2016-2017 Art Smart Season

 

Our school-time performances support the Department of Education's Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts by motivating students and teachers to go beyond the walls of the classroom for meaningful arts experiences.

 

 

Direct from Spain!

 

DOT

From Maduixa Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 AM

Friday, October 28 at 10:30 AM

 

Laia takes great care to erase any stains that appear on her big white wall but she could never imagine what would happen when Dot arrives! With a little bit of magic and a lot of imagination, Dot and Laia begin a journey across music and colors, turning a simple wall into the perfect setting to make their dreams come true.

 

DOT is a uniquely engaging performance in which dance, theatre, music, new technologies, and the inspiration of American artist Sol LeWitt combine to create a magical puzzle where everything is possible and a giant white wall is transformed into a world full of colors.

 

"A dynamic spectacle of mime, dance, and visual poetry.” - Cultura Enguada

“Genuine and beautiful.” - El Correo de Sevilla

 

Grade Level: Pre-K - 3

Running Time: 50 minutes

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Music, Creativity, Imagination, Visual Arts, New Technology.

 

A study guide is not available for this presentation.

 

 

 

Direct from Russia!

 

THE NUTCRACKER

From The State Ballet Theatre of Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 AM

Friday, December 16 at 10:30 AM

 

The Nutcracker, a perennial holiday favorite, is an enchanting adventure through a little girl’s fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers, and an army of mice.  Be transported by this stunning full-scale production, with Tchaikovsky's wondrous score, choreography by world-renowned Marius Petipa and The Mariinsky’s Vasily Vainonen, and 40 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars in glorious costumes.

 

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia (from the city of Voronezh), founded by the legendary Bolshoi Theatre Ballet principal dancer, Maya Plisetskaya, is now directed by the award-winning Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin. 

 

”Full of enchantment!” – The New York Times

“Effortless precision.”  - Palm Beach Daily News

 

Grade Level:  Pre-K - 5

Running Time: 60 minutes

Curriculum Connections:  Ballet & Ethnic Dance Forms, Visual & Performing Arts, Imagination, Storytelling, Music

 

Click here for the Study Guide

 

 

TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON

From Vital Theatre Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 6 at at 10:30 AM

Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 AM

Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 AM

 

Book by Katharine Holabird and Cara Lustik      Book and Lyrics by Matthew Hardy          

Music by Randy Klein

Twinkle, Pippa, and Lulu have always wanted a pet and are thrilled when Fairy Godmother grants their wish. While Pippa and Lulu get cute little pets, a naughty pet dragon named Scruffy is NOT what Twinkle had in mind! Can Twinkle tame her dragon in time for Fairy Pet Day?

 

Twinkle Tames A Dragon, from the award-winning Vital Theatre Company, is a charming new musical based on the book of the same title by best-selling author Katharine Holabird, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.

 

"One of 10 Kid-Friendly Shows to See in NYC." -  MommyNearest.com
"For all those who love fairies, friendship, dragons, and fun!" - CultureCraver.com

 

Grade Level: Pre-K - 3

Running Time: 60 minutes

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Dance, Music, Storytelling

 

Click here for the Study Guide

 

 

Winner of Chalmer's Canadian Play Award!

MORGAN'S JOURNEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, May 11 at 10:30 AM

Friday, May 12 at 10:30 AM

 

From the moment of his birth, we follow Morgan the Clown on a journey of discovery. We delight in the birthday presents he receives, especially a wise sock puppet who becomes his companion.

 

In a captivating exploration of the joys and challenges of childhood, with active audience participation, Morgan learns a valuable and moving lesson about love and the true meaning of friendship.

 

Morgan’s Journey has delighted children and their families around the world for nearly three decades. 

 

 “Every inch a delight! The play has everything: Mime, movement, magic, and more! - Lethbridge Herald

“A perfect gift of a show!” – The Scotsman

 

Grade Level: Pre-K through 3

Running Time: 60 minutes

Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Puppetry, Music, Mime, Friendship, Sharing

 

Click here for the Study Guide

 

 

Reserve tickets for your class today - We sell out quickly!

 

 

Tickets are just $8! One free teacher ticket and one free special needs paraprofessional/aide ticket per class. Ask us about our Title 1 school discounts.

 

Click here for order form. Order forms can be emailed to Kenneth.Naanep@kbcc.cuny.edu or faxed to 718-368-6885.

 

You can also call 718-368-6686 and let us know your:

  • School name, number of classes, grade level(s), and any special needs.
  • Group leader's name, email, school phone, cell phone, and fax number.
  • Show titles with 1st and 2nd date choices.
  • Total number of tickets (students and adults).
  • Total number of teachers and paraprofessionals.
  • Estimated number of buses.

 

Policy:

  • We accept teacher or school checks, credit cards, and cash.
  • Payments also can be processed through the D.O.E. Our vendor number is 113022873.
  • Your reservation is confirmed once you receive an invoice from us.
  • Click Here to Download Our Sole Vendor Letter

 

ALL SHOWS START AT 10:30 AM. Bus drop-off is at 10:00 AM.

 

For more information and reservations, please contact Kenneth Naanep, Company Manager.

Tel: (718) 368-6686

Fax: (718) 368-6885

Email: Kenneth.Naanep@kbcc.cuny.edu

 

On Stage at Kingsborough's Art Smart program is made possible, in part, by public funds

from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs.