The Rhythm Connection Workshop
In this workshop, students will explore making different rhythms and beats through body percussion, bucket drumming, and percussion on various everyday found objects. Participants will connect to their inner musician and mover, and explore both individual and group work. The will learn how to be "in time" with the beat, and understand the value of collaboration with, and listening to, each other. The workshop is divided into 4 parts: an introduction to body percussion, a bucket drumming circle, a "junkyard items" orchestra--in which students will practice playing found objects such as plastic bags, metal spoons, pots, pans, tin cans, and broomsticks--and finally, a drumming combination on buckets with music. The workshop doesn't require any previous knowledge or experience in the field!
Available as a post-performance workshop, a stand-alone workshop, or an in-depth 5-session residency featuring more exploration of improvisation.
Participant Limit: 25
Curriculum Connection: Dance, Music, S.T.E.A.M. (engineering)
Post-Performance Workshop with (1 artist): $150
Stand-alone Workshop (1 artist): $250
Residencies: $180/session. Minimum of 5 sessions with a culminating student performance or 3 sessions without a culminating student performance.
Travel fee: $100/day