Digital Connections

 
Digital Connections

The ASU Gammage mission is Connecting Communities™. In these challenging, ever-changing times we will continue our mission even if the “connecting” is through digital platforms.

We need the arts more than ever. We are offering FREE digital experiences including masterclasses, fun demos and other experiences for you to engage with us. 

1/25 Masterclass: Using Theatre to Explore Big Ideas with Kids

Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Teaching Artists Taylor and Tony guide primary school-aged kids through voice and movement exercises to help them develop social-emotional tools and understand big concepts.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

1/26 Each Measure

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Each Measure is a Digital Performance series highlighting the artistic talents of students at Arizona State University. The last several months has pushed these artists to new levels, challenging them to think creatively, stay active and to look at their art forms in a new way. 

Featured artists Sara R. Matin and James Anthony Procopio will share a preview of the original workshop cast singing "You Could Be Famous" (original work) and discuss their artistic process and experiences. 

Watch on YouTube

1/27: gather: a live online storytelling series

Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Watch on YouTube or Facebook Live

Storytellers Amanda Royce Josanaraae Cheromiah (Laguna Pueblo, indigenous youth mentor and doctoral candidate), Nathan Romero (seasoned storyteller and pan, hearing impaired dispensary budtender) and Xyra Flores del Hoyo Sagrado (nonbinary trans queer drag artist and activist) join guest host, ASU alumna and past “gather” storyteller Sarah Tan to tell stories. This month’s theme is “Unmasked.” Watch live and send your questions for the Q&A!

2/1 Masterclass: Art From Around the World: China

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Dragons were once used to represent the emperor in China. An example of a silk robe has a dragon and many other symbols on it. We will discuss Chinese culture, symbolism and textiles. Then we will draw our own dragon and create symbols that are meaningful to each artist. The result will be a unique robe design full of meaning!

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

2/8 Masterclass: Kicking Up a Storm: Exploring Weather through Drama

Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at 4 p.m.

In this masterclass students will connect the ever changing energy and spirit of weather to the impactful energy of drama and movement. Students will transform data into dramatic performances. Join Natalie Trelstad, theatre artist and educator, as she guides students through this incredible scientific and creative journey.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

2/22 Masterclass: Self-Regulation through Creative Movement

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Let's get on our feet and explore how we can use our body to understand our emotional and physical state! With Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) growing as an area of importance come learn how creative movement can be used for personal check-ins and self-regulation. Leave this workshop with tools for healthy reflection for yourself or your students. No dance or movement experience necessary!

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

2/23 Each Measure

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Each Measure is a Digital Performance series highlighting the artistic talents of students at Arizona State University. The last several months has pushed these artists to new levels, challenging them to think creatively, stay active and to look at their art forms in a new way.

Featured artist Ausette Anderies will share a Shakespearean monologue and answer questions about her studies and how she uses theater as a creative tool to make an impact in her community.

2/25 Digital Performance: COWBOY

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Set In 1888, twenty-three years after the abolishment of slavery, U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves and his Indian companion Grant Johnson, a Creek-Freedman find themselves stuck in a saloon with two wanted criminals.

This is a FREE digital performance. 

 

 

Watch on Youtube

3/1 Masterclass: Helping Preteens Navigate Difficult Subjects through Theatre

Monday, March 4, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Teaching Artists Taylor and Tony dive further into voice and movement exercises to show middle school-aged kids how to express themselves more confidently and consider their own needs and obstacles.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

3/8 Masterclass: Art From Around the World: Japan

Monday, March 8, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Sashiko art is an ancient Japanese embroidery technique that means “little stabs." We will look at different designs and applications of this beautiful textile art form. Then we will draw out some traditional designs and create our own. The result will be a drawing full of patterns inspired by Japanese Sashiko.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

3/15 Masterclass: Kicking Up a Storm: Exploring Weather through Drama

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 4 p.m.

In this masterclass students will connect the ever changing energy and spirit of weather to the impactful energy of drama and movement. Students will transform data into dramatic performances. Join Natalie Trelstad, theatre artist and educator, as she guides students through this incredible scientific and creative journey.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

3/22 Masterclass: Let's Build a Community!

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 4 p.m.

If you were in charge, what would your city be like? Using Creative drama and play, we will build our own cities to explore concepts of civics, economics, and geography. Animate and contextualize larger economical and societal concepts for young people! Come with paper, drawing material, and other objects you may want to include in your city!

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

3/29 Masterclass: Theatre Skills for Deconstructing Complex Concepts with Teens

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Teaching Artists Taylor and Tony share more involved and personal movement and voice exercises to break down daunting universal ideas and consider how they affect their individual lives.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live

4/5 Masterclass: Art From Around the World: India

Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Henna was brought to India in the 1500’s. Its beautiful symbols and creation are an important part of festivals and celebrations, especially weddings. We will use some basic henna designs to decorate an envelope and make a card.

This virtual masterclass is made possible with support from the Abbett Family Foundation.

Watch on Facebook Live