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Red Firecrackers - The Legend of the First Chinese New Year

Red Firecrackers – The Legend of the First Chinese New Year

Red Firecrackers - The Legend of the First Chinese New Year

 

Reserve Your Group

Main Stage
 For Grades 3-8

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About Red Firecrackers

The Nai Ni Chen Dance Company presents a spectacular production of props, costumes, music, acrobatics, and dance by top-notch performers, telling the story of the origin of the Chinese Lunar New Year. In this legend, a group of villagers working, dancing, and praying together defeat a terrifying monster of the ages. It explains some of the origins of the Chinese Lunar New Year when everyone is wearing red, giving red envelopes to children, putting up red decorations, and lighting up all the dark corners with red firecrackers to make loud noises.

Schools n Stage

Performances

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 10:00am and 12:00pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:00am and 11:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean County Parks and Recreation

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

 

 

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Danu

Danú (Schools n Stage)

Danu
Photo Credit: Holst Photography

 

Schools n Stage

Reserve Your School Group

Main Stage, Free,

10:45 am For Grades K-5, 12:00 pm For Grades 6-12

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

 

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

 

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Danu

Danú (Schools n Stage)

Danu
Photo Credit: Holst Photography

 

Schools n Stage

Reserve Your School Group

Main Stage, Free,

10:45 am For Grades K-5, 12:00 pm For Grades 6-12

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. For over two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

 

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

 

Ocean County Parks and RecreationNJ Historical CommissionNew Jersey State Council on the Arts  Discover Jersey Arts with Transparancy

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Mandy Harvey

Mandy Harvey (Schools n Stage)

Mandy Harvey

 

Schools n Stage

 

Reserve Your School Group

Main Stage, Free, For High School and College

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. While a Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing at age eighteen due to a connective tissue disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. Mandy’s music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream, and believe. Mandy gained recognition for appearing on America’s Got Talent,  reaching the finals, and was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer Winner.

 

 

 

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

 

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Brooks Gibbs

Brooks Gibbs (Schools n Stage)

Brooks Gibbs

Schools n Stage

Reserve Your School Group

 

Main Stage, $5, For Grades 5-8

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

Brooks Gibbs is an award winning social skills educator who teaches students, parents, and teachers how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule.

Approach To Aggression

Brooks teaches students two basic principles:
• Don’t get upset (Emotional Resilience)
• Treat them like a friend (The Golden Rule)
Most youth aggression is non-criminal and consists of name calling, social exclusion, rumors, etc. These behaviors are inevitable between siblings at home and peers at school. Despite the pettiness of these behaviors, they can do tremendous emotional harm to a student. Brooks teaches students how to protect their emotions from the effects of these behaviors through emotional resilience.
He also communicates the genius of The Golden Rule. This social instruction teaches students how to make friends and also manage their perceived enemies. The Golden Rule takes advantage of the law of reciprocity, and as students learn to treat others as friends, this positive behavior becomes the social norm.
His 45-50 minute high-energy keynote is full of excellent information and can be applied to any non-criminal aggression at home, on campus, or online. Brooks, of course, encourages students to seek adult intervention when they feel like they are in danger or cannot handle the aggression on their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This engagement of Brooks Gibbs is funded, in part, through a Community Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.

 

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Amirah Sackett

Special Residency: Amirah Sackett

Amirah Sackett

Schools n Stage

Reserve Your School Group

Main Stage, Free,  For Middle School and High School

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

An internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Amirah Sackett explores and embodies her Muslim American identity through combining hip-hop movement and Islamic themes. She is widely known for her creation of the choreography and performance group known as, “We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic”, which reached viral video fame after being featured on POPSUGAR Celebrity, The Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy. Sackett was honored to be a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at Harvard University, and a cultural diplomat with the U.S. State Department in Bangladesh and Malaysia.
*Daytime school group performance by Amirah Sackett on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11am.

 

This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

 

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Layer the Walls Schools n Stage

Layer the Walls (Schools n Stage)

Layer the Walls Schools n Stage

Schools n Stage

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Main Stage, Free, For Grades 2-7

For more information and to book your group, contact Jaclyn Wood at the Grunin Center for the Arts: 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu.

About the Show

What if you discovered an old apartment covered with forty layers of wallpaper? What if these layers could be peeled back to reveal the stories of past tenants? Layer the Walls explores stories of a tenement apartment in New York City that was once home to hundreds of new immigrants. Shadow and Bunraku puppetry, along with masks bring to life the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish families. These compelling stories have shaped the America we know today.

This is the daytime school performance. Layer the Walls will also have a performance at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 open to the public.

 

 

 

This engagement of Layer the Walls is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Ocean County Parks and RecreationNJ Historical CommissionNew Jersey State Council on the Arts

 

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This program is paid for in part by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders in conjunction with funds from the NJ State Council on the Arts and the NJ Historical Commission through the Ocean County Culture & Heritage Commission, Freeholder Virginia E. Haines, chairwoman.

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Arts Education with Schools n’ Stage

schools n stageby Jaclyn Wood, Community Engagement Coordinator
Grunin Center for the Arts

What do a swashbuckling pirate, a Korean jazz group, and a Chicano band from East Los Angeles have in common? They’ll all be performing at the Grunin Center this winter as part of our Schools n’ Stage series, and you can see them!

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a new slate of school programs in our new School n’ Stage. Piloted in 2016/2017 with Doktor Kaboom and The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, this series brings the best in science, arts and culture programming to young people in elementary, middle and high school. Based on feedback from teachers, we’ve hand-picked five great programs for the 2017/2018 school year!

S.T.E.A.M.: Integrating Arts Education

One of the biggest topics in education right now is S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). And integral part of this is the Arts- S.T.E.A.M. Studies show the benefits students receive from exposure to and participation in the arts.* With “Janet’s Planet: Tour of the Solar System” and “Pirate School: The Science of Pirates,” we will be bringing entertaining, engaging science-based K-5 programs to our stage.

Janet's PlanetJanet’s Planet comes to the Grunin Center on January 18, 2018. “Janet’s Planet and her JP Space Crew are taking their new friends on an out of this world adventure! Janet, along with Galileo her Super Computer, Cody the Robot, Professor Cosmos and Dr. Comet are going to start at the sun and share the wonder of our Solar System by visiting every planet orbiting around the star at the center of it all! One young astronaut (a special cadet in training from the audience) will even get to walk on the moon!”

On February 7, “Pirate School: The Science of Pirates” sails onto our stage to excite with Pirate Schoolthe allure of swashbuckling fun while introducing simple concepts and technologies outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. “Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!” is an uncommon and engaging matinee assembly for students Grades K-5, promoting curiosity in the sciences by presenting S.T.E.A.M. curricula with a comical, nautical twist! Developed with the Long Island Children’s Museum Theater in NY, this rousing show is the creation of 25 year veteran family entertainer David Engel, who has performed across the US, Europe, and Asia. Subjects covered will include Optics, Simple Machines & Engineering, Navigation & Astronomy, Aero & Hydrodynamics, and rudimentary physics of how a cannonball flies.

World Music: A Gateway Through Arts Education

In addition to our S.T.E.A.M. shows, we’ll also be hosting three world music concerts, in conjunction with the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission: Black String, Las Cafeteras, and Kuniko Yamamoto.

Black StringBlack String, founded in 2011 as part of the Korea-UK cultural exchange program “UK Connection” plays “borderless contemporary music from Korea.” When you come to the Grunin Center to see Black String perform, you will learn about South Korea and hear “amplified bursts of sound of the geomungo (6-stringed zither) and Korean bamboo flutes, the fierce quake of Korean traditional percussion, and unpredictable melody of jazz guitar (that) will grasp all your senses.” In addition to the performance, Black String will also engage students in a question and answer session, so students can interact with the group and learn more. Black String will be here on January 25, 2018.

Las CafeterasOn January 30, students will enjoy performances by Las Cafeteras, a band from Los Angeles. They are influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. They will sing in English and Spanish and play a variety of instruments including a requinto (a small guitar-shaped string instrument), a box-like percussion instrument called a cajon, and even a donkey jawbone! They also use a wooden platform called the tarima to dance zapateado. You may hear familiar tunes like “La Bamba” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” as well as original songs like “If I Was President.” Las Cafeteras use their performances to inspire social change.

Black String and Las Cafeteras will also play night time performances that are open to the public, so if you are not a student, don’t worry about missing out!

KunikoLast but not least, on March 19 performance by Kuniko Yamamoto. She will tell Japanese stories and folk tales using music, masks and mime, and will use origami (the art of paper folding) and magic tricks as she performs. We are also excited to have Kuniko here to lead workshops for the student at the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival.

Interested in booking your students for a School n’ Stage performance? Contact Jaclyn Wood, Community Engagement Coordinator at 732-255-0400 ext. 2487 or jwood@ocean.edu. Be sure to sign up soon, because tickets are limited!

*Learn more about arts education and become an Arts Ambassador at https://artsednow.org

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