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STREAMING MON OCT 4 – FRI OCT 15 // UMS Digital Presentation

(Digital) School Day Performance for and Grades K-3 and Families:
Acrobuffos
Air Play

 

A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty: umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, Air Play was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement, and technology.

With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater, and guaranteed fun for your students!

To complement Air Play, our UMS Learning Guide offers historical context about circus theater, information about the performers, and student activities.

This Digital Arts Adventure is brought to you in part by
UMCU Arts Adventures

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my registration was received?
Once your request has been processed, our Patron Services Coordinator Rochelle Clark will send you a confirmation email. If you do not receive one in 3-5 business days, please contact the ticket office at 734.764.2538. Our staff is working remotely and is available from 1-5 pm Monday-Friday, or you can email us at umsyouth@umich.edu.
How long will the Digital School Day Performance be available?
Each digital School Day Performance will be available for a specific two week period, beginning on a Monday and ending on the following Friday. You may access the performance at any time during that time frame. Please check the website for the window of availability of each performance.
How do I access the Digital School Day Performance?
An email with a private link and a password that allows you to access the video presentation will be sent to the email address on your registration form.
Are these digital School Day Performances available to the public?
Yes! UMS will be extending the availability of these Digital School Day Performances to all families with children. Registration for families will begin on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
What resources are available that are appropriate for K-12 students?
Please visit ums.org/playground to explore our online video units featuring UMS teaching artists, or ums.org/k12program to download K-12 Learning Guides from past UMS School Day Performances. New Performance Playground videos and Learning Guides will be added in the coming months, so check back to see the latest offerings.
Will UMS still offer pre-and post-performance workshops or other K-12 education arts enrichment experiences?
UMS will continue to support the K-12 community with exceptional arts experiences for educators and students. We are currently exploring ways to adapt our pre- and post-show workshops to bring teaching artist workshops to your virtual classroom.
STREAMING MON OCT 4 – FRI OCT 15
UMS Digital Presentation

(Digital) School Day Performance for and Grades K-3 and Families:
Acrobuffos
Air Play

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A circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, Air Play transforms ordinary objects into uncommon beauty: umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. Created by circus performers Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, in collaboration with kinetic sculptor Daniel Wurtzel, Air Play was devised through years of experimentation with simple materials, movement, and technology.

With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theater, and guaranteed fun for your students!

To complement Air Play, our UMS Learning Guide offers historical context about circus theater, information about the performers, and student activities.

This Digital Arts Adventure is brought to you in part by
UMCU Arts Adventures

Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my registration was received?
Once your request has been processed, our Patron Services Coordinator Rochelle Clark will send you a confirmation email. If you do not receive one in 3-5 business days, please contact the ticket office at 734.764.2538. Our staff is working remotely and is available from 1-5 pm Monday-Friday, or you can email us at umsyouth@umich.edu.
How long will the Digital School Day Performance be available?
Each digital School Day Performance will be available for a specific two week period, beginning on a Monday and ending on the following Friday. You may access the performance at any time during that time frame. Please check the website for the window of availability of each performance.
How do I access the Digital School Day Performance?
An email with a private link and a password that allows you to access the video presentation will be sent to the email address on your registration form.
Are these digital School Day Performances available to the public?
Yes! UMS will be extending the availability of these Digital School Day Performances to all families with children. Registration for families will begin on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
What resources are available that are appropriate for K-12 students?
Please visit ums.org/playground to explore our online video units featuring UMS teaching artists, or ums.org/k12program to download K-12 Learning Guides from past UMS School Day Performances. New Performance Playground videos and Learning Guides will be added in the coming months, so check back to see the latest offerings.
Will UMS still offer pre-and post-performance workshops or other K-12 education arts enrichment experiences?
UMS will continue to support the K-12 community with exceptional arts experiences for educators and students. We are currently exploring ways to adapt our pre- and post-show workshops to bring teaching artist workshops to your virtual classroom.
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