Gravity-defying PUSH Physical Theatre has been called "a cross between fine art sculpture and the hit movie The Matrix." You have never seen anything like this before; it’s cool, it’s athletic, it’s entertaining, it’s impossible to resist.
Once you’ve experienced PUSH, you will know the strength of the human soul expressed by the power of the human body. This theatre of the body features performers who appear to manipulate time and space in a live environment.
The performers communicate with movement, challenging students to transpose what they see into thoughts and words.
The troupe guides the audience throughout the program, raising their awareness, as the choreography deals with issues such as: diversity, conflict resolution, the principles of science, the arts, and other New Jersey and New York learning standards.
Selected work from PUSH’s repertoire is chosen to enhance your core curriculum and can be changed to fit your specific needs. Individual pieces are given context that is age appropriate to help students interpret the work on a level that is relevant to them.
PUSH HAS TWO NEW ASSEMBLIES:
21st Century Learning Skills presented by PUSH's team of talented 'human sculptures' using acrobatic strength, stunning physicality and emotional depth. Core subjects such as physical science, literacy and the Arts are explored within the context of health, creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration. Relationships are examined between classroom learning and career and life skills such as social awareness, responsibility, adaptability and flexibility. Performers carefully guide audiences throughout the program. Individual pieces are given context that is grade level appropriate to help students interpret the work on a level that is relevant to them. Program can include Q&A.
THE NATURAL WORLD
What does it look like to literally 'give someone a hand?' Physical illusions and gravity-defying, acrobatic high jinks by PUSH's group of talented performers show us how. Audiences are guided through each step of the action as the ramifications of kindness, respect, bullying, conflict resolution, friendship, and more are discovered by a community of fantastical creatures created from the performers' bodies. Meet 'The Two Headed Bug', 'The Scorpion', and the playful 'Squat Frogs'. The performance is given context that is grade level appropriate to help students interpret the work on a level that is relevant to them. Program can include Q&A.
Grades K-12; College & Adult • Great Family & Community Program Also Available
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|Science of Sound & Music|
Musical instrument inventor Jody Kruskal uses homemade instruments as physical models for explaining the science of sound.
Concepts of vibration, frequency, relative pitch, instrument classification, and rhythm are explained in simple language employing instrumental and vocal examples.
The audience is engaged and participates throughout the program, as they learn that wonderful music can come from found objects, such as paper towel tubes, soda straws and coffee cans.
A wonderful example of the recycle/reduce/reuse concepts, as Jody encourages students to make their own instruments in the classroom and at home.
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