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HIP HOP & POETRY: 6th-12th Grade

$149

with DEVARIAN NORRIS

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! Payment Plans are also available at check out.

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:               6th-12th Grade

Duration:       45 minutes

Frequency:     2 days per week

Schedule:       Mondays at 4:00p p.m. EST and Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. EST (Sept 28 - Nov 16, 2020) 

Size:              30 maximum

Materials provided? Yes (see below)

Description: 2020 is the year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. A year celebrating African American innovation and creativity. One of the greatest examples of innovation and creativity of black culture, is Hip Hop. This course will focus on the history and techniques of Hip Hop dance and culture.

Students will undergo an exploration of Langston Hughes poetry and poetry of the Harlem Renaissance Era. Through these explorations, artists will develop original poetry for showcasing.

Students will participate in both artistic disciplines and will be highlighted in both disciplines OR in the discpline they feel strongest.

Students who exhibit superb virtual attendance and dedication to the work will be invited to participate in a Short Film Culminating Production. Students who are local residents will receive a scheduled film day in November so that we can have a professional recording in costuming of the work the students build over the course of the session at Karamu House under social distancing restrictions. 

You will receive orientation information upon sign up to ask questions and receive film details.

 

 

Materials Included: Each student will receive a supply kit via USPS mail, which includes writing utensils, highlighter, notebook and guide.

About the Instructor: Patrick Warner, Poet

Pat.W is a musician, actor, poet from Cleveland, Ohio. Born and raised in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood,  Pat.W is fearless and unapologetic when it comes to expressing himself through multiple mediums of art such as poetry, music, acting, etc. With this, Pat is a two-time member of the One mic open Cleveland youth poetry slam team (2015-2016) competing in the international poetry slam competition Brave new voices. He has performed at events and venues like Earthfest, Tri-c’s Hip Hop Homecoming, Grog Shop, Symposium, Our Voices: Democracy RE:visited, and Temple of Passions. He has since released multiple songs on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.. He has acted in plays such as Tri-C’s Andy and Me, Karamu’s Stokes: Believe in Cleveland as the young Carl Stokes, and is currently a student in the level II class at Karamu. A graduate of Shaker Heights High and Cuyahoga Community College in the recording arts and technology program, and a former artist mentor/performer for the hip hop organization Refresh collective. Pat.W continues to evolve and blaze his trail in the Cleveland scene. 

 

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DANCE & VOCAL MUSIC 6th-12th Grade

$149

with REGINALD BOWENS

Calendar Sep 29, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! Payment Plans are also available at check out.

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:               6th-12th Grade

Duration:       45 minutes

Frequency:     2 day per week

Schedule:       Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. EST (Sept. 29 - Nov 17, 2020)

Size:              30 maximum

Materials provided? Yes. Students will need internet access, device for music playback, and an open space are required for this course. Students will receive journal, writing utensils and welcoming kit.

Description: Karamu Arts Academy’s Dance course trains in lyrical movement infusing jazz, ballet and modern dance to convey stories through movement. 

2020 is the year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. A year celebrating African American innovation and creativity. In this course artists will work on an acapella jazz, medley under vocal instruction.

Students will participate in both artistic disciplines and will be highlighted in both disciplines OR in the discpline they feel strongest.

Students who exhibit superb virtual attendance and dedication to the work will be invited to participate in a Short Film Culminating Production. Students who are local residents will receive a scheduled film day in November so that we can have a professional recording in costuming of the work the students build over the course of the session at Karamu House under social distancing restrictions. 

You will receive orientation information upon sign up to ask questions and receive film details.

 

 

About the Intructor: REGINALD BOWENS, Vocal Instructor

Cleveland native Reginald Bowens’ gifted art has wrought him an exceptional background over the years, working with accomplished artists, such as Bobby McFerrin, and Smokie Robinson, to name a few. After completion of his undergraduate degree program at Howard University, he appeared on season three of NBC’s hit a cappella television show “The Sing-Off” as a contestant, arranger, and music director with Afro Blue. This experience led him to found his A Cappella Camp in 2013 (www.theacappellacamp.com), which appeared on Fox 8 News’ Kickin’ It With Kenny.  Mr. Reggie is an accomplished arranger in the a cappella and jazz communities, and his arrangements and performances have brought him recognition in DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards over the years. He is an instructor of jazz voice at Cleveland State University, developing an inaugural course of study in the School of Music.

About the Intructor: DIJON KIRKLAND, dance instructor

Dijon Kirkland started dancing at 12 with her church dance ministry. Uponher pastor's wife's urging, her mom put her in ballet classes and she then went on to train in other styles. Dijon auditioned for Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, DC) where she furthered her training. After graduation, Dijon went on to pursue a B. A. In Dance with a concentration in modern dance from Point Park University. Dijon has danced with the Cleveland Cavaliers and other notable companies.

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DRAMA and HIP HOP 3rd-5th Grade

$149

with DARNELL WEAVER

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! Payment Plans are also available at check out.

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:               3rd-5th Grade Students

Duration:       45 minutes

Frequency:     2 per week

Schedule:       Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. EST (Sept 30 - Nov 18, 2020) 

Size:               30 maximum

Materials provided? Yes (see below)

Description: 2020 is the year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. A year celebrating African American innovation and creativity. Young artists will work with scenes and choreo-poems written by Langston Hughes to develop acting techniques and explore current cultural connections in the material.

Hip Hop artist and scream team dancer, Devarian Norris, will teach students an introduction to Hip Hop. History and technique will be explored to bring to life the words of Langston Hughes.

Students will participate in both artistic disciplines and will be highlighted in both disciplines OR in the discpline they feel strongest.

Students who exhibit superb virtual attendance and dedication to the work will be invited to participate in a Short Film Culminating Production. Students who are local residents will receive a scheduled film day in November so that we can have a professional recording in costuming of the work the students build over the course of the session at Karamu House under social distancing restrictions. 

You will receive orientation information upon sign up to ask questions and receive film details.

 

Materials Included: Each student will receive a supply kit via USPS mail, which includes writing utensils, highlighter, notebook and guide.

 

DRAMA: SCENE EXPLORATION 6th-12th Grade

$149

with DARNELL WEAVER

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! Payment Plans are also available at check out.

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:               6th-12th Grade Students

Duration:       45 minutes

Frequency:     1 per week

Schedule:       Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. EST (Sept 30 - Nov 18, 2020) 

Size:               25 maximum

Materials provided? Yes (see below)

Description: 2020 is the year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. A year celebrating African American innovation and creativity. Young artists will work with scenes and choreo-poems written by Langston Hughes to develop acting techniques and explore current cultural connections in the material.

Students who exhibit superb virtual attendance and dedication to the work will be invited to participate in a Short Film Culminating Production. Students who are local residents will receive a scheduled film day in November so that we can have a professional recording in costuming of the work the students build over the course of the session at Karamu House under social distancing restrictions. 

You will receive orientation information upon sign up to ask questions and receive film details.

 

Materials Included: Each student will receive a supply kit via USPS mail, which includes writing utensils, highlighter, notebook and guide.

 

MONOLOGUES FOR AUDITIONS : ADULT

$80

with ANANIAS DIXON

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! 

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:              18+

Duration:       60 minutes

Frequency:     1 per week

Schedule:       Mondays, 6:30 p.m. EST (Oct 26 - Nov 16, 2020) 

Size:               25 maximum

Materials provided? Yes (see below)

Description: All levels are welcome to receive assistance in auditioning with a monologue. All adult artists are required to come with a monologue selected to work on for the 4-week workshop.

Materials Included: Each student will receive a supply kit via USPS mail, which includes writing utensils, highlighter, notebook and guide.

About the Instructor: 

Ananias J. Dixon is a theater teacher and coach at the Cleveland School of The Arts, Cleveland Play House, and Playhouse Square. He has performed at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Dobama, Karamu House, Cleveland Public Theater, Actors Temple, & Cleveland Play House. TV/Film credits include Law and Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Upstairs, NYV 22, Antwone Fisher, Home, and Criminal Activity.

Arts of Storytelling Workshop: Shadow Puppetry

$129

with JULIA SOSA

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Take 50% off with code FALL50 if you make a full payment today! Payment Plans are also available at check out.

A limited number of Financial Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Latecia Wilson at lwilson@karamuhouse.org for assistance with scholarships.

Age:              18+

Duration:       60 minutes

Frequency:     2 per week

Schedule:       Tuesday 6:30-7:30p and Saturday 2:00p-3:00p (Oct 27-Nov 17)

Size:               25 maximum

Materials provided? Yes (see below)

Description: 2020 is the year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. A year celebrating African American innovation and creativity, and the year 2020 has required us to grow in our creativity. This workshop will teach participants how to craft and manipulate shadow puppetry in order to explore innovative ways of storytelling.

Materials Included: Each student will receive a supply kit via USPS mail, which includes all necessary tools to create and craft shadow puppets.

About the Instructor: 

Julia Rosa Sosa, is an El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez native, now based in Cleveland, OH. She is a University of Texas at El Paso alumni. She has served as an assistant director in Tony award winner theatres such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Mojada: Una Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro,  Native Gardens at Cleveland PlayHouse to Robert Barry Fleming and the canceled Antigone directed by Lauren Keating due to COVID-19.She has directed productions in Spanish in Cleveland as; In The Time of the Butterflies and Marisol at Cleveland Public Theatre. Julia is the playwright of the play En Ultimas Noticias for the El Paso Strong: an Evening of Short Plays by El Paso Playwrights in response to Walmart Shootings in 2019. And El Toro y la Niña for the radio festival ReUnion rEvolucion: A Latinx New Works Festival.

Payment plan available: $43 deposit plus 2 payments of $43.00, paid weekly.




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