Apollo Education - Professional Learning

Canceled: The Gathering: Performance and Activism


Professional Learning For Educators

The Gathering: A Collective Sonic Ring Shout, a new work co-presented by the American Composers Orchestra and the Apollo Theater and co-curated with National Black Theatre, brings the ancestral tradition of the Ring Shout into a contemporary context, taking audiences on a sonic quest rooted in the ritual tradition with a diverse array of multidisciplinary artists.

As a companion to the School Day Live performance of The Gathering, Apollo Education presents an educator workshop, in collaboration with American Composers Orchestra and National Black Theatre, that will provide hands-on strategies to engage young people with the creative expression and cultural and political themes that shape this performance.

Join us to hear from a composer who will highlight how they use music to respond to social injustices, and explore how we can introduce, and prepare young people to connect with challenging materials through the performing arts. We will look at ways to create artistic space for social change and a renewed energy of hope and healing. Through these activities, educators will be able to foster in their students a comprehension of the importance of cultural diversity, universal practices, and human rights. Together we will experience how communal, ritualistic experiences can unify and help strengthen our creative output, civic participation, and cultural exchange.

All educators are welcome, workshop is most appropriate for MS and HS educators.

Two hours of New York State CTLE credit will be available for attendance.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

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School Day Live: The Gathering