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July 23, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
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A Splash of the Arts

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hampton City Schools, through Arts for Learning, the Virginia Affiliate of Young Audiences, and with the support of the Hampton History Museum and Downtown Hampton Development Partnership, is hosting free arts and entertainment on Saturdays in July. The program will include performances in music, art, theater, storytelling, dance, and more. The events will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are free of charge.

Event Schedule

  • 10 am-The Building Blocks of Friendship: The audience will dance, sing, and clap their way through this interactive program by Art Song Duo, as they explore the essential elements of building friendships.
  • 10 am-The Zen of 'Za/Art Snacks: In this interactive workshop, dancer Joppa Whitehead leads the audience in simple yoga-like stretches that mimic the lines of a pizza. Kids and adults will then create their own make-and-take decorative “pizza” out of supplied art materials.
  • 11 am-The American Dream: American Jazz Ensemble explores the roots and heritage of American jazz through the individuality and creativity of musicians such as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Al Jarreau, and Horace Silver.
  • 12 pm-Whimsical Worlds: The Storyline Ensemble—featuring a storyteller and a cellist—takes the audience on a magical adventure that wraps folktales with classical music.
  • 12 pm-The Art of Expression: In this workshop by poet Stephanie Lask, the audience will use images to create their own personal stories through poetry by using the five senses of smell, touch, hearing, sight, and taste.
  • 1 pm-Theater Games: In this interactive workshop, Katherine Willet shows the audience how theater techniques and context clues can help actors create strong, unforgettable characters.
  • 1 pm-Essential African Threads: As he shares the hidden meanings of traditional slave tales such as Brer Rabbit and Anansi the Spider, storyteller Dylan Pritchett brings the early days of slavery to life in this program that educates and celebrates African American history.
  • 2 pm-I Can Do It: Magician Harold Wood juggles and demonstrates sleight-of-hand tricks in this crowd-pleasing show that teaches about self-esteem and self-reliance—and features a surprise guest. Hint, he loves carrots!
  • 3 pm-Dance, Baile, Ngoma: Dance across the continents with Rita Cohen, as the audience experiences traditional dances from Africa, South America, Europe, and North America.
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