artist at North Star Elementary School is teaching kids the value of the
theater arts and performing. The residency is part of the Artists in Schools
Program funded by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts with
support from the PTA.
who is from Santa Cruz, California, is the artist in residence at North Star.
He said teaching the elementary students theater arts, such as circus, clowning
and tumbling has a value beyond the specific skills they learn.
-- (Fale 1 21 sec. "I've
come up from ... entrances and exists and all that.")
Fale is a
former circus clown who and is now enjoying the opportunity to teach kids his
-- (Fale 2 22 sec. "I've
been performing ... I'm getting close to that time.")
he finds it rewarding to work with the kids, even though he sometimes has to be
hard on them in order to get them to the point where they're ready to perform
-- (Fale 3 28 sec. "They're
doing a great ... so I stay on them.")
appreciates the support he has received from the school and the PTA during his
two week residency.
-- (Fale 4 19 sec. "It's
wonderful that ... and try new things.")
residency will culminate in a free show, which takes place Friday evening at
7:30 p.m. in the drama pod at Kodiak
High School and is free
to the public. The show will include acrobatics, juggling, clowns and balancing