Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Our Hands Speak


  As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others. **

Photo from the Our Hands Speak Video
The 2011/2012 Visual Arts K-12 curriculum focused on the Art of the Pacific. Students learned about the art and culture of Russia, Asia and Oceania. During one particular Dance lesson, our students learned about Deaf dancers in China and were inspired by "Thousand Hand - Guan Yin." Their "Thousand Hand" dance choreography was performed by Deaf dancers of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe. TLC students then created their interpretation and designed their own movement choreography. The video was edited by the art teacher, Mary Silvestri Simmons.  Slideshow from the TLC's Annual Art Show 2013 "Art of the Pacific" (May 2013) can be viewed on TLC's website here.  

** Above quote from the original choreographer of "Thousand Hands - Guan Yin," Zhang Jigang can be found here

Gyotaku Fish Prints created by Elementary Art Students

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