectPerformanceK--12XMusicScience/HealthIn this live music presentation, audiences will learn about animals like Missouri’s own Hellbender Salamander, the ever-elusive Magic Rabbit, and the beloved sea cow – Manatee. You will also hear the tragic story of the Passenger Pigeon whose plight inspired the radical legislation of the Endangered Species Act. This fun and engaging musical program gently plants the seeds of conservation, inspiring young minds to better care for our living world, because “your habitat is where you live.”
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FIRE DOGFIRE DOG RollPerformanceK--12XMusicScience/Health,
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
Social Studies/Culture
FIRE DOG engages students in an entertaining and interactive performance that shares songs and stories in creative ways.  Students take a rock and roll journey where they meet Missouri’s endangered “Hellbender” Salamander, take an airplane to the Amazon, walk with the tribe of the Peedee Peedee, celebrate the “Every Body Birthday,” and learn that “Your heart is (indeed) a muscle”!  Students learn how songs communicate ideas in creative ways while being entertained and educated during this lively performance. FIRE DOG spreads positive vibrations through songs of truth and intrigue that make people dance!
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
All That Dance!Residency2--8XXDanceScience/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
What do Jazz, Modern, West African and Hip Hop dance have in common? Your students will make the connection after spending three weeks exploring each dance style and learning about their history and music.  An optional end of the semester school performance can show all that your students have learned. Also available for after school.
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
All That Jazz!Residency2--12XDance,
Music
Science/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
With dancer/choreographer Alicia Gbaho, students explore Jazz Swing dance and the music and history associated with it. Vocabularies increase and confidence is strengthened as students learn partner dances such as the Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Jitterbug.  The program culminates in share-formances of original dances choreographed by the students working in small groups.  Requires a large space, an empty classroom or a gym.
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
Hip Hop DanceResidency2--12XXDanceScience/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
Students explore Hip hop dance and the music and history associated with it. New vocabularies are acquired and put to use as students learn basic break dance steps and recognize routines from everyday life that inspire dances.  The program culminates with students working in small groups to choreograph original dances which they perform for other classes at school. Requires a large space, an empty classroom or a gym.
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
Lifestyle Changes!Residency2--8XDance,
Movement
Science/HealthUnder the direction of dance education professional Alicia Gbaho, students will learn that dance is an art that is vital to the development of the total individual. It contributes to physical fitness, enhancing abilities such as agility, strength, endurance, and flexibility. The Lifestyle Changes! Program is introduced through three main dance modes: traditional, theatrical, and social. Students become more familiar with the fundamental components necessary for maintaining and living a healthy lifestyle by learning how the body functions. The program will aid students in gaining knowledge of healthy principles, as well as learning about the body’s natural tendency to be an active vessel.
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
West African DanceResidency2--12XDanceScience/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
Students explore dances from West Africa dance and the music, culture, and history associated with it. They acquire new vocabularies which they put to use as they perform and choreograph dances such as the Diansa and Mendianie.  The program may culminate in share-formances of original dances choreographed by the students working in small groups. Requires a large space, an empty classroom or a gym. Also available after school.
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Gbaho, Alicia/ Beyond
Measure Dance Theater
Africa to AmericaPerformanceK--12XXDanceSocial Studies/Culture,
Science/Health
Beyond Measure Dance Theater delivers a dynamic performance involving the history, culture, language and creation of three dance styles: West African, Jazz Swing and Hip Hop. Through the use of song, dance and poetry written by the creator, Alicia “Sunshine” Gbaho, students participate in an educational and interactive celebration.
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Storytelling
English/Language ArtsPre-writing and pre-reading skills are introduced to young learners through the excitement of music, movement, story and visual art. Each session, with children’s book author and illustrator Sandra Griffin, focuses on a vowel or one of the common consonants. Hearing, seeing, touching, singing, and moving to the sounds and shapes of each letter actively engages the senses and instills body memory of the alphabet. This creates a lasting impression and a natural pathway to reading and writing.
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Griffin, SandraPicture BookmakingResidency2--4XStorytelling,
Visual
English/Language ArtsThis program introduces children to the joy of writing, illustrating and reading aloud their own original stories.  A published author/illustrator of children's books, Sandra Griffin shares with students the process and rewards of creating illustrated books. Students learn how ideas can grow into stories and then published books. As children plan, write, and illustrate their own storybooks at their own pace, reluctant writers bloom and accomplished writers soar.
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Hassenstab, MargaretMindful MovementResidencyK--2XXDance,
Movement
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
Science/Health
Mindful Movement introduces students to awareness of self, space and community using creative movement and dance. The program will lead students through a series of activities that will reduce stress and anxiety, enhance focus, and explore empathy and emotions in a supportive atmosphere. The program objectives include discovering body-spatial awareness, self-expression through movement, and communicating ideas through dance. Students will examine the concepts of space, time and energy. They will use fundamental movement to explore self-space, focus, rhythm, expression, meditation, improvisation and reflection.
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Hassenstab, MargaretOn Your Toes: Exploring Story Through BalletResidencyK--2XDanceEnglish/Language Arts,
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
Science/Health
This program introduces students to the art of classical ballet. In the first half of the residency, they focus on the discipline and technique of ballet, learning proper posture and numerous ballet steps, the French words for the steps and their meaning in English. During the second half, students use the ballet movements they learned to create and perform a “ballet.” Collaborating with the classroom teacher, a story is chosen for the students to analyze, and then choreography is developed to best “dance” the story.
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Hassenstab, MargaretCreative Movement ExplorationResidency,
Workshop
PK--2XDanceScience/Health,
English/Language Arts,
Math
Creative Movement Exploration introduces students to creative concepts of dance, body-spatial awareness and expression through performance. Students will explore movement to music, while joyfully focusing their energy and stimulating their imagination. The program enhances gross motor skills while keeping an awareness of the world that surrounds us. Students will explore basic dance steps to increase balance, coordination and fitness, all while expressing feelings and ideas.
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Holzer, Elizabeth Krasnoff
Essence of PoetryResidency6--12XXMovement,
Music,
Visual,
Writing
Character Ed/Social EmotionalConsenses STL's Poetry Box Project explores poetry through a multistage arts immersion experience in which students engage in wordplay and a variety of mixed media to create both individual work, as well as complete a collective presentations that ultimately form an interactive mini-museum.

Students develop an appreciation for poets and then each hones in on a specific poem. In that setting, they unfold the inner secrets of the poem and why it speaks to them, embarking on a journey of visual, musical, movement and sculptural arts to develop their sense of metaphor, theme, word choice and wordplay, creating and interacting in a host of media.

So what is Consenses and how does it inform the creation of poetry? The Consenses Curriculum is a multidisciplinary, multimedia, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) platform that incorporates an artistic game of ‘Telephone’ as a vehicle for unity, creativity, understanding, and appreciation of differing perspectives while exploring the arts as each student develops their independent voice. The program leaves concepts of right and wrong, good and bad out of the lesson and instead focuses students’ attention on meaning, connection, creating, perspective and respect.
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Kelly, Daniel JohnPlay by Play ShakespeareWorkshop2--6XTheaterCharacter Ed/Social EmotionalStudents participate in interactive exercises designed to introduce them to Shakespeare’s poetry. They physically respond to lines of dialogue, perform scenes and play with the bard’s words; exploring word order, rhythm and emphasis. Throughout the workshop, they internalize the vitality of the language. Available for after school
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Kelly, Daniel JohnShakespeare's Story: A Midsummer Night's DreamPerformance1--8XTheaterEnglish/Language Arts,
Social Studies/Culture
Shakespeare created magnificent poetic theatre, but he started with great stories. Kings, queens, fairies, magic; many of his stories read like classic fairy tales. In this one hour session teaching artist and Shakespeare storyteller Daniel John Kelly guides his audience through the story of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We begin with a brief interactive discussion of who Shakespeare was. Then through questions, Mr. Kelly draws his audience into telling the story with him.
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Kingsland, SkyWest African Drum Orchestra and CultureWorkshop,
Residency
4--6XMusicCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
Social Studies/Culture
Students in this program learn how to play West African drums and other percussion instruments. As they sit in a drum circle each week, where the focus is on their fellow students’ work, they learn to listen. Lessons about rhythm and improvisation are interspersed with lessons about West African culture, especially teamwork and responsibility. The program may culminate in an end-of-semester performance. Since students are drumming, consideration of proximity to other classrooms is recommended. Also available for after school.
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Koziatek, JeffJuggling Jeff's Jester HistoryPerformanceK--8XTheaterCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
Social Studies/Culture
A healer? Dietitian? Social equality leader? Entertainer? That's right - we are talking about the medieval jester! A 45 min. presentation on the historical medieval jester. Includes audience interaction, volunteers, juggling, comedy and more.
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Character Ed/Social Emotional
Reading is everything!  It allows us to communicate with each other, learn new things, pass on history, be entertained, explore the world and pass notes to each other!  It also helps us to drive!  Everything you see in the show can be learned in a book!  What will you do with the special super power of reading?  Will you grow it or let it fade away?
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Koziatek, JeffMaking it Happen!PerformanceK--12XTheaterCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
What do you want to be? Jeff wanted to be an entertainer but he didn’t know how. He took a trip to the library, checked out some books and started learning. With effort, focus, perseverance and a good mentor – Jeff practiced and learned how to entertain.  He didn’t give up and is still learning today! What do you want to be? What can you accomplish with a growth mindset? This is a 1-man show that features juggling, comedy, a jump rope, a unicycle and lots of audience interaction!
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Koziatek, JeffMoney MagicPerformanceK--3XTheaterCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
Math
Jeff wants a puppy. He wants a puppy more than anything so he asks his mom if he can get one. She says, “If you’re grown up enough to earn the money, then you’re grown up enough to take care of a puppy.” With the help of a zany cast of characters, Jeff learns to WORK HARD, BE RESPONSIBLE and BE PATIENT. Throw in some juggling, a bit of magic, silly stunts, storytelling and audience participation – and you get Money Magic! A show that engages young audiences on the topic of money!
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Koziatek, JeffJuggling Jeff's Diabetes ShowPerformanceK--8XTheaterScience/Health,
Character Ed/Social Emotional
R.E. Porter visits Dr. Dave and learns about the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, what insulin is, as well as diabetes management and prevention. Lots of audience interaction and several demonstrations with audience volunteers!
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Kram, LindaWe Are The WorldResidencyPK-KXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
Students travel each week to a different country with storyteller Linda Kram. Students learn the differences and similarities between cultures as they greet each other and learn to count in another country’s language, explore its artifacts, and participate in music and art activities. Each lesson ends with a multicultural snack.
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Kramer, RickTeam Building wih World PercussionResidency4--12XMusicCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
Social Studies/Culture

This residency is a hands-on percussion experience. Participants will learn to build community and teams through the rhythms from around the world, including:

– Brazil (Samba)

– Africa (Mozambique)

– Caribbean (Calypso)

– African, Cuban, American (Namzugchir)

– Japan (Taiko)
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Kuciejczyk-Kernan, MadonnaStories of Cooperation and ConnectionResidencyK--1XStorytellingCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts,
Social Studies/Culture
Ms. Madonna weaves together storytelling, music, and role play as students travel around the world through story. Students hear and act out stories that broaden their understanding of themselves and foster peaceful relationships with one another and the larger community. Singing, playing drums, role playing and journal creation help children apply the truths of the stories at school and at home.
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Lane, MarilynCare-full StoriesResidencyPK-KXStorytellingEnglish/Language Arts,
Character Ed/Social Emotional
Young children learn to care for the people in their daily lives with children’s librarian Marilyn Lane. From Goldilocks who returns to apologize to the Three Bears, to the forest animals who snuggle with the bear to stay warm, students’ visualization skills are activated as they participate in the telling of the stories through puppets, role play and craft projects.
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Laughing MattersRead It Right NowPerformance2--4XTheaterEnglish/Language ArtsIn this energetic, interactive performance, mime, juggling and magic make literacy come alive! Letters get animated as Jay mimes the entire alphabet from A (arrow) to Z (zipper). A clever magic trick is used to introduce rhyming words, synonyms, antonyms and homophones. The show concludes with improvised stories based on nouns, verbs, and adjectives suggested by the students. Also available for after school.
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Laughing MattersTales With a Point: Fables and FairytalesPerformance1--3XStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsThe Cady duo not only bring fables and fairy tales to life in this energetic performance, they help children analyze the stories by identifying characters, settings, plots, and morals. Jay and Leslie use theatricality, humor, circus skills, and audience participation to create unique versions of four stories: The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jabberwocky, and The Three Little Pigs.
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Laughing MattersLetters, Numbers, Shapes and ColorsPerformancePK-1XXTheaterMath,
English/Language Arts
On a journey through the alphabet from A to Z, Jay and Leslie use mime, juggling, sign language, and a big bag of tricks to teach little ones basic concepts they need for kindergarten. The centerpiece of the show is "M is for Mystery" where students learn to recognize repeating patterns and complete sets in accordance with age appropriate standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Also available for after school.
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Laughing MattersSum of Our Favorite NumbersPerformanceK--6XTheaterMathLaughing Matters shows students that numbers can be fun. Stacking cups and juggling makes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division enjoyable for visual learners. A fun filled fairy tale, “The Ruler Who Measured Too Much,” is sure to entertain and inspire students to see math in a new way. Also available for after school.
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Laughing MattersJuggling the Earth's ResourcesPerformanceK--6XTheaterScience/HealthIn this fast-paced performance, juggling and diagrams bring environmental education to life. This program features a discussion of the impact of burning fuel on the ozone and global warming, a fun and interactive demonstration of the water cycle and a juggling demonstration using objects that are filling up our landfills. Students learn what we can do to fight water pollution and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Also available for after school.
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Laughing MattersProfessor I Drop, the Juggling ScientistWorkshop3--6XStorytelling,
Theater
Science/HealthJay Cady of Laughing Matters illustrates the concepts of kinetic and potential energy using bean bags, spinning plates, and other juggling equipment in this interactive classroom workshop. He also shares original poems about famous scientists and challenges students to solve a mystery by making up experiments. Also available for after school.
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Laughing MattersHow Freedom WorksPerformance3--6XXTheaterSocial Studies/CultureStudents gain a deeper understanding of American government with this lighthearted and engaging performance. Topics include gerrymandering, the Electoral College, how a bill becomes a law, and presidential order of succession.
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Leverage Dance TheaterWiley and the Hairy ManPerformancePK--6XDance,
Theater
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
This play, set deep within a southern swamp, centers around a young girl, her mother, her faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. Dance, drama and music bring to life the adventures of this plucky heroine. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon her own resources and conquers two villains - the Hairy Man and her own fear. Check out a brief video here.
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Leverage Dance TheaterMoving Through MathResidency,
Workshop,
Performance
K--4XXDanceMath,
Science/Health
This interactive lecture-demonstration is a fun and lively program using music and dance to bring elementary math and geometry to life. The performance catalyzes children’s capacity to grasp mathematical concepts by simultaneously stimulating visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning while introducing some of the fundamental elements of dance art. Classroom teachers can choose the concepts to be emphasized during a residency matching grade-level expectations and time of year to the program being taught. Also available for after school.
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Leverage Dance TheaterMoving Through MultiplicationResidency3--5XDance,
Movement
MathDesigned to help students conceptually grasp the foundation of multiplication, this program is designed to support student learning of factors and multiples, and later on, fractions. It explores how patterns lay the fundamental building blocks of music, dance, and mathematics. Students can see, hear, and feel how patterns, repeated addition, skip counting, and multiplication are all related strategies based on multiplying equal groups. The residency will lead students through learning 2s, 3s and 4s “times tables” and leaves teachers with a template to support future learning.
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Leverage Dance TheaterMoving Through SciencePerformance,
Workshop,
Residency
3--8XDanceScience/HealthStudents learn from Sir Isaac Newton and his team of dancers how scientific principles affect human movement in this performance.  As students witness The Law of Motion Dancers perform a series of leaps, turns, and lifts, they discover how scientific knowledge can be applied to accomplish seemingly impossible feats. See a sample here.
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Leverage Dance TheaterMoving Through STEMPerformanceAllXDance,
Movement
Science/Health,
Math
Designed especially for STEM nights, this program includes two 30-minute excerpts of this ensemble’s popular “Moving Through Math” and “Moving Through Science” performances. "Moving Through Math" targets grades K-2 and is an interactive lecture demonstration that introduces age-appropriate geometry, counting, adding, and more – through creative movement activities. During the 2nd half of this program, students (and parents) will be invited to join the dancers and move through activities, including learning and performing a dance based on geometry. “Moving Through Science” is geared for grades 3 – adult, and is a fun introduction to the Laws of Motion and how dancers use physics to create bigger jumps, lifts, and turns.
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Lindor, RodneyHaitian Market DancePerformanceK--12XMusic,
Dance
Social Studies/Cuture,
Character Education
Join award winning musician Rodney Lindor on a voyage to Haiti. Students will experience Rabordy, Djoumba and Contradance all set to the rhythms of the Haitian Drums. With an afternoon at a lively marketplace as the backdrop, students will explore the culture of Haiti and even have the opportunity to learn Haitian Creole vocabulary.
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Madden, KimDiscovering the World Around UsResidencyK--2XStorytellingEnglish/Language Arts,
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
Science/Health
Students will hear tales of discovery — woods and streams, creatures large and small, changing seasons, and the mysteries emerging from a variety of ecosystems.  Supported by a Missouri Master Naturalist, they will have the opportunity to experience nature in their own classroom by observing and examining flora and fauna connected to the stories. Their inference and communication skills increase as they actively participate in the stories, engage in role play, conduct interviews, create and keep journals.
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Madden, Kim"TREE"mendousResidencyK--2XStorytellingScience/HealthStoryteller and naturalist Kim Madden will introduce stories about our friends, the TREES. Students will discover the many facets of these living members of our world – and our own backwards. They will listen, participate, imagine, and predict, as Ms. Kim weaves stories; and then have opportunities to discover, discuss, view, and share items from many tree species, including leaves, nuts, fruits, bark and seed pods. They will build their tree/botanical vocabulary and increase knowledge about the importance of trees with examples of the many benefits they provide for our health, our neighborhoods, and our environment. All will share the good news: Trees work for our well-being!
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Marchini, MoacyrBrazilian PercussionWorkshop2--12XMusicSocial Studies/CultureTake an exciting getaway to Brazil! After seeing the sights in a short videotape and a demonstration on how to play Brazilian national instruments, students warm-up with theater games and play music with a South American flair. Available for after school.
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Marchini, MoacyrCarnaval! Brazilian PercussionResidency2--12XMusicSocial Studies/CultureMoacyr Marchini, a native of Brazil, invites students to experience the heartbeat of his native country. The classroom will be filled with students playing tambourines, shakers, rain sticks, cowbells and traditional Brazilian instruments such as the pandeiros, the berimbau and the surdo. Upon request, students may construct their own instruments and costumes and present a Carnaval parade as a culminating activity. Also available for after school.
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Moran, DianneAmazing Animals!Workshop,
Performance
K--8XStorytelling,
Theater
Science/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
Join veteran Zoo naturalist and living history performer Dianne Moran as she presents a fun-filled learning experience. Live animals (spiders, insects, snakes, lizards and small animals), bio facts of skins, skulls, etc. along with lots of audience participation highlight this lively nature experience. Young students explore the animal world through simple facts, observation and touch. Customized curriculum programs available by request.  A perfect addition to Missouri Day and other special activities.
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Moran, DianneAmazing Creatures!Workshop,
Performance
K--8XStorytelling,
Theater
Science/Health,
Social Studies/Culture
Join veteran zoo naturalist Dianne Moran as she engages students to join her on a journey into the wild realm of animals! Live animals, animal bio facts (skins, skulls and uniquely preserved specimens) along with lots of student participation highlight this fun and scientific experience. Live animals enhance the learning process as volunteers explore the animal world through simple classification and animal handling. A message of animal respect is woven throughout the program.
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Moran, Dianne
Natural Wonders…Earth Protectors Who Led the Way
Workshop,
Performance
4--7XStorytelling,
Theater
Science/HealthFormer St. Louis Zoo Naturalist and Great Ape Keeper Dianne Moran leads students on a journey into environmental history as she portrays either Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender Dian Fossey, or Mother of Environmentalism Rachel Carson. Stepping from character, Dianne will engage students with the importance of being Earth Caretakers and what they can do to help the animals and environments of the world. Subjects discussed will be endangered wildlife and ecosystems of the world and Missouri and how local agencies and zoos are helping.
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Moran, DianneCivil War DiaryWorkshop,
Performance
3--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
Explore the life of a woman during the Civil War with storyteller and historian Dianne Moran. What was life like during the war? Did women participate in any of the fighting? Dianne plays her mountain dulcimer, spins a few tales and shows relics from the battles. She also shares the contents of her carpetbag, which include authentic household and personal items of that time period. During a residency, students will learn the perspective of many community members as they dress as soldiers and civilians.
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Moran, DianneColonial Peasant WomanWorkshop,
Performance
2--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureColonial life in the Midwestern woodlands is resurrected as Dianne appears in period dress to tell true stories of the wilderness and village life. She answers questions including — Who were they? Why did they move here? What did they do at home? What games did the children play? Imagining themselves as early Missourians, participants will write a letter home using a quill and ink. Artifact reproductions and live animals add interest and excitement to this journey to a bygone era.
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Moran, DianneEarth Woman StoriesWorkshop,
Performance
K--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureJoin Living History presenter Dianne Moran as she leads your students back to a time when hundreds of Native Americans lived as one with nature. In the Residency, students will learn the importance of tribal storytelling, the lessons they taught and dress in Native American dress while showing the class the cultural items within the bags they carry. In the Workshop or Performance, Dianne will arrive in full deer hide dress ready to share a Native American story and dress a boy and a girl as Plains Indians who show the cultural items within their bags.
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Moran, DianneLewis and Clark's SacagaweaWorkshop,
Performance
4--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
Learn about the life of Sacagawea, the Shoshone woman who became immortalized because of her journey accompanying the Corps of Discovery in 1804-1806. Sacagawea recounts the story of her amazing life and adventures. In Shoshone dress, with articles for her survival, Dianne portrays the true story behind this colorful historical character. A live animal, so important to Sacagawea’s life, completes Dianne’s fascinating portrayal.
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Moran, DianneMissouri, Eyes to the WestWorkshop,
Performance
2--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureThe realities of the wagon train migrations to the west were exciting but filled with struggles of people searching for a better life. Lewis and Clark opened the West, but it would be another 40 years after the expedition ended before great numbers of pioneers would travel west from here in Missouri. Join Dianne as a frontier woman recalling the journeys of the Santa Fe Trail. Calamity Jane is just one of the famous people students will meet along the way.
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Moran, DianneRevolutionary War, an American ViewWorkshop,
Performance
3--5XStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureThe battlegrounds of Valley Forge, Trenton, and others stand witness to the Revolutionary War. However little is known of the battle of Ft. San Carlos, fought on May26, 1780 at Fourth and Walnut streets, right here in St. Louis. Students learn why the colonists revolted, as two–a boy and a girl - dress in period clothing and attempt to identify the strange items from their bags. Everyday life is reenacted as students visualize the problems and solutions experienced during this period in our history.
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Moran, Dianne
Voices of the American Dream: The Ellis Island Story
Workshop,
Performance
3--12XStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureWhat would cause thousands of people to give up a way of life, leaving their homelands and, sometimes, their family members behind to come to foreign shores? Students will find out with Dianne Moran by dressing in turn of the century clothing, showing personal documents to the bureaucrats and waiting as the commissioners decide their fate. To remember their experiences, students will keep a journal and complete their personal family history on a parchment family tree.
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Mtendaji, KunamaDance to the Drum, Drum to the DanceResidencyK--12XMusic,
Dance,
Storytelling
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts,
Social Studies/Culture
Join Kunama Mtendaji on an exciting journey exploring the rhythmic textures of African percussion through music and dance. This program will focus on either the folklore of the United States, or areas in West Africa, Haiti, and Cuba, and will emphasize the languages, communications, and geographical and social significance as it relates to our society. Teachers may choose to focus on either dance or music composition. Because students are drumming, this program should be placed so that it does not disturb other surrounding classes. Also available for after school.
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Mtendaji, KunamaWords from the DrumPerformanceK--12XXMusic,
Dance,
Storytelling
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts,
Social Studies/Culture
Kunama drums, sings, dances and tells stories with a vibrant energy, bringing together students of all ages.  The tales, rich in African-American folklore, come to life through audience participation in music and dance from the United States, Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean.  The program can be customized to highlight a season or a character education theme, such as respect, cooperation, or perseverance.  Available for after school.
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Norfolk, BobbyBack to the Books: Stories that Encourage ReadingPerformanceK--8XXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsExcite your students with the joy of reading!  Using high energy animation and dynamic sound effects, three-time Emmy Award winner Bobby Norfolk brings to life myths, folktales and legends! By highlighting popular library books, Bobby illustrates the power of imagination through storytelling. A deeper appreciation of literature is the core of this program. Available for after school.
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Norfolk, Bobby
The Storytelling Express: A Musical Journey Around the World!
PerformanceK--8XXStorytelling,
Music
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts,
Social Studies/Culture
Conductor Bobby Norfolk and Engineer Dave Farver will magically transport you on their express train across vast continents where you will meet mysterious characters whose adventures will entertain and enlighten you.  You’ll be amazed as Bobby brings to life diverse cultures through animated stories, while Dave plays music from far away lands to present hand-clapping, toe-tapping accompaniment. Available for after school.
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Norfolk, BobbyTales Worth Telling: Storyes of Character EducationPerformanceK--12XXStorytellingCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
Bobby puts a new spin on the age-old practice of using stories to impart universal values, such as cooperation, self-esteem, honesty, responsibility and respect in this series of tales that focus on enhancing Character Education. Available for after school.
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Norfolk, Bobby
Folktales from Around the World: Stories of Cultural Diversity
PerformanceK--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
Dynamic sound effects and Bobby’s lively, animated style highlight this presentation of tales from the Far East, Africa, Europe and America. As Bobby compares and contrasts different cultures students learn that people from around the globe are more alike than different.  Available for after school
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Norfolk, BobbyLiving History Program: Through the Eyes of York: The Lewis &
Clark Story
Performance3--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
York, William Clark's slave, was the only African-American member of the "Corps of Discovery" — the official name of the band of courageous explorers whose epic journey across our continent became immortalized as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Plains Indians called York Big Medicine.  Despite his position as slave, York earned the respect and awe of many people, and gained unofficial recognition as a full-fledged member through his heroic efforts in the Corps of Discovery. Performed in historical costume, this one-man theatrical show explores York's early life, and his struggle to be accepted as an equal on the expedition. Bobby brings to life exciting and dangerous adventures with stories of meeting the Plains Indians, hunting the grizzly bear, crossing the treacherous Bitterroot Mountains, and seeing the ocean for the first time! This is the amazing story of a man reared as a slave, treated as a free man, only to be returned to the bonds of slavery following the expedition. Also available for after school!
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Norfolk, BobbyLiving History Program: Dreams Deferred: The Poetry and Prose
of the Harlem Renaissance
Performance6--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
All aboard! Jump on the "A" train to celebrate the African-American art, music, and poetry exploding out of Harlem in the early 20th century. During this artistic journey, we will make stops for poetry, prose, vignettes and toe-tapping music! Bobby uses musical classics such as Nat King Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, and W. C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” to bring Langston Hughes’s humorous and often outrageous “Simple” tales to life. Hughes was nicknamed “The Poet Laureate of Harlem.” He was among the first to give voice to the African-American experience, cementing his most famous fictional character Jesse B. Simple as one of literature’s greatest treasures.
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Norfolk, Bobby
Living History Program: Scott Joplin: The Ragtime King
Performance6--12XXStorytelling,
Music
Social Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
The music of Scott Joplin influenced a whole generation! Explore the life and music of an American original. This exciting and engaging program combines storytelling, live music and audience participation and traces Joplin’s path from an inauspicious beginning in Texarkana,Texas to the grand salons of the cultural capitals of the world. While living in St. Louis, Joplin was inspired by the waterfalls cascading on Art Hill in Forest Park, and composed The Cascades for the World’s Fair in St. Louis. Join Bobby and a special guest pianist as they present many ragtime classics such as The Maple Leaf Rag, Easy Winners and The Entertainer. Also participate in a fun demonstration of the cakewalk, one of the most popular dances of the day. Also available for after school!
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Norfolk, BobbyLiving History Program: Tales of the Underground Railroad: The
Story of Henry "Box" Brown"
Performance3--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureJourney back to the historical era of the Underground Railroad in this theatrical reenactment of one man’s struggle for emancipation. Henry “Box” Brown was born into slavery in Virginia in 1816. After his wife and children were taken from him and sold, he had himself sealed in a small wooden box and shipped to friends and freedom. He later traveled the northern states speaking against slavery, but eventually was forced to flee to Great Britain because of the Fugitive Slave Law. His narrative was published in 1849 to raise funds so that Brown could purchase freedom for his wife and children. Also available for after school
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Norfolk, BobbyLiving History Program: Shadowball: The Negro Baseball LeaguesPerformanceK--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/CultureBobby Norfolk’s latest living history performance takes us on a fascinating journey through the heyday of the Negro Baseball Leagues, a time when this country was segregated by Jim Crow laws, and America’s “National Pastime” wore two faces, the whites-only Major Leagues and the upstart Negro National League. In this powerful and riveting performance, Bobby brings to life an important but sometimes forgotten era in baseball history, telling passionate, humorous, and often unbelievable stories of exploits both on and off the field, focusing on the St. Louis Stars own James “Cool Papa” Bell, and the Kansas City Monarch’s Leroy “Satchel” Paige. Bobby invites his audience to experience the harsh discrimination, adversity, and eventual Hall of Fame triumph for some of these players. Also available for after school
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Norfolk, BobbyRhythms, Rhymes & RapsPerformanceK--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
Character Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
Kids discover the music of poetry through a rollicking multi-cultural tour of raps and traditional verse. Bobby turns traditional tales, such as “Little Red Riding Hood” or “The Three Billy’s Goat’s Gruff,” into finger-snapping, toe-tapping verse. He transforms selections from his favorite authors into comical and creative raps, and fills them all with zany vocal effects, lively animation, and tons of humor. Bobby makes poetry exciting and fun for children of all ages. In addition, Bobby, a published children’s author with five Parents Choice Gold award-winning books & CD’s, brings to life excerpts from his own work. This is your opportunity to bring in your own real life author! Bobby can also adapt this program and bring to life Harlem Renaissance’s greats such as Langston Hughes. Perfect for Young Authors Conferences, Black History Month or Reading Week!
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Norfolk, BobbyStories to Celebrate Special ThemesPerformanceK--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
Throughout the school year, there are many thematic events for students to learn timely lessons. Bobby has an array of stories to help celebrate these special events in your classroom. For the first semester, he has scary and not too scary stories for Halloween. Second semester, holiday and religious stories for Kwanzaa and Christmas. Bobby also has programs for Black History Month, National Reading & Literacy Week, Red Ribbon Week, Say No to Bullies Day and Earth Day just to name a few.  He can also adapt a program to fit your theme. Also available for after school.
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Norfolk, BobbyVoice of the Past: Famous People of MissouriPerformance3--12XXStorytellingSocial Studies/Culture,
English/Language Arts
Experience the drama, humor and excitement of the fascinating people and historical events of early St. Louis & Missouri. This program will highlight the Great Fire and Cholera Epidemic of the 1800’s, myths and facts of slavery in St. Louis and the various ethnic groups that shaped some of our neighborhoods. Bobby will also bring to life the historic riverfront and the role St. Louis played as “The Gateway to the West.” Also available for after school.
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Norfolk, SherryThe Moral of the StoryPerformancePK--KXXStorytellingCharacter Ed/Social Emotional,
English/Language Arts
Research tells us that the BEST way for young children to learn how to treat others is through stories that help them develop empathy and understanding. These fun-filled stories do just that without a single moment of preaching or didactic-ism!
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Norfolk, SherryBe an Instant StorytellerWorkshop3--12XXStorytelling,
Writing
English/Language ArtsIn this workshop, the dynamic Sherry Norfolk will immerse students in the artistic process of storytelling. They hear stories, create their own tales and then immediately tell the new story to a classmate. This is an excellent way to kick off a creative writing unit or improve oral language skills.
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Norfolk, SherryDown on the FarmPerformancePK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsOld MacDonald is joined by a host of critters and characters who make the barnyard the happening place to be!
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Norfolk, SherryFrolicking FrogsPerformancePK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsHappy, hoppy stories of frogs from around the globe.
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Norfolk, SherryHear It! Tell It! Learn It!Workshop,
Residency
K--12XXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsListening, speaking, reading and writing are the cornerstones of literacy and all four are combined in this action-packed residency. Students will hear stories and then become storytellers themselves…repeating the stories in large groups, small groups and individually. Putting their knowledge of story structure to work, students will use their phonemic skills to spell out sound effects and recognize vocabulary. Small groups will work together to create storyboards and perform stories in a classroom Storytelling Festival on the final day of the residency.
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Norfolk, SherryI Can't Sleep!PerformancePK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsWhen we have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep, it’s comforting to know that others share the same problems!
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Norfolk, SherryI Read It In a BookPerformancePK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsEach of these stories brings a favorite picture book to life, helping children make the important connection between stories and the printed word.
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Norfolk, SherryMusic! Music! Music!PerformancePK--KXXStorytelling,
Music
English/Language ArtsMelody, rhythm and dance provide the motif for these stories! Kids will be dancing, singing, clapping and tapping along!
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Norfolk, SherryRe-tell Me a StoryResidency,
Workshop
PK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsIn each thirty minute residency session, children will hear and actively participate in a variety of curriculum-themed stories that strengthen their listening skills and stretch their attention spans – AND within each session, children will dramatize and re-tell several Mother Goose rhymes, nursery stories and folktales using simple puppets, props, and masks. In the workshop, students will listen to, learn and re-tell rhymes and stories, employing multiple intelligences to learn sequence, story elements, and vocabulary.
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Norfolk, SherrySpiders 'n' Bugs 'n' ButterfliesPerformancePK--KXXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsCreeping, crawling, fuzzy, flying insects fill these interactive stories with wiggles and giggles!
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Norfolk, SherryTellin' TalesWorkshopK--2XXStorytellingEnglish/Language ArtsThis fast-paced, participatory workshop involves verbal and physical response, singing, dancing and problem solving. Children learn and re-tell a folktale in their own words, enhancing oral language, sequencing and conceptualization skills.
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Norfolk, SherryThe Three Little What-zits and the Big Bad Who-zitResidencyPK--5XXStorytelling,
Theater
English/Language ArtsIn this residency, Sherry Norfolk will perform a fractured version of “The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf,” then explore the pattern of fracturing stories with students. Students will research a particular state, continent, habitat or region to choose their own prey and predators as well as indigenous building materials, then outline and tell the resulting story. Sherry will then lead students in interactive exercises to develop body language, movement, and character voices to perform their stories. An optional, fun and engaging post-residency extension includes providing every student with the materials and support resources to help them make their own  “Three Little What-zits and the Big Bad Who-zit” puppets and props which can be done in class or at home as a parent/child activity.