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July 30, 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 30, 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.

  • 10 am-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!
  • 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-Goode Travels: Storyteller Via Goode shares multicultural folktales full of humor and surprises, transporting the audience through foreign lands while they help her tell each story. As children join in refrains, chants, and songs, they will practice rhyming, recognizing patterns and sequences, and building their vocabulary.
  • 12 pm-Spoonful of Blues: Musical trio Swirl unveils the soulful roots of America’s pop music in this exploration of the blues, one of America’s original art forms.
  • 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-Building Strong Children with Frederick Douglass: Nathan Richardson delivers a remarkable portrayal of former slave, writer, orator, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who recites an excerpt from his most famous speech and emphasizes the importance of reading, writing, learning history, and developing civic responsibility.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 pm-The Steelpan Movement: From Outcast to Outstanding: Mosaic Steel Orchestra takes the audience on an interactive musical journey, from a look at how steel pans were developed and the changing attitudes toward the instrument to the spread of steelpan throughout the world.
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