Brooklyn Arts Exchange Announces 2013 YOUTHWORKS PERFORMANCE, Feb 2 & 3
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by BWW News Desk
BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange has announced the 2013 YOUTHWORKS PERFORMANCE, a weekend of plays, dances, poetry in performance, and original songs by young artists (ages 7-18) on Saturday, February 2, 2013 @ 7:00pm and Sunday, February 3, 2013 @ 5:00pm. Tickets: $5. Available at the door.
Started in 1991, YOUTHWORKS is a yearly opportunity for young people (ages 7- 18) to imagine, create, and perform their own original performance work at BAX. Year after year we are amazed at the 8-week journey these young artists go through from orientation to performance. Young artists come in from all over the City, most with nothing more than the desire to create "something," and set themselves to work. Professional artists volunteer their time to coach young artists through the creative process as they create anything from plays, dances, poetry in performance, and original songs. Pieces have been solos, group pieces and have even included a father/daughter collaboration!
Participants have an opportunity to collaborate in the technical aspects of their performance and experience a technical rehearsal (many for the first time) with our in-house professional technical director. The culminating performance is fully produced (with lights, sound and stage manager) and takes place in our theater space.
This unique program is FREE for self directed young artists committed to creating original work.
YOUTHWORKS director, Donna Costello, assisted by the festivals intern, Alex Amirov, leads the orientation workshop, recruits the coaches, coordinates rehearsals and produces the performance. Costello guides the process and assists in the interchange between artists and coaches with an inquiry-based practice.
For a more detailed exploration of the YOUTHWORKS experience, check out the YOUTHWORKS WEBUMENTARY. During YOUTHWORKS 2009/10, Sarah Marcus, Festivals Coordinator, along with other BAX staff, recorded video footage of YOUTHWORKS. These videos came together to create a webumentary (web-based documentary) that chronicles the YOUTHWORKS experience through its 2009/10 participants. Click HERE to view the Youthworks Webumentary.
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a is a multi-faceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults. For more information about BAX and its programs please call 718-832-0018 or visit us on the web at www.bax.org.