The Charleston Gaillard Center serves students and the others throughout the Lowcountry by offering curriculum-based workshops, master classes, pre-show lectures, and more. All of these programs are designed to bring the arts to the classroom, the community, to you.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Master Class & Mock Audition
January 26, 2023
Intermediate & Advanced Dancers (13 years and older only)
$30 Registration Fee
You asked, and we answered! The Gaillard Education & Community Program and PURE Theatre are expanding our highly successful Summer Theater Intensive by adding an additional session during the school year for student actors in grades 7 through 12. In this 9-week intensive, actors will be cast in, study, rehearse, and perform a full production.
Classes will focus on critical (and also fun to learn) performance skills: vocalization, characterization, motivations, movement, blocking and staging, and some cool conversations with the designers and technicians who make it all happen behind the scenes and backstage. We will even throw in a few theater games. Classes and performances will be held at Cannon Street Arts Center, the home of PURE Theatre.
Scholarships are available. Please contact email@example.com.
ABOUT PURE THEATRE
PURE Theatre is a professional regional theatre in Charleston, SC that creates consequential theatre experiences by and for a diverse gathering of artists and audiences. PURE produces work that inspires thought, ignites dialogue, and heightens consciousness, and contributes to the urgent exchange of ideas, viewpoints, aspirations, and inspirations of our community. PURE Theatre is committed to the highest standards in theatre education and draws from the extensive training and experience of its 20 member Core Ensemble of professional actors and directors. Theatre training at PURE joyfully explores the creation of theatre by delivering peak educational experiences that reinforce confidence, amplify social-emotional aptitude, and develop critical “success skills” which students will utilize throughout their lives.
Session 2 | April 3 – May 25, 2023 | Play: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.
Location: All classes and performances will be held at Cannon Street Arts Center
Cost: $450 per student
Monday and Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Session 2 Dates:
- 4/3 & 4/5
- 4/10 & 4/12
- 4/17 & 4/19
- 4/24 & 4/26
- 5/1 & 5/3
- 5/8 & 5/10
- 5/15 & 5/17
- 5/22 & 5/24
Final Performance: Thursday, May 25th at 3:00pm
A program brought to you by the Charleston Gaillard Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Engaging Creative Minds, and Charleston Symphony.
Teacher Professional Development for Dance Integration
February 25, 2023
7:30pm | Charleston Gaillard Center Presents Humans 2.0 by Circa
Workshops are offered both in-person and virtually.
Poet Laureate and Gaillard Center’s Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker is Charleston, South Carolina’s first poet laureate and an Academy of American Poets fellow.. Read more…
In addition to poetry, Marcus is an award-winning graphic designer and musician. He’s published nine poetry books and has been recognized by NPR, the Kennedy Center, The Washington National Opera, PBS Newshour, and more. Learn more about Marcus here.
Poetry Workshop Opportunities
Self-Portrait Poems (Grades 9–12)
Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker will teach students a poetry lesson that shines a light on each student’s personal story. During the lesson, students will learn the impact of the written word, and realize that their voice matters. During the experience, they will write two poems using guided prompts. At the end of the lesson, students will have the opportunity to share their work.
Write About What You See! (Grades 6-9)
Ekphrastic poems are a common tool used by poets to make their poems come alive. Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker will use various images – famous paintings, album artwork, video game images, and more – to guide students in writing poems that are vivid descriptions of a scene.
All About Alliteration (Grades 3-5)
Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker will teach students all about one of the most-used figurative language tools: alliteration. During the lesson, Amaker will show examples of alliteration in well-known poems and lead the students in writing their own fun and impactful pieces.
Music Poems (Grades 5-9)
Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker will use figurative language tools (alliteration, rhyme and repetition) to guide students in writing poems inspired by music. Students will hear examples of spoken word and be given the tools they need to write their own!
Metaphors! (Grades 5-9)
Poet Laureate and Artist-in-Residence Marcus Amaker will guide students on a deep understanding of metaphors and how to use them in their writing.