YA Charter School - Learn More
 
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters   Make a Donation   Facebook Twitter You Tube Flickr
 
   
     
 

Performances

Through a balance of demonstration and audience participation, captivating live performances by Young Audiences artists challenge students to think creatively. Performances lasting 45 minutes entertain and engage up to 300 students in an auditorium, gymnasium or other large group setting. Young Audiences represents a roster of over 65 musicians, singers, dancers, actors, poets, storytellers and visual artists.

"Young Audiences allows Kumbuka to reach future artists and arts lovers."

- Ausettua Amor Amenkum
  Artistic Director, Kumbuka African Dance Ensemble


Performance Offerings

 

The concept of this program is to discuss and demonstrate through live music and dance, how to accomplish goals and be successful through hard work and perseverance. Many examples will be discussed including school and other challenges throughout life. The common idea is NEVER GIVE UP! The title of the program "In or out: Never Give Up" reflects this, and the idea of being "In vs Out" will portray this theme and be presented to the audience.
 

Artist: OperaCréole
Opera and classical music in New Orleans and around the world has always included the contributions of people of color. It is their participation in opera, as well as the music of Africa, Spain, and Haiti that contributed to the birth of jazz. This is true for many people of African descent around the world. This history has been lost for too long! Now is the time for young people to learn about all of their history.
 

This engaging program is designed to coordinate with Black History Month.
 

Ivory Coast natives Seguenon Kone and Boubacar Cissoko provide a unique and informative program hilighting the role of the drum in African culture.
 

Explore the history of Country and Americana music through this engaging program with a focus on the roots of country and western music.
 

Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt set America on a new path to freedom and justice. This program pays tribue to the civil rights icon who forged a path for artists in the operatic field today.
 

This program will take the audience on a trip to Africa. Students will explore the culture of the coast of West Africa through song and dance, and audience members will be selected to play an instrument or learn a traditional African dance.
 

This is a culturally rich learning experience that takes students on a tour "Across the Border" to several regions of Mexico through dance. Students will discover Mexico's unique and exciting traditions and participate in a traditional folklore dance.
 

Drums move the body and the soul. N’Kafu Traditional African Dance Company will take you on a journey to the riches continent in the world. Students will gain a clear understanding of age-old values and folklore of the African people through dance and drumming.
 

Students will be amazed at this spectacular presentation of Afro-Caribbean culture. From the drummers and dancers in traditional African dress to the larger than lie stil dancers, this program is sure to engage everyone present.
 

Our songs are our heritage! Let's keep these songs alive and part of our culture by encouraging children to experience the joy of singing! You are my Sunshine, My Darling Clementine, Yankee Doodle Dandy, America the Beautiful & more.
 

The PRC also offers two stand-alone lessons on topics that are all too often neglected in our city’s classrooms: the development of the architecture and neighborhoods of New Orleans. Architecture 101 is an interactive look into the development of the unique and distinct architectural types and styles that can be found across New Orleans.
 

Travel the world with music from around the globe.
 

Nanette Ledet and Seguenon Kone have joined forces to present a fascinating rhythmic journey that traces the origins of New Orleans msuic all the way back to West Africa.
 

Artist: Mike Artell
Award-winning children's author/illustrator and TV cartoonist shows kids how to create wonderful cartoons that will help them think more visually. Kids draw along as Mike shows them how to draw people, animals, objects, special effects and much more.
 

The Terrific Traveling Troubadours invite children to travel to different cultures around the world. These charming and beloved tales teach important life lessons while inspiring an appreciation for reading.
 

The Classical Music of North India program introduces the rich melodic and rhythmic structures of North Indian classical music in an entertaining yet educational format. Featuring exquisite instruments like the tabla drums, sarode and sitar, students are engaged with creative sound play using drum language and melody note combinations.
 

Artist:
This workshop focuses on presenting tools to aspiring poets/spoken word artists for stronger writing. Students learn how to find their own voice and rhythm in their writing.
 

Kabuki Dancers are now offering a powerhouse of a workshop complete with dancing, spoken word and drums.
 

Kabuki Dancers are offering a Dance workshop alongside a spoken word workshop to combine physical education and poetic expression.
 
 
 
Search Offerings/Artists Search Offerings
More Search Options

News/Calendar
Latest News
Call for Artists: Young Audiences of Louisiana hosts a December Teaching Artist Institute
November 8, 2018

Bring your artistry to the classroom. Young Audiences of Louisiana hosts a December Teaching Artist Institute and accompanying artist residency program at local elementary schools. Professional artists will learn the fundamentals in teaching through arts integration and receive a stipend to pilot a five-session residency in a local classroom– all at no cost to the artist. Registration is now open for professional artists interested in participating.


Young Audiences of Louisiana presents the 8th Annual Dancing For the Arts
October 18, 2017

The 8th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will be held at The Civic Theatre on Friday, December 1 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.


GPOA Foundation Awards Young Audiences of Louisiana with Grant to Fund Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Initiative.
March 10, 2017

GPOA Foundation Awards Young Audiences of Louisiana with Grant to Fund Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Summer Initiative.


Young Audiences of Louisiana Receives Arts Council New Orleans Community Arts Grant
March 8, 2017

Arts Council New Orleans Community Arts Grant Videography Professional Development Program


Young Audiences of Louisiana Expands Free Baby Artsplay!™ Program To Eight Cultural Institutions Throughout New Orleans With Support from The Helis Foundation
March 7, 2017

Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) in partnership with The Helis Foundation announced plans to expand their successful early learning program, Baby Artsplay!™, to eight cultural institutions across the city of New Orleans.




Related Videos

 
   
 
Copyright © 2011-2018 Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Site Created and Maintained by Jean-Paul Gisclair.