Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A Journey for the Young at Art At Saddleback College

Posted by CotoBlogzz 06-02-2010 1:00 PM

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Performing Arts is  announcing a new hands-on art experience as part of the Passport to the Arts summer series at Saddleback College .  Children will be able to enter into the world of puppetry, a rhythm workshop and spinning tops before they are entertained by the actual show.  Dru Maurer with the City of Mission Viejo Library Services – Cultural Services will instruct the art classes along with the help of her Cultural Arts Committee.

Saddleback College ’s Passport to the Arts:     A Journey for the Young at Art takes place in the Studio Theatre. Children of all ages can get their very own passport and travel on a path to discover the world of performing arts!  All children attending the series will receive a souvenir passport and a personal sticker from each performance. 

On Friday, July 9th there will be two separate performances; one at 10:45 a.m. and one at 11:45 am.Hands-on Activity:  Many western countries view puppetry as a form of entertainment which depicts humorous stories.  But in several Asian continents, shadow puppetry is the earliest form of storytelling depicting culture and history.  Families will create simple shadow puppets prior to the performance.
Shadows of Bali
This unique puppet show brings the island of Bali to life through an intimate, interactive and improvised performance of the ancient act of Wayang Kulit (Balinese Shadow Play).

On Friday, July 16th there will be two separate performances; one at 10:45 a.m. and one at 11:45 am. Hands-on Activity:  Rhythm, Shaker and Rattle Workshop. Families will create their own rhythmic instruments from found objects prior to the performance.
Marcus Miller and his Rhythms from Around the World
Young audiences will experience their “inner rhythm” through world drumming.  Drummer Marcus Miller brings to life music and cultures through the beat of African rhythms.

On Friday, July 23rd there will be two separate performances; one at 10:45 a.m. and one at 11:45 am. Hands-on Activity:  Spinning tops have been early childhood toys for centuries.  Families will create a toy spinning top from recycled material prior to the performance. 
Jumbo Shrimp Circus Variety Show
This energetic clown troupe performs many circus acts including juggling, plate spinning and other unusual circus numbers.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4 Tuesday-Friday) or online Ticket prices are $8 per person general and $20 for all 3 shows.
The Passport to the Arts:  A Journey for the Young at Art is sponsored, in part, by the Angels for the Arts, the City of Mission Viejo and the City of Laguna Niguel .
Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo , just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit.  Free parking is available in Lot 12.  Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the third left to “ Theatre Circle ,” turning right into Lot 12.
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