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         Atumpan' PVC methodology, along with the Multiple Intelligences model, and Classical Theatre integration, provides a framework of communication for audiences in corporate settings, conferences, and professional development.
​MISSION AND HISTORY

             The mission of Atumpan Edutainment is to provide affordable and accessible opportunities for artsist' development of onstage and behind the scenes talents through arts education, professional performances, special projects and community events. 

 Atumpan is

  • 501(c)3 non profit organization

  • Resident performance company at the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center since 2011, currently at the Fred Heutte Center in Norfolk's Ghent section

  • Founded in 1998. Led by founding members LaQuita Marie Staten and Corey the Talented Blind Guy AKA the Dynamic Duo

  •  Storytelling is the main focus of Atumpan for

    • groups

    • reenactments

    • stage plays to provide a full season of edutainment. 

    • Special projects (CD productions, educational videos, or workshops with master dance and percussion instructors from around the country)

  •  Participants of  Atumpan Dance Theatre classes often transition into the Atumpan Dance Theatre Company

    • professional performance opportunities

    • stipends

    • travel opportunities

Atumpan Edutainment’s PVC Pipeline for Learning follows the following 3 fundamental principles gained from studying Piaget, Vygotsky, and Chomsky’s theories:

  • Physical manipulation of objects when engaging in activities related to learning.

  • Incorporation of teaching techniques that account for the cultural context in which children are learning.

  • Contacting information a minimum of 7 times using different modalities.

Atumpan Edutainment’s PVC Pipeline for Learning

       Atumpan Edutainment has developed the PVC (Piaget, Vygotsky, and Chomsky) Pipeline for Learning.  According to communication theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Chomsky, people are ‘hardwired’ for learning—especially for language skills development and literacy acquisition.  The development of these components of human communication occurs as the brain develops and organizes learned information into schemas—patterns for recognition, recall, and application of information.  The PVC methodology, along with the Multiple Intelligences model, and Classical Theatre integration, provides a framework of communication for audiences in corporate settings, conferences, and professional development.     

 PVC Pipeline for learning Methodology

       Atumpan Edutainment incorporates the aforementioned fundamentals by using world music, folklore, and dance to enhance the educational experience of adults, teens, and children (preK-12th grade). 

 

Participants in a story adventure performance or a hands-on workshop will:

  • Play a variety of percussion instruments to create rhythmic patterns as part of traditional rhythms and original compositions.

  • Use chants and songs relative to spelling, project goals, or other objectives that, when played with a rhythm, can teach how to ‘chunk’ words, how to remember processes, and learn new information.

  • Encounter classic literature that has been ‘fractured’ or recreated by Atumpan Edutainment to incorporate themes, trends, and technology that makes these stories culturally relevant to today’s adults and youth.

  • Engage in call-response story listening (auditory learning), story building (writing skills), and story adventure ballets (learning by movement) to reinforce work-life routines, community building, and classroom lessons.

STAFF

ARTISTIC & MUSICAL DIRECTORS

CHOREOGRAPHERS

VISUAL DESIGNS

COMMUNICATIONS

LaQuita Marie Staten

Corey Staten

 

Fannese Britton

LaQuita Marie Staten

 

Karen Pino Salazar

Kiayi Teasley

Whitney Williams

Fannese Britton

Karen Pino Salazar

BOARD MEMBERS

Sandra Greene

CHAIRMAN

LaQuita Staten

PRESIDENT

Fannese Britton

VICE PRESIDENT

Monty Ross

SECRETARY

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P O Box 1035

Portsmouth, VA 23705

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OPENING HOURS

Atumpan Edutainment staff responds to email and phone inquiries throughout the day.

MONDAY - SATURDAY

09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

ADDRESS

(757)525-YARN (9276)

WEAVING WORLD MUSIC, FOLKLORE, AND DANCE

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