Posts tagged "Performing Arts"
Book to Boogie: "Count the Monkeys"

Book to Boogie: “Count the Monkeys”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
"Life on a Shelf" from Sanspointe Dance Company

“Life on a Shelf” from Sanspointe Dance Company

This post was originally published on September 4, 2013. Today, we take a glimpse at a project that celebrates the importance of libraries in our communities. Last month, the Sanspointe Dance Company in Birmingham, Alabama, presented “Life on a Shelf,” a series of dance performances touring local libraries, including branches of the Birmingham Public Library....
Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

This post originally appeared on the site in August 2012. by Christi Weindorf The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is all about building supportive and inspiring partnerships between libraries, archives, dance organizations, dance companies and dance artists. These alliances are focused on preserving, enhancing, augmenting and providing access to collections that document the past, present and...
Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

We’re thrilled to present a conversation with Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. In today’s post she talks about the library’s Backyard Concert Series, which brings the community together at the library to celebrate music during the summer. Special thanks to Erica Grossman at Anythink for coordinating today’s interview! ~Laura...
Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming

Today we are so pleased to present this article (the first of two) on the Library Takeover program, organized by Apples and Snakes, a performance poetry group based in the UK (check out their awesome library-based SPINE Festival work in our previous series). This program pairs youth who are interested in producing events at libraries...
Upstream Arts presents "Ready for Work" programs at Hennepin County Libraries

Upstream Arts presents “Ready for Work” programs at Hennepin County Libraries

This post was originally published on August 30, 2012. The mission of Upstream Arts is to enhance the lives of adults and youth with disabilities by fostering creative communication and social independence through the power of arts education. Upstream Arts was founded in 2006 by a professional theatre artist and an educator who successfully used...
Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

Reading Music: Local Musicians Answer Albany Public Library’s Call to Craft Literary Songs

This post originally appeared in August 2014. Today’s feature comes to us from Albany Public Library’s Deanna DiCarlo (catch another feature by Deanna, about APL’s gallery and exhibition spaces). The library’s “Reading Music” challenge is a fantastic program that is a unique blend of literature and original music – and a lovely invitation for local...
Book to Boogie: "Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses"

Book to Boogie: “Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

Participatory Drama and Literary Exploration at Craig High School

by Laura Damon-Moore At the beginning of 2015 we established, with graduate students from the UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies program, a new project under the IArtLibraries “umbrella” called UnBound Players. The goal for this project is to activate libraries as performance spaces and to explore literary and technological themes through participatory drama workshops and more...
Book to Boogie: "The Watermelon Seed"

Book to Boogie: “The Watermelon Seed”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

On location at Harvard-Westlake Upper School Library

Today we have a cool resource to share with you courtesy of Shannon Acedo, Chair of the Library and Information Technology Department at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, California. Many students at the school enjoy using the library as a location for filmmaking projects, so many that Shannon devised a library location form that she...
Book to Boogie: "The Animal Boogie"

Book to Boogie: “The Animal Boogie”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...