Visiting Teaching Artists
Special Arts Immersion Programs for Youth provided by LEAF Festival Performers
LEAF Schools & Streets hosts professional performers as Visiting Teaching Artists for each festival. Schools that book a Visiting Teaching Artist will have a 3-5 day residency with that artist. Visiting Artists typically do a whole school performance as part of the residency.
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for May 2016
Check out the video of Middle Grounds at Erwin Middle School!
The Middle Grounds Project brings a universal message of peace through a fusion of world cultures. Middle Grounds unites modal quarter tone scales, pan-Middle Eastern rhythms, from Spain in the west, to Iran in the east. Each artist brings their own unique, rich cultural traditions and talent to the ensemble. Middle Grounds provided a spectacular residency at Erwin Middle School though the LEAF Schools & Streets program!
Visiting Teaching Artist Spotlight
LEAF International Haiti & Tanzania
This amazing five-day residency will bring two incredible LEAF International projects together for the May 2016 LEAF Festival. Their residency will bridge cultures that are worlds apart for an exciting educational opportunity that will introduce students to the rich cultural traditions of both Africa and the Caribbean. The youth at this residency will be able to expand their cross-cultural understanding and their ability to perform as global citizens through dancing and drumming instruction that is deeply embedded with African continuity, Caribbean rhythm, and acts of positive resistance to challenge oppression. The techniques and concepts will be demonstrated by students at a grand finale performance to take place on stage at LEAF Festival.