Rhythm Delivered: Audible Dance, Visual Music
A fun, funny, and high energy blend of tap dance, body percussion, and drumming on and with various drums, found objects, and invented instruments. This show is an intersection of genres, presenting “audible dance” and “visual music.” Students will enjoy following the antics of a group of friends as they discover objects in cardboard boxes and creatively turn each one into a musical or rhythmic device.
Remote Adaptation: In a live, interactive performance, ensemble leader Noa Barankin explores a box full of household objects, which she transforms into musical instruments. Focusing on rythmn, she intersperses live dance with video clips of the full ensemble performing with the same objects. Students at home are invited to play along with rhythms using "instruments" they can find in their own kitchens. Beyond music and dance, this program models resourcefulness and creativity.
Program available in person, or live online.
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: S.T.E.A.M. (engineering), dance, music and theater.
Single Performance: $950
Additional Performances: $760
Travel: $100 per day
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts
Remote (Live Online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. The Zoom host needs to set up a poll, feel free to reach out to AFLMA if there are any questions about setup: Poll Question: "What do you think is in the next box?"Answers should be: a) tin cans, b) an egg carton, c) a banana, d) plastic pipes, e) more drumsticks! Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.
- 4 reserved parking spaces
- 1 microphone (for the introduction and Q&A)
- Speakers/speaker system which can be connected to our laptop (aux cable or Bluetooth) for playing music (music needs to be loud enough so that we can hear it while drumming)
- An outlet on either the left or the right side of the performance space
- Any help from staff to unload the car and carry equipment to the performance space would be appreciated!
- At least 12-13 feet wide and 10-12 feet deep
- Surface that can be used for tap dance, ideally wood or Marley/PVC flooring (not marble, concrete, grass, dirt, pavement or gravel)
- Performance area shaded, leveled, and clear of debris.
Arrival before the first performance: 1 hour at least
Strike time: 20-30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 20 minutes at least.
Please introduce the artists as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.