KIDD'S CORNER SPONSORED BY
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
10:00AM Washboard Willy
11:00AM Kids’ Orchestra
11:30AM BRPD Bike Safety
12:00PM Washboard Willy
12:40PM Dufrocq School’s Dance Troupe
1:30PM Dave Hinson’s Bands
2:00PM Theatre Workshop by Vernon Wheeler
3:00PM Forest Heights Dance Troupe
3:15PM Episcopal High School Dance Ensemble
4:00PM Drum Circle with Ryan Murray
4:30PM Mrs. Dorothy & Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
12:00PM Play time with Playmakers of BR
1:00PM Theatre Baton Rouge- Young Actors Program
1:30PM St. Aloysius Select Singers
2:00PM Theatre Workshop by Vernon Wheeler
3:00PM The Dunham School - Band
3:30PM Washboard Willy
4:00PM Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre Fairytale Fashion Show
4:30PM ArtStars and Rougettes
5:00PM Washboard Willy
All Star Arts Academy
ArtStars is a group of youth who accepted the challenge to be fit, while using dance as a means of exercise & physical activity. These youths encouraged their families to join them in their efforts to make healthy strides and a program that started out petitioning youth, evolved into a family oriented program along the lines of a Mommy & Me. ArtStars & Rougettes (moms) presents "Uptown Funk" & "Can't Stop the Feeling".
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
About Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre: Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre (BRBT) is a nonprofit organization that promotes the advancement of classical and contemporary dance by maintaining a performing company, presenting a quality season and providing both dance education and community outreach. Since 1960, BRBT has nurtured and trained hundreds of award-winning local dancers and choreographers while continuing to bring world-class professional artists to the Baton Rouge stage and quality dance programming into the community.
About the presentation: "The cast of Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre's Rapunzel: A Storybook Ballet will provide a "sneak peek" of this brand new production, premiering April 7 & 8, with a Fairytale Fashion Show by BRBT Company dancers and a step team performance by Baton Rouge Magnet High School's Beta Nu Sigma dancers as "Gypsies from the Land of Steppe". Dancers will then be available for a meet and greet and photo opportunity."
Episcopal High School Dance Ensemble
Episcopal's Dance Ensemble is a group of advanced dancers that are very excited to join the Ebb and Flow Festival this year. They are performing "Here to Stay" by Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band. This piece is a celebration of the spirit and tenacity of Louisiana.
*Photo credit Vito Cheong
FOREST HEIGHTS ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE – DANCE ENSEMBLE
The Forest Heights Academy of Excellence 4th grade dance ensemble, under the direction of Helen Foster Brown, is a part of the Forest Heights Academy of Excellence Visual and Performing Arts Group. They will be performing a dance piece which focuses on how the Mississippi River and prayer allows for Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas to flourish even through the toughest times.
Vernon R. Wheeler
Theatre Workshop – Moving with Large Objects!
Ages 9 and up
If only you and a large object were on stage, and the audience was watching you, what would you do? Turn an actors nightmare into loads of creativity! Spend 30 minutes with a national theatre movement teacher increasing awareness of your body and how it moves. Learn how to explore an object through movement – alone or with a partner – to create a brief scene! Dare to share your scene with the public at the end of each workshop…!
Vernon R. Wheeler is the first American to graduate from the Shchukin Institute of the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow, Russia, with a Master’s Degree. He is a university level instructor of stage movement, a certified fight choreographer, and an international actor on the stage and screen. He has taught at the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre School, Moscow, Russia. He has been a guest instructor at Wayne State University, Foley University, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, and the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. He is currently teaching movement in the Theatre Department at Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Nebraska, which hosts the national Great Plains Theatre Conference and Festival. As a performer, Vernon has appeared in New York and Nebraska in new works created by David Neumann, Jeanette Plourde, and Ann Marie Costa. Over the past decade, he has appeared in numerous independent films and commercials, as well as choreographed fight and movement for stage and film.
Playmakers of Baton Rouge
Bring your young actors and join Playmakers teaching artists for an hour of creative play!
Bukulele is Dave Hinson's ukulele band from the Talented Music Program at Buchanan and Brownfields Elementary Schools. Soulful strumming guaranteed.
The Dufrocq School – Dancing Troupe
The Dufrocq School’s Dancing Troupe consists of students who attend The Dufrocq Magnet and Montessori School. These multitalented students possess a strong personal interest in performing arts. They will be performing songs from Broadway play, The Lion King.
Theatre Baton Rouge
Members of the Theatre Baton Rouge Young Actors Program will perform selections from their recent spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie.
Mrs. Dorothy & Her Traveling Shaky Egg Band
Kids' Orchestra seeks to inspire social change and unite k-5th grade students through music. Students are provided with high quality music instruction and instrumental lessons from professional musicians of the greater Baton Rouge area. Kids' Orchestra students from select instrument classes, honors string orchestra, and honors wind ensemble will perform repertoire from their performances in the upcoming Spring Neighborhood Concert Series.
BRPD Bike Safety
St. Aloysius School – Select Singers
The St. Aloysius School Select Singers is an audition only ensemble consisting of students from St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The ensemble offers the opportunity to participate in a vocal music program dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music through a variety of performance opportunities: from traditional choral music to musical theater.
The Dunham School - Band
The hub of activities and entertainment specifically for our younger festivalgoers. The Kidd’s Corner, sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, will be overflowing with performances and activities by LSU Museum of Art, Playmakers of Baton Rouge and more.