Why should children have all the summer camp fun?! Here are some opportunities for the 18+.
14th Annual Shape Note Gathering
Shapenote singers will convene in Mountain View, Arkansas.
July 6 – 8, 2017
This gathering celebrates, teaches, and practices the uniquely American tradition of shape-note singing; reading choral music (mostly hymns) in scales with each tone represented in a different shape. The tradition began in the New England colonies and moved across the country with the frontier, taking deep roots across the American South. During the last twenty-five years it has spread widely, with singing groups in major cities in all parts of the US and in the British Isles, parts of Europe, and the Far East.
Shapenote singers will convene in Mountain View, Arkansas with instructors Gaylon Powell and Dan Brittain. Anthony Graham and Charley Sandage will assist.
Thursday, July 6
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. -Ozark Folk Center State Park – White Oak Auditorium – Administration Building
Short lecture/concert – An introductory exhibition concert and discussion
(Buses available afterward to take attendees directly to main auditorium for evening program)
Friday, July 7 – Ozark Folk Center State Park Large Auditorium Stage
9:00- 11:30 a.m. – Morning session
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Afternoon session
Teaching and singing session led by Dan Brittain and Gaylon Powell. We will use samples from various Tunebooks including Sacred Harp (Denson Revision), Sacred Harp (Cooper Revision), Christian Harmony (Walker Edition), Christian Harmony (2010 Edition), Missouri Harmony.
Note: Visitors to the craft grounds may enter directly through the auditorium’s back doors; people who are attending only the shape-note event may come in at the auditorium’s front entrance at no charge. Visitors may come and go freely; or stay and sing or listen throughout the session
A group of participants from the daytime sessions will perform as part of the evening musical program in the main auditorium at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.
Saturday, July 8 – Old Mountain View High School Auditorium (Stone County Historical Society), School Avenue, just off of Main Street.
10:00 – 3:30
A traditional, all-day, shape-note singing, singers from several states are expected to participate in the kind of event that has been an annual tradition in some places for more than a hundred years. We will sing from the Sacred Harp (Denson Revision), Missouri Harmony, and Christian Harmony (2010 Edition).
Schedule subject to change.
Theatre for Social Justice Workshop:Expression and Self Preservation from an Indigenous Lens
July 24-28 from 6-9 PM
at Arts Center of the Ozarks
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Tuition is $150 (scholarships available)
Join us for a special week of learning how to make devised theatre for social justice and cultural preservation. Los Angeles guest artists Mateo Ozelotzin-Hernandez and Maria Villamil will lead students through methods of theatre, storytelling and indigenous song to unpack identity, community, and the topics that are impacting our neighborhoods and our world.
For fifteen years Mateo and Maria have used theatre as a tool for indigenous preservation and expression. Using the methods of Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal), they value theatre as an action tool, and most importantly, to improve listening skills, develop confidence, increase cooperation, resolve conflict, and encourage citizen engagement.
While the lens of the lessons are through Latin culture, the topic of the Springdale workshop project will be local, topical, and personal. The workshop is open to all races and cultures, and will be facilitated in Spanish, English, and Indigenous languages.
This project is produced by Artist’s Laboratory Theatre with generous support from the University of Arkansas Brown Chair of English Literacy, Arts Center of the Ozarks, and the Walton Family Foundation.