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MULTIMEDIA PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOPS
Spiral Light offers workshops to teens interested in exploring the multimedia performing arts. Through music, spoken word, video, dance and visual art- as well as behind-the-scenes contributions such as graphic design, promotion, social networking, etc., students will have many opportunities to write, compose, perform, direct, edit, and produce a multimedia event. (Workshops can be tailored to younger folks as well).
THE PROCESS It begins with a visual introduction to multimedia performance. By viewing short clips of various artists at work, students will begin to get a feel for the many modes of expression available to them. Students will also discuss their areas of interest. Some might choose to create one piece, others might combine art forms. We will then decide on a unified theme. This theme will be the central focus around which their art will revolve. Once this has been decided, students can begin to create. It is truly up to the students to decide how things proceed. Margaret will be there to provide the resources, framework, facilitate the creative process, and offer ideas/instruction to those who request it. However the workshop encourages self-direction. A lot of time will be spent creating on their own, with each class acting as a way to check in, regroup, rehearse, discuss the process, exchange ideas, etc. A typical workshop runs for 4 weeks, with 90 minute classes once a week. However, this is flexible, and can change to meet the needs of your students. THE FINAL PERFORMANCE At the end of the 4-week workshop, there will be a final performance. This will give students a chance to present their work to the community. The venue, date and time will be announced based on availability. If classes are held through a school or group, the performance may be used as a fundraiser. ABOUT MARGARET
Margaret McGilvray studied ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and earned her bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In 2007, she received her Massachusetts Educator's License in the area of Language Arts. After working in the public schools for several years, she decided to leave this environment for one that gave students the freedom to direct their own learning, to explore the world in their own way, and at their own pace. She currently produces, directs and performs with her multimedia group Spiral Light Productions, and is the keyboardist/songwriter for the alternative rock band Calamus.
If you are interested in having Margaret come to your school, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (339) 203-1307. Thanks!
SPRING EQUINOX PERFORMANCE
Margaret McGilvray will be performing with
Spiral Light Productions on
March 15, 2014
at the Griffen Theatre
in Salem, MA.
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