Date(s) - 03/16/2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thornton Wilder Hall
2901 Dixwell Ave
Tags: All ages
Oct. 27 – “Arabica” with Karim Nagi
Karim illustrates what it means to be bi-cultural in the US. Music, Dance, Arabic Language are featured as Karim plays Arabic, Turkish and Andalusian hand percussion, including the Egyptian Tabla (goblet drum), Riqq (tambourine), Duff (frame drum), and Segat (brass castanets). Students will have their first-lesson in the Arabic language as well as learn a three sound clapping system which allows anyone in the crowd to perform the Arabic rhythms without an instrument and a brief demonstration of Dabka Line Dancing.
Nov. 17 – Bubblemania!
A Hamden favorite returns to Thornton Wilder Hall this winter. Bubble master and comic, Casey Carle, has been making bubbles of all shapes and sizes since the late 80’s. He has perfected the slippery art of making the perfect bubble recipe and uses it to entertain people of all ages. With a background working for Cirque Du Soleil, Casey can make bubbles perform on cue and even knows how to put an entire person into a bubble! A crowd favorite.
Dec. 1 – Silverbells Dance Party
Jan. 19 – Tanglewood Marionettes: The Fairy Circus
Featuring over twenty beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, The Fairy Circus is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers. This title is perfect for younger children and family audiences.
Feb. 9 – Taikoza: Japanese Taiko Drum and Dance Ensemble
Taikoza uses the deep and powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums, stringed instruments, metal percussion and bamboo flutes to create electrifying energy and a highly visual musical art form. Drawing from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created an original and high-energy sound that transcends national boundaries. Taikoza has thrilled audiences all over the world with its highly educational and artistic programs.
Mar. 16 – Brennan-Lucey Irish Dance