|School Board Meeting|
Agenda Item #9
Kravis Center For The Performing Arts-Community Partner
The Kravis Center For The Performing Arts is celebrating 20 years of artistic excellence and commitment to the community. Throughout the years, the Kravis has remained steadfast in its dedication to arts education for the students of Palm Beach County. Due to the generosity of the Kravis Center our students and teachers have been involved in and experienced the outstanding performing arts programs listed below.
A.C.E INSTITUTE (ARTS CAN EMPOWER) - PEW Public Education Fund
The A.C.E. Institute is an intensive summer and afterschool enrichment program for economically disadvantaged students in grades 6-8 enrolled at Conniston Community Middle School. This program offers participating students the opportunity to work with professional teaching artists to learn new skills in the areas of theatrical design and production and arts forms such as spoken word poetry, dance percussion, theatre, video production and graphic design.
Sponsored by Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund
ADMISSION WAIVER PROGRAM
Assures that no student will be denied admission to a S*T*A*R Series performance due to economic need. Students who are enrolled on the Palm Beach County Free or Reduced Lunch Program receive and admission waiver.
ALAN LEBOW AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Created in honor of the late Alan Lebow, the Award for Excellence in Shakespearean Performance is presented by Kids' Dreams to students of Title One High Schools. Top student performances from eight high schools were selected at a reception hosted by the Kravis Center on January 19, 2012. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges prior to The Classical Theatre Project's production of Twelfth Night in the Kravis Center's Persson Hall. In addition to cash awards, the winners were invited to perform their Shakespearean selections at the reception and receive tickets to see Twelfth Night.
Nineteen full scholarships (worth $550) were given to Palm Beach County School students. Teachers nominate students based on students' interests, grades, citizenship and economic need for Kravis Center's ArtsCamp. This innovative summer camp adventure offers an intensive performing arts approach that focuses on dramatic composition and performance for student's ages 9 through 11. Campers explore acting, dance, technical theatre and vocal music, which will culminate in an original showcase performance. For campers with a keen interest in the performing arts, this curriculum provides an opportunity to expand their skills and learn new technical and performance skills.
This program gives high school students who have a strong interest in the performing arts (along with an economic need) greater insight into their particular discipline by attending dinner discussions with special guest speakers and personally meeting distinguished artists who perform on the Kravis Center's stages. Big Time Restaurant Group generously donates a full dining experience for the students, while the Myron and Natalie Stone Ticketing Fund provides students tickets to performances.
BUSSING AND TRANSPORTATION
The Kravis Center pays for bussing for Palm Beach County public schools (once funding for field trip is no longer available through the district). Kravis Center provides charter bussing for all Belle Glade/Pahokee schools.
BEYOND THE STAGE
Beyond the Stage is designed to enhance the entire experience of visiting the Kravis Center. Including pre and post-performance discussions and musical presentations, Beyond the Stage activities complement the main attraction at select performances and are free to ticket holders. Discussions begin one hour and 15 minutes prior to the show. Pre-performance discussions are held in the Picower Foundation Arts Education center; post performance discussions are held in the performance venue and musical presentations by local artists are held in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby and throughout the premises.
Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker
BROADWAY LEAGUE FAMILY FIRST NIGHTS® ON THE ROAD
The Kravis Center was awarded a two-year grant from The Broadway League to enable economically disadvantaged students from the afterschool program at Conniston Community Middle School along with their families to attend three Broadway touring performances last season and this season. Under the auspices of The Broadway League's Family First Nights® program, a nationwide initiative specifically designed to encourage at-risk families to attend theatre on a regular basis, the participating families will take part in pre-performance discussions about each musical and a post-performance question and- answer session with members of the cast.
Kravis-on-the-Road is taking arts education programming into the classroom and into the lives of many students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre. The array of top quality performances brings stories to life, celebrates diverse cultures of the world and addresses character education.
BROADWAY LEAGUE EDUCATION GRANT
Under the instruction of the Drama and Music Directors at Santaluces High School - and with the support of Broadway veterans Jacqueline Bayne Gillman (South Pacific, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Ragtime) and Jason Gillman (Legally Blonde The Musical, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie) - 30 musical theatre students will create and produce an original musical theatre showcase exploring the themes of poverty and oppression in LES MISÉRABLES.
KRAVIS ON BROADWAY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Cast members from Professional Broadway tours will lead a variety of hands-on, participatory workshops for high school and college students.
Visiting artists participating in Master Classes may choose to lecture, provide demonstrations, field a question-and-answer session, lead a rehearsal or any combination of methods aimed at humanizing the artist and the art form.
PLEASANT CITY ARTS EDUCATION IMMERSION PROGRAM
The Pleasant City Arts Education Immersion Program provides comprehensive arts education for school-children, Kindergarten through grade 5, attending Pleasant City Community Elementary School, Northboro Elementary School or afterschool programs at the school site or community based afterschool sites. Activities include Kravis-on-the-Road professional performances at the school sites, live performance experiences at the Kravis Center supported with study guide materials, interactive performing arts workshops, professional development opportunities for classroom teachers and the opportunity for students to participate in the Artist Residency project which will engage a risk youth in the various disciplines of the performing and visual arts.
Sponsored by JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Palm Beach County School District are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The partnership team hosted 10 free Professional Development teacher workshops to integrate the elements of the arts into the classroom, which deepens students' knowledge and understanding across the curriculum. The teachers received 6 in-service points for their participation in a 3-hour workshop.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Demonstration Teaching Through The Arts
The Kravis Center hosted two Kennedy Center teaching artists to provided demonstration teaching services for classroom teachers at Heritage Elementary, Palmetto Elementary and Belvedere Elementary. The artists demonstrated how integrating drama helps students apply and expand their knowledge and understanding of language arts.
Saturday, April 21 at 7 pm in the Helen K. Persson Hall
A lively evening of student-produced dance, music and theatre performances featuring the most talented young artists from our Palm Beach County high school and college community.
*Auditions for Stage Awakenings will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG MUSICIANS
Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in Dreyfoos Hall
In partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Music Educators' Association and the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc. Crossing the threshold from practice to performance is every performer's dream. The Kravis Center's annual Spotlight on Young Musicians turns that dream into reality for hundreds of talented local student musicians.
Sponsored by The Meshberg Family in loving memory of Julia Meshberg