Playing on the Borderline
Playing on the Borderline: Music, Visual Arts, Movement and Global Citizenship
This arts residency is inspired by the musical work in the video “Borderline: Batucada with Orchestra” by Spanish born and lifetime New Yorker, composer Ricardo Llorca. Infused with the “Batucada” rhythms of Bahia (Brazil), Llorca created his work as a reaction to the global inequities protests occurring in Madrid in 2010. In this arts residency, students will have the opportunity to experience “Borderline” via different points of entry: percussion, movement and visual arts. Using hands-on activities, connections will be made to the idea of “global citizenship”, using as a focus Sustainable Development Goal 10 as outlined by the United Nations, of eradicating global inequality.
• To give students an overview of Sustainable Development Goals, concentrating on SDG10, which focuses on reducing global inequalities.
• Explore visual arts activities as well impromptu music making that is created during global inequality social movements.
• Music Skills: students will learn to play percussion sounds they hear and see in the video “Borderline: Batucada for Orchestra”.
• Visual Arts Skills: students will be guided in creating "home-made" instruments and paper collages that would be used and or displayed in the final performance, and in which “student choice and voice” will be encouraged and explored.
• Dance and Creative Movement Skills: students will develop dance literacy, and will be guided in creating movement sequences that align with the themes of global citizenship and personal empowerment.
• Q/A and reflection session, culminating in a student performance, in which students articulate themes that have personal meaning and pertain to SDG10.