Wednesday, December 10, 2014

REVIEWS: High-fives from the schools (and venues)!

This is what Arts Education is all about!
Once in a while, people take a few minutes of their precious time to send us a much appreciated feedback on how Prologue's artists and companies are doing in their school. 

June 12, 2015 (about DuffleBag Theatre, THEATRE) 
"The performance (Snow White/Blanche Neige) was the best that I've seen at my school!  The humour was excellent in French and in English."  
‎"It was AWESOME!!! Our entire group - grades 4-8 & staff - were in stitches the entirety of the show! They include audience members - individually and as a group - and everyone was engaged."
"Great show!! Even the students who don't love French, loved this."
– Comments received from teachers in Bluewater District School Board

June 12, 2015 (about DuffleBag Theatre, THEATRE) 
"Thanks for all your help with the organization. Please pass on to Dufflebag how well appreciated all their efforts were."
– Laura Stockland (System Curriculum Lead Teacher (French / Early Years) Bluewater District School Board)

June 3, 2015 (about Philippe Flahaut, MUSIC) 
"It was a clear success when children request an encore!"
– Toronto Public Library

May 21, 2015 (about Nathalie Vachon, STORYTELLING) 
"Nathalie Vachon was amazing and I have a teacher who's been picking her brain about bringing storytelling into her program for next years." 
– Andrea Kerr (Learning Support Coordinator, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board)

"God has given you a great talent!" 
– Candid student (Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board)

February 2015 (about Firebrand TheatreMUSICAL THEATRE"Just wanted to say that the performance was amazing. He is definitely a great actor and the students loved all the different characters he played. I could tell the students were really engaged because they all had a lot of questions at the end. Also, during the entire show you couldn't hear anyone talking because they were all so engaged. Perfect performance and I would definitely recommend it to other teachers.’’
– Alexander Testa (Discovery PS) 

Feb. 2, 2015 (about Nathalie Vachon, STORYTELLING) 
"Nathalie, we enjoyed your performances so much! The feedback from the staff and students was fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us!  My own daughter, who was in the second group, is still talking about how much she loved the stories! I have already passed along how impressed we were to our language consultant and will not hesitate to recommend you in the future! Merci beaucoup for sharing your unique talents with us!"
– Caley Evans, teacher (Harwich-Raleigh PS, Blenheim)
Jan. 23, 2015 (about Fana SoroMUSIC
"I would like to say a "BIG THANK YOU" for the gift of the drumming experience today at the assembly. Informative, cultural, musical, hands-on, fun , interesting, and professionally/educationally exceptional in the delivery; my music intelligence mind was on overdrive. I am still smiling."
– Kim Wakeford, Core French Teacher (Bridgeport Public School, Waterloo Region) 

Dec. 19, 2014 (about Chris McKhoolMUSIC)
"His interaction with the audience, his preparation, his variety of music and his way of teaching the children all about world percussion was incredible. He is a treasure in your rosters of artists."

– Keith Scott (Levi Creek Public School, Mississauga) 

Dec. 10, 2014 (about TorQ Percussion QuartetMUSIC)
"It was the best performance ever! The guys related to the kids, and the performance had humour and was creative and very informative. They were amazing, kept the kids engaged, and the pre performance package was great. I loved that they gave teachers ideas during the performance. I will be booking them again next year!" 
– Jill Norman, Principal (Roselands Junior Public School) 

Dec. 02, 2014 (about CadenceMUSIC)
"The workshop was amazing! Full of relevant activities for the students that linked back to what they were doing in their vocal class. The teacher was quite impressed and the students enjoyed the fact that the artists took time to ask questions of the students and tell their personal artistic history! Well done! A wonderful time was had by all! Thanks so much!"
– Robbie Frankel, Education & Academy Coordinator, (Vaughan City Playhouse Theatre and Academy)

Feb. 14, 2014 (about Tribal Vision DanceDANCE)
"Dear Naomi, I really enjoyed watching your performance. The best part was when you did the hoop dancing. I really liked all the animals you made and I really liked the earth you made. Thank you for teaching us about the importance of unity." 
– Student from Stephen Saywell Public School in Oshawa

Sample of reviews received in 2014 

“Excellent performance! Finch students were thoroughly entertained by Shoestring’s performance of the Magic Flute.  The study guide was great and I look forward to using some of the follow up activities with the students.” – Tibor Lako, Finch Public School (about Shoestring OperaThe Shoestring Magic Flute)

“Students and Staff loved the performances. It made our kids want to get up and dance. They were tapping right along with the percussion sounds/ songs. Study guide was helpful too. Classroom teachers and music teachers loved it.” - Catherine Unelli, Royal Orchard Middle School (about TorQThe Energy of Percussion)

“Our students were completely engrossed in the show and we will use the content in several grades as a reference point for learning in social studies/history, drama, and dance.”  - Peter Jenkins, Kettle Lakes Public School (about Red Sky Performance, Mistatim)

About DuffleBag TheatreTHEATRE

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