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Song of the North

by  BAM Education

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  1. Students will watch a recording of Song of the North that was filmed at BAM.

  2. Before or after watching the recording, students will participate in a live workshop led by a BAM teaching artist, streamed live in the classroom.

  3. In the pre- or post-show workshop, students will: 

    1. Learn more about the art of shadow puppetry through Persian and Iranian culture.

    2. Learn how history can be brought to life through puppetry, storytelling, and world-building.

    3. Learn how puppets can be activated to draw audiences into a plot with magic and wonder.

    4. Learn how art can be used to combat stereotypes; similar stories help connect people that are different.

    5. Create and/or animate a puppet.


This program can be taught with American Sign Language interpretation. The program can be adapted to serve students with physical, emotional, and cognitive/developmental disabilities. Please let us know if any one or more of these categories describes anyone in your student population at booking and we'll prepare accordingly. 

Sign language interpreters require at least 2 weeks' notice to book. 

Program Rating

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $250.00
Point to Point Premium: $200.00


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Length

42-55 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

40


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Performing Arts, Social Studies/History


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom


Video to be sent once workshop is booked.


Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to school closures due to weather i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 72 hours notice.

About This Provider

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BAM Education

Brooklyn, NY
United States

BAM Education connects learning with creativity, engaging
imagination by encouraging self-expression through in- and after-school
programs for students and teachers and offerings for audiences of all ages.

Contact:
Education Department
education@bam.org
7187248400

Program Details

Format

1. The program begins by exploring the location of Iran and an explanation of the cultural origins of Song of the North.
2. The company is introduced..
2. “Stereotype” is defined and explored.
3. The artform of shadow puppetry is introduced, demonstrated and defined. Shadow puppetry vocabulary is introduced and defined: shadow, silhouette, puppet, and manipulating
4. The historical background and premise of Song of the North is discussed.
5. Students are asked to think of a hero in their lives. This hero will be the basis for the shadow puppet character they create.
6. Students will create a shadow puppet
7. Students will manipulate a shadow puppet
8. Students will present their shadow puppet in puppet parade


Program Materials needed for puppet creation:
Ability to receive PDF and print graphics that BAM will send in advance of workshop. Preferable to print on cardstock
Unsharpened pencils used to hold puppet
Masking tape
Pipe cleaners (if possible, but not necessary)
Feathers/Gel paper (if possible, but not necessary)
Sharpened pencils
Hole puncher
Black card stock
Projector, flashlight or phone with flashlight
Wall space
Additional tape, scissors, and hole punchers

Objectives

Students will learn how history can be brought to life through puppetry, storytelling, and world-building.
Students will learn how puppets can be activated to draw audiences into a plot with magic and wonder.
Students will learn how art can be used to combat stereotypes; similar stories help connect people that are different.
Students will create, customize, and manipulate a shadow puppet of their own making.
Students will explore placement and size of puppets with relation to proximity to a light source.
Students will develop a character for their puppet:
All groups will give puppet a name and a brief backstory and explore how the character/puppet moves about