Teaching Artist Spotlight: Rachel Garbus

Today we’re catching up with BAC teaching artist Rachel Garbus, a writer and performer who worked with senior citizens in a podcasting residency at Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center as part of the SU-CASA initiative.  This is Rachel’s first year as a teaching artist with BAC. Read on to learn about her experience and to hear the seniors’ stories for yourself! 

 

 

What art forms do you work in, in or out of your teaching artist capacity?

I am a writer and performer. I write satire and cultural criticism, and write and perform improv, sketch comedy, live lit, and film. I also facilitate oral history and storytelling projects. Whew!

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A Journey with Global Rhythms: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Our Arts in Education Global Rhythms program brings cultures and traditions from across the globe to schools in Brooklyn, through performances and workshops led by professional musicians and dance companies. Students explore live music traditions, music-making, and participatory performance skills in songwriting or dance through hands-on, interactive workshops that happen both before and after performances.

This month, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company visited PS 222 in Sheepshead Bay for the school’s second Global Rhythms series of the year.

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company teaching a Global Rhythms Workshop in 2019

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Upcoming BAC Grantee Events

BAC recently awarded nearly $900,000 in 235 grants to Brooklyn-based artists and arts organizations! We’re excited to share the work of our grantees–so don’t miss the performances and exhibitions happening all over the borough. Read on to see what’s coming up and stay tuned for more!

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Community Arts grantees ate, drank, and mingled at our 2019 Community Arts Grants celebration at Borough Hall on March 5, 2019. Photo by Michael Piña.

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