The eternal, enchanting power of storytelling comes to life in this gripping adaptation of Homer’s classic. A solitary storyteller on a bare stage throws us right into the midst of conflict where heroes and countries clash in a quest for power and glory. In this vibrant retelling, the Trojan War and the present day are set side by side as the excitement of an ancient tale is catapulted into an intimate, urgent, and spellbinding story for today.
Join the circus this summer...yes, YOU! Beginners are welcome in our circus classes!??Registration is OPEN for recreational adult and youth summer classes! Come join us for a summer filled with circus, whether you're trying out a class for the first time, or working on honing your skills in an advanced level class. ??Summer Session is split into two mini-sessions for your convenience. Summer Session 1 runs June 14–July 18. Summer Session 2 runs July 19–August 29. ??From juggling, to hand balancing, to aerial silks, it's the perfect time to try something new! Ages 5 and up held at NECCA's Trapezium: 10 Town Crier Dr, Brattleboro, VT.?? Register today before classes fill up: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/? ?Find more info on our website: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/
INSTRUCTORS: DENNIS WARING AND RACHEL CLEMENTE WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 (6 WEEKLY SESSIONS) 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. SVAC Member: $150; Non-Member: $200 Build your own mini-harp in this six-week class. These are true, durable wooden instruments with a beautiful sound. Hands on Harps is an entirely hands-on experience. Participants will build, string, and learn to play their very own small 19-string lap harps. Renowned ethnomusicologist Dennis Waring (https://waringmusic.com/about-2/) leads two sessions of building, and in four additional sessions, harpist Rachel Clemente (https://www.rachelclementeharpist.com/) teaches students about the harp and the basics of how to begin to play it. Students will learn about the traditional Irish and Scottish culture that surrounds the harp. We will also work on a beginner Scottish/Irish tune to perform together at the end of the 6 week workshop. All ages are welcome. Young students should plan to work with a parent. Rachel looks forward to seeing students join the greater traditional arts community! Additional materials fee of $140 per harp payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class. For more information and to register, visit the link to the SVAC website!
Every August, the VJC’s Summer Jazz Workshop hosts multi-generational participants from around the world for an intense week of study. This year, the VJC celebrates its 46th season August 9-13 with an online program for wind players, vocalists and guitarists and an in-person program for pianists at the Brattleboro Music Center. World-class faculty encourage and support the musical development of each participant by utilizing a teaching style based on positive reinforcement. In Person Piano Program: $1350. Instructors: Zaccai Curtis, Ray Gallon, Eugene Uman. Daily Masterclasses, History, & Duo-Plus Workshops (10:00 am -5:30 pm). Zoom Tunes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Live, in-person jam session. On-Line Instrumental & Vocal Program: $265. Instructors: Voice: Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton. Saxophone and Flute: Camille Thurman. Guitar: Freddie Bryant. Guitarists and Wind players: daily, two-hour-long Masterclasses. Vocalists: daily, two-hour-long Singing the Standards program. Zoom Tunes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Live, in-person jam session for local attendees.
Listen Up is an original musical based on the lives of Vermont teens! The script is based on interviews and workshops held with over 800 teens from around the state and does contain mature themes and language. The show will be held outdoors, under the stars. Come to enjoy the show and listen to what today's youth have to say!