Ballet, theater, art, music, yoga classes in Crozet, western Albemarle, near Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Twinkle Project 2017

THE TWINKLE PROJECT 2017:

Variations on a Theme by Mozart

An original interdisciplinary studio production created for workshop students.

We are excited to once again offer a Pre-Twinkle Workshop (see specifics below),
and two Twinkle Projects this year!
If students are interested in attending both Twinkle Project weeks,
please email Sharon Tolczyk at CrozetArts@gmail.com for information.

This year’s production will be directed by Sharon  D. Tolczyk (Artistic Director, Crozet Arts), Boomie Pedersen (Director, Hamner Theater), Elizabeth Brightbill – Twinkle I only (Terra Voce Flute & Cello Duo) and Dr. Beth Cantrell – Twinkle II only (Director, Talent Education at Crozet Arts).  Madhavi Reddi will join Twinkle I as Assistant & Choreographer.

Pre-Twinkle:

UPDATED May 30th:
Monday, June 5/Wednesday, June 7/Thursday, June 8 (after school).

Open to ballet students enrolled in Twinkle I or Twinkle II, who are Crozet Arts ballet students
in rising Ballet B, C, D, Intermediate I, II, III, or outside ballet students of an intermediate level.
Includes a Monday ballet class (and optional Thursday ballet class for Intermediate III students).
Email CrozetArts@gmail.com for schedule.

The Pre-Twinkle workshop offers students with substantial training in ballet the opportunity to prepare
more complex choreography that will be incorporated into The Twinkle Project.

Please email  CrozetArts@gmail.com for more information.

Click here to register & enroll in Pre-Twinkle (with prior approval for new students).

The Twinkle Project I:

3-15-17:  Twinkle I is full unless you have already held a spot.  E-mail office@crozetarts.org
to be put on a list for openings.  Twinkle II still has openings.

with Flutes

June  12 – 16:  9:15 am – 3:15 pm  with performance(s) on Friday (times TBA).

For rising Grades 1 – 9:  Ballet-Theater-Art-Flute.

Tuition:  $275; $194 for sibling.

Tuition includes art supplies & costuming; please bring a lunch and snacks.

Click here to register & enroll.


The Twinkle Project II:

with Cellos

June 19 – 23:  9:15 am – 3:15 pm with performance(s) on Friday (times TBA)

For rising Grades 1 – 9:  Ballet-Theater-Art-Cello.

Tuition:  $275; $194 for sibling.

Tuition includes art supplies & costuming; please bring a lunch and snacks.

Click here to register & enroll.

  

What is The Twinkle Project?

Please see description below photos.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM The Twinkle Project 2015.

The Twinkle Project is an interdisciplinary collaborative production of dance, theater, music, and art, using selections from Mozart’s 12 variations on, “Ah vous dirai-je, Maman” (familiar to us as, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”) and verse from well-known poets & writers (previous workshops have included Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, & Shel Silverstein, and other well-know poets).  The workshop is open to students (girls and boys) with or without experience or previous training in the arts. Students will learn dance/instrumental/drama scenes based on constellations, and other stories & myths (which vary from summer to summer – previous productions have included  Story of Dhruva [North Star], Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lewis Carroll’s How Doth the Little Crocodile & The Mouse’s Tale, Greek myths of Arachne and Athena, a story based on The Unicorn Tapestries, and many more…) and will create props and costume pieces for the production (to take home at the end of the workshop).

Students will concentrate in dance or theater for their performance role(s), or may be involved in both; original choreography and scenes will be created for various small groups based on level of experience & training to build the production.   All students will participate in art and various music activities.

Flute students will perform selected music during Twinkle I
and may accompany the dancers and actors, as well.
Talent Education @ Crozet Arts cello students will perform selected music during Twinkle II
and may accompany the dancers and actors, as well.

During Art, all students will participate in making props/backdrop/costume pieces for the performance, and to take home at the end of the workshop.

On Friday, each workshop will finish with studio performances of the week’s work.

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The Twinkle Project is an original production that will be tailored to those who enroll in the workshop.  Students will work in small groups according to age, interest, and skill level.

Come join us for a creative and fun week!!

The Twinkle Project has been generously supported by grants from the Bama Works fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF).  The grants have provided funds to support the development and infrastructure of the workshop, to sustain and grow this unique collaborative opportunity in the arts in our community.
THANK YOU BAMA WORKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Need-based scholarships are available; email   crozetarts@gmail.com   for information.

Students who participated in past Twinkle Projects are encouraged and welcome to participate again!  The production will be built around the participants, allowing for lots of creativity and new opportunities for all.

What to wear & bring:

–  All students should wear cool, comfortable clothes that are easy to move in
and suitable for art and easy-on/-off shoes.

–  Dance students should wear a solid-color leotard and plain, stretchy shorts; ballet shoes optional;
bare feet okay!  Bring a simple change of clothes.

–  Everyone should bring an old t-shirt (short sleeves!) to wear over clothes for art.

–  Everyone should bring a water bottle (labeled with name) every day.

–  Everyone should bring substantial, healthy snacks (for morning & afternoon) and a bag lunch daily.

Questions?  Email CrozetArts@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM The Twinkle Project 2013.

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