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STAGE PLAY:
DECEMBER 26, 2018

Annual Kwanzaa

For the past five years, Atumpan has presented a stage play for their Kwanzaa celebration that is free and open to the public.  Open call auditions are held so  that the community can participate as well

 

AUDITIONS:

7:00pm-8:15pm  Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Kroc Center

SHOW DATE:

 

PARTICIPANTS: 

  •  ACT Dance Theatre

  • Community Players that audition

 

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:  *select performers participate in previews

  • Williamsburg, VA

  • Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

  • Children's Museum in Portsmouth, VA

  • Atumpan produces Fun at the Fred series thanks to its generous sponsors.

  • Award winning Bob Zentz has a star on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk, VA

  • Check out the video to see why Bob is a celebrated folk singer

  • REGISTER to attend the free concert as part of the Fun at the Fred

STAGE PLAY:
DECEMBER 26, 2017

Annual Kwanzaa

For the past five years, Atumpan has presented a stage play for their Kwanzaa celebration that is free and open to the public.  Open call auditions are held so  that the community can participate as well

 

AUDITIONS:

11:00am-12:00pm  Saturday, November 1, 2017

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SHOW DATE:

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 *the first day of Kwanzaa

 

PARTICIPANTS: 

  •  A.C.T. Dance Theatre

  • Community Players that audition

 

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:  *select performers participate in previews

  • Williamsburg, VA

  • Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

  • Children's Museum in Portsmouth, VA

PLATINUM YEAR

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ATUMPAN

Testimonials will be on the Platinum Party Page

  • Virtual Platinum Party Form collects your testimonial; videos and highlights displayed there

  • Culminating Platinum Party is on January 20, 2018

  • WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:00pm-10:00pm *doors open 6:30pm

  • WHERE: Hugh R. Copeland Center 112 W Wilson Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510

  • WHO: Adults

ACT Dance Theatre
LIVE!

Go LIVE with ACT Dance Theatre

Social media LIVE platforms and a videographer takes each event to friends/artists

  • First Wednesday & Saturday of July and August 2017

  • Rotate between Acting, Dance & Percussion training sessions

    • Performances include Jonkonnu Celebration at Tryon Palace and CaribFest at Town Point Park

  • Saturdays culminate with a Crossroads Crowd Pleaser performance at the Children’s Museum

  • Intensives are filmed and go live during certain times of the class

  • The color theme for each intensive is yellow, green, blue and white, be creative

  • WHEN: Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • WHERE: Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High St., Portsmouth *FREE parking County St. garage

  • WHO: Adults, teens, kids ages 5+

Wine Cabaret Series:
Winter Edition

Wine & Cabaret Series

WHAT:  Evening entertainment with international artists Charlotte Blake Alston, Bob Zentz, and Lynn Ruehlmann plus interludes with A.C.T. Dance Theatre, Jazz saxophonist Talton Manning, DJ Seko
WHEN:  Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Dupont Studio, 500 Studio Way Virginia Beach, VA *large parking lot near entrance

HOW:  Just REGISTER to secure your seat

FAQ

  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    • Ample parking at the rear of the studio is convenient for attendees.

  • Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    • No, the guest list will be at the check in.

  • What is the refund policy?

    • All tickets are non-refundable. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Atumpan Edutainment's "Against All Odds" campaign which uses art as a vehicle for change for persons with different-abilities, often termed disabilities.

Fall Dance Workshop:
Patricial Hall
Founder, Kuumba Dance Co.

Annual Fall Dance Workshop

WHAT:  Guest artist Patricia Hall of Kuumba Dance Co. provides a one day intensive of "Kassa"
WHEN:  Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Diehn Performing Arts Building, 1339 W 49th St. Norfolk, VA *1st Floor Dance studio

HOW:  Just REGISTER to reserve your spot and pay at the door

FAQ

  • Do I need prior experience?

    • No experience is necessary, beginners and advanced dancers are welcome  

  • What is Kassa?

    • Kassa is a harvest dance done in Guinea; its technique will be taught in the workshop    

  • Is there a student discount?   

    •   Students pay a suggested donation of $5

    •   General donation suggested is $15

    •   Folks without funds can register and admitted on a limited basis

  • What happens at the Annual Fall Dance Workshop?

    • A guest artist teaches technique for a dance to be included in Atumpan's Kwanzaa stage play

    • The culture of being gracious to guests will extend into an informal showcase and reception  

    • The reception will adhere to the whole food initiative of Atumpan (fruit, cheese, chips, salsa...)      

STAGE PLAY:
From Pimp to Preacher
Petey Wheatstraw's Revival

A Comedy Stage Play Written by Corey the Talented Blind Guy​

WHAT:  “From Pimp to Preacher: Petey Wheatstraw’s Revival”      ONE DAY ONLY!
WHEN:  Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  G. R. Little Theater Elizabeth City, NC 27909 *on campus of ECSU

HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR:  Download THIS FORM to secure a $50 table or complete THIS FORM ONLINE *no food vendors please

HOW TO GET TICKETS: $15 general seating

  • Online HERE  

  • BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS: 

    • US Coast Guard Air Base, MWR Office  1664 Weeksville Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909   CALL (252)335-6482   

    • iKandy Hair Studio 112 North Poindexter St.​ Elizabeth City, NC 27909  CALL (252)597-5046

  • MOBILE BOX OFFICES:  

    •   Edward & Mary Holley (252)335-7023

    •   In the Master's Hands; contact Ethel Staten (252)312-5331

    •   Wilma Griffin (252)339-9499          


A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit the 3rd Annual Caregivers Awards Gala by Kelly's Choice—a 501(C)3 organization.  Here are updates on their work: https://www.facebook.com/kellyschoicenow AND you can nominate directly: http://www.kellyschoicenow.com/caregiver-honoree

STAGE PLAY:
December 26, 2016

Annual Kwanzaa

For the past five years, Atumpan has presented a stage play for their Kwanzaa celebration that is free and open to the public.  Open call auditions are held so  that the community can participate as well

 

AUDITIONS:

7:30pm-8:30pm  Wednesdays, October 19 & 26, 2016

1:00pm-2:00pm  Saturday, October 22, 2016

SHOW DATE:

Monday, December 26, 2016 *the first day of Kwanzaa

 

PARTICIPANTS: 

  • Attucks Theatre Arts Incubator Artists: A.C.T. Dance Theatre, Clyde Santana Writing Guild, Myra Smith Vocal Ensembles, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, String Presence Violin Academy

  • Community Players that audition

 

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:  *select performers participate in previews

  • Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC 

  • Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC

  • Children's Museum in Portsmouth, VA

 

EVENING SUMMER CAMP:
Wild Out Wednesdays

Wild Out Wednesdays are BACK

The theme is Jonkonnu in honor of the famed Jonkonnu Festivals of Nassau Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.  Enjoy fun family fitness during eight weeks of this evening camp.  Ages 7+ can attend without adult supervision and adults can register as well. Camp will conclude with a performance in the Carribean Festival at Town Point Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016. 

 

GENERAL SCHEDULE:

6:00pm-6:30pm  Opening rhythms, camp songs, parade prep

6:30pm-7:00pm  Breakout into craft and dance groups by ages

7:00pm-7:30pm  Breakout groups trade places

7:30pm-8:00pm  Groups reconvene to parade with crafts and costumes 

CAMP INCLUDES:

DANCE: Zumba, Lyrical, African, Line *Jonkonnu parade each night to conclude camp

  • Instruction to learn the moves, followed by dance to live and recorded music for dancing

  • Warm up, cool down, technique training

  • "Costuming" provided and additional costume created in craft segments

RHYTHMS:  *included in the Jonkonnu parade at the end of each camp class

  • Patterns, sounds, silences, repetition

  • Polyrhythms 

  • Tambourines, bells, drums, bala, caxixi

CRAFTS:

  • Create several instruments for use during camp classes

  • Create several costume pieces for use during camp classes

  • Create body magic with instruction on paint, glitter, gems

FOLKLORE:

  • Engage in folklore with theatre games

  • Create folklore with sequencing games

  • Perform folklore with rhythms, crafts, and dance created during camp class

*Performance opportunity at the Carribean Festival in Town Point Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016 as part of camp completion

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

PARK in the rear parking lot, ENTER at the rear door of the Attucks Theatre 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, if you register online then your name is on the list.

What age group is this best for?

This is an evening camp for all ages up to adults.  Children ages 7 and up can be dropped off if attending without adults, for children ages 3-6, an adult is required to attend with them.

SUMMER STAGE PLAY:
From Pimp to Preacher
Petey Wheatstraw's Revival

A Comedy Stage Play Written by Corey the Talented Blind Guy​

WHAT:  “From Pimp to Preacher: Petey Wheatstraw’s Revival”      ONE DAY ONLY!
WHEN:  Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  The Murray Center, 455 E. Brambleton Ave. Norfolk, VA 23510

HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR:  Download THIS FORM to secure a $50 table or complete THIS FORM ONLINE *no food vendors please

HOW (TO GET TICKETS): 

  • Early Bird Tickets  $15.00 (On sale May 20th -July 10th)

  • Advance Tickets= $20.00 (On sale June 21st -August 13th)

  • Purchase tickets HERE or at the Attucks Theatre during the Wild Out Wednesdays evening camps or Saturday morning classes,  or a cast member (Mention your cast member in the checkout)


A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit Meliq’s Wheels—an initiative to help a local
family purchase a lift van for their son with special needs. Here is the Facebook page for that cause: https://www.facebook.com/meliqonthemove/  AND you can donate directly: https://www.gofundme.com/ujsftxnw

INFO EXCHANGE:
Technology Tuesday

ITINERARY

  • 10am-10:30am Registration

  • 10:30am-11:00am Technology demonstrations & displays

  • 11:00am-11:30am Mid- Morning Matinee show

  • 11:30am-12:00pm Panel Discussion

  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1. What Is The Against All Odds Technology Information Exchange?

  • It is a FREE luncheon and exposition of the various adaptive technology vendors, work force development counselors, and state departments that are working to make gainful employment a reality for those with different abilities.

2. Who Is Invited?

  • Human Resource managers, Equal Employment Opportunity specialists, University Career Services counselors

  • Any professionals from the local government and private sector who are in positions to impact hiring decisions.

3. Why Should I Attend?

  • The under employment-unemployment rate of people with different abilities is staggering. The underemployment and unemployment rate of vision impaired people alone is 75%. This event will introduce you to the current adaptive technology that exists to make employing qualified differently abled individuals possible, the different state departments that make purchasing this technology feasible, and different hiring managers who have experienced the benefits of hiring a differently abled person so that we can all work together to reduce the under employment-unemployment of the differently abled.

4. How Much Will It Cost To Attend?

  • The Against All Odds Technology and Information Exchange is FREE thanks to our sponsors Alternate Roots, the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Norfolk Public Libraries, Chick-Fil- A, Harris Teeter, and Chipotle.

5. This Sounds Great! What Are The Event Details?

  • The Against All Odds Technology and Information Exchange will be held on Tuesday, June 7 th from 10a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pretlow Anchor Branch Library in Norfolk. Visit www.CoreyTheTalentedBlindGuy.com to register up to 4 guests for the event.

SPRINGFEST:
Animal Adventures

Atumpan Edutainment invites you to enjoy a fun-filled day on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Fred Huette Center that includes all of these activities:

Animal Adventures

  • First Things First Farm Chicks:  hold and learn about adorable baby chicks 

  • JB's Rattles Reptile Zoo:  hold and learn about reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles, and turtles

  • SPCA Animals:  pet and learn about adopting furry friends

  • Bee Observatory:  watch bees in their natural habitat (safely enclosed)

KnockerBall Stations

  • The new sports craze of KnockerBall is for adults and children too

  • Knockerball staff will provide instructions and assistance

  • Wear your FitBit and count your steps

Musical Fun

  • Drum Circle:  participants can join anytime inside the Fred Huette Center

  • Line Dance:  learn several of Atumpan's line dances

  • Make it & Move it:  Atumpan's crafters will help participants make their own caxixi(simple shaker) or riq(tamourine)

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Fred Huette Center is located in the Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk and has plenty of street parking in the area.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you can bring your printed ticket and we will also have a guest list of attendees.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be given up to 48 hours before the event.  Simply contact the organizer through Eventbrite.

GALA:
Taste of Nigeria

Atumpan Edutainment invites you to enjoy “A Taste of Nigeria” on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Dupont Studios in Virginia Beach

  • Cash Bar

  • Nigerian Fashions

  • Silent Auction

  • Live entertainment by Guests of Honors

  • DJ

  • Nigerian Cuisine

  • Photobooth

  • Marketplace

  • Atumpan Edutainment performers

Come experience the beauty and pageantry of Nigerian culture in your favorite semi-formal attire where you can…

 

See the internationally acclaimed storytellers as we honor Orisirisi African Folklore as Don and Adetutu Harrell weave folklore, music, and songs from Mrs. Tutu’s beloved homeland of Nigeria.  Your taste buds will dance when you….

 

Taste authentic Nigerian wine and tapas. including vegetarian options from Mrs. Sade Oshin of the Yoruba Glorious Women’s Association.  You will also travel to West Africa to…

 

Explore Nigerian art, textiles, and fashion presented by Hampton Roads’ leading Nigerian Cultural Associations.

 

    Proceeds from the gala will benefit  Atumpan Edutainment's Art Accessibility Initiative. 

Kwanzaa Production: OnStage Adventure

  In the spirit of unity, Atumpan Edutainment and the Norfolk Public Libraries are partnering to bring “Umojaa at the Slover” Kwanzaa celebration to Hampton Roads.  On December 26th, at Slover Library, this year’s Kwanzaa celebration will feature Corey the Talented Blind Guy’s original stage-play production entitled “Tales of the Twisted Stick.”  This play blends traditional folklore, songs, music and dance to celebrate the 7 principles of Kwanzaa.

     Enter now to be entered into a raffle before the show.  Raffle prizes include gift cards, water bottles, books, and more.  Here is what to expect: 

  • 5:15pm Crafts, games, and live entertainment in the main lobby and performance lobby of Slover Library related to the 7 principles of Kwanzaa

  • 6:00pm Tales of the Twisted Stick production; raffle prizes at beginning and end

  • 7:00pm Greet the cast, enjoy more crafts and games

  • 8:00pm Farewell to cast, new friends, and event staff

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