The TEACH ClimateChangeAgents 2021 Conference inspired an AllForAll Action; addressing a very serious issue facing humanity. Dzolali Theatre House partnered with ITAC Ghana and produced “DRUMS” as a way of sending the message down.
TODAY, FROM 6:00PM — 2:00AM, THE INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST COLLABORATIVE — GHANA (ITAC GHANA) AND DZOLALI THEATRE HOUSE IS OPENING A FLEXIBLE PLATFORM FOR MODELS, ACTORS, DANCERS, SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS, MUSICAL TALENTS, VISUAL ARTISTS FOR AN INTENSIVE CO-CREATIVE PERFORMANCE; A CLIMATE CHANGE VOLUNTEER PROJECT.
A Climate Change Response
IT ISN’T A REQUEST
IT ISN’T A FOREPLAY
IT’S A FOUL PLAY
BEEN PLAYED TO YOU
YOUR EGO MIGHT NOT COMPREHEND THE TRUTH
BUT WHETHER YOUR LOGIC FAIL TO BELIEVE IT OR NOT
YOU CAME FROM ME
AND INTO THE GROUND YOU SHALL COME
BUT KISS ME
FEEL MY DISGUSTING TASTE
KISS MY HURT
KISS MY TEARS
HE KISSES ME
BECAUSE HE SCORED A GOAL?
NO, IT’S COS HE RANS ON ME
SO RESPECTFULLY, HE KISSES ME
Pat Cruz has worked in arts education for over 25 years. She is so distraught by what is happening to our world. So thoughtful, she was trying to think of what she can do to help so many amazing artists and good friends who have lost work due to the pandemic. Through her work as an arts teacher (now-online) and through social media connections, she saw there is a great need for engaging activities for children and adults who are staying safe and staying home for the common good.
She realized — this is the time for the non-profit she…
Arts integration is a teaching strategy in which the arts are integrated with the non-arts curriculum to deepen students’ understanding of both (Isenberg & Jalongo, 2010, Werner & Freeman, 2001).
The International Teaching Artist Collaborative has unveiled five commissioned teaching artist climate projects; Peter Atsu Adaletey is one of the TAs (from Ghana).
To help map out plans and manage Peter’s community project (which will gain support from a working group made up of other international TAs), ITAC Ghana successfully found Afoley Shika, a versatile and critical thinker whose experience in Theatre for Development will be challenged. She has already defended this position by assisting Peter organize his desk (which has already been bleeding with multiple tasks/engagements).
Arts integration and arts education, in various formats, have positively and consistently been linked to increased student engagement, motivation, and persistence (Asbury & Rich, 2008; Deasy, 2002; Fiske, 1999; Hetland et al., 2007; Stevenson & Deasy, 2005).
A lot of research clearly reveals this and on and on, ITAC Ghana continues to reach out; enhancing teaching and learning through professional development workshops on Arts Integration.
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