VCS alumna Caryn Moriah has been selected to participate in the next performing arts residency organized by Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the South Bronx. Here’s a little more about the residency and Casita Maria from the organization’s website:
November 4–22, 2013
CIRCA ‘95: RHYME FACTORY MASTER CLASS
Rhyme Factory MC Master Class Showcase performance date:
November 22, 2013 / 6:30–8 PM
Circa ’95 will be leading local youth in Hip Hop writing and performance workshops that guide them in the creation of original works. The final pieces developed by these young artists will be showcased at the culminating show on November 22, 2013.
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s mission is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities.
We are one of the few organizations in the South Bronx that welcomes kids at the age of six and stays with them until college while providing family learning through the arts. We are also different in the plurality of ways in which we can attract community members to utilize our services. Our students introduce their parents to our cultural programs, while our public programs guide parents to our wide ranging education programs. Our work pervades the community, and our positive influence pervades the generations.
At the end of the residency, Caryn is planning to do a final performance in tribute to Josephine Baker. I will post more information about it as the date approaches.