SanSe Festival, Fiestas de Loiza or Fiestas de Ponce
Which of them do you choose?
Students in grade 4,5,6,7,8
Scope: A MONTH RESIDENCY
# of section: 8 (2 days per week)
Time length of Sessions: 45 minutes
Preferred timeline: All year
Maximum number of classes that can be served: 1 class of 20 children
Attendance at the final event: All school
The school must provide: an auditorium or a big space for the performance. Sound systems, Two microphones, 3 chairs
Providers by Lydia Perez and Yidell Rivera - Artisans
TRANSFORM THE CLASSROOM in a Sanse, Loiza or Ponce Festival is a cultural journey of music, dance and procession in the carnivals of the Island of Enchantment (Puerto Rico). Students and teacher will learn the traditionals music and dance of Bomba or Plena, using traditional instruments, songs, costumes of the respectively towns, and finish with a Carnivals-Style procession.
The Carnival will be a traditional Musical and dance performance in which we will be using the culture of Puerto Rico as a tool in the education.
The Carnival is designed to teach and engage school teachers and children, in a powerful historical Caribbean event, and invoke them to connect or reconnect to the heritages and cultures they come from. To teach them to connect with their Identity, and to develop and promote the best of the tradition of Puerto Rico.
Knowledge that the students need before the residency begins
Rhythmic skills of any kind; Instruments skills, preferably percussion and small percussion such as: hand drum, bell, stick and maracas, dance skills, etc.
Required Residency Components: A Planning Discussion with participating teachers and a Residency Evaluation.
Contact us to make arrangement.