KDA is proud to present
Books in Motion: Dance + Literacy
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 1st, 2019
What is Books in Motion?
Books in Motion is a program that incorporates dance and literacy in a fun, engaging way. Children from all over Kern County will have the opportunity to visit libraries throughout the county and watch dancers perform their interpretation of a well-known children’s book. Children will also learn choreography, dance with the dancers, and make a craft that represents the dance and story they saw. Lastly, children will take their own copy of the story home.
Dance Studios and Dancers Wanted
Kern County dance organizations are invited to apply to be the official Books in Motion performers. Dance organizations will be responsible for choosing a story from the Books in Motion bibliography, create a performance reflecting the story (maximum 15 minutes), and choreograph a 1 to 1.5 minute dance that relates to the story to teach the participating children.
Dance organizations will be given, at minimum, a $650 honorarium for their Books in Motion participation
Dance organizations will be required to:
1) Narrate/perform the book or a segment of the book
2) Provide basic costumes and theatrics
3) Travel to and from event
4) Proof of insurance
5) Cooperate with Kern Dance Alliance as artistic collaborators
6) Choose tour schedule based upon Kern County Library Branches
7) Verify KDA Organization Membership- not a KDA Member? JOIN HERE!
Books in Motion Performance Schedule:
Summer 2019: Books in Motion aims to be performed between June 1 and August 1 with Dance Organizations choosing their preferred dates and times.
Books in Motion Bibliography:
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Marshall
Pete the Cat by Litwin
Kitchen Dance by Manning
Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Kozikowski
Stone Soup by various authors
The Lion and the Mouse by Pinkney
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Various Authors
Where the Wild Things Are by Sendak
Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card by Herman Parish
Books in Motion will be available at 21 Kern County Library branches and at Barnes and Noble:
CALIFORNIA CITY BRANCH
HOLLOWAY GONZALES BRANCH
KERN RIVER VALLEY BRANCH
Books in Motion Performer Perks
Opportunity to advertise dance organization to over 1000 participating Books in Motion children
Featured on the official Books in Motion website as a partner- name/logo/bio
Featured on the official KDA social media as a Books in Motion partner- name/logo/bio
Featured on all Books in Motion marketing materials- press release, social media, posters, flyers
Opportunity to participate in Books in Motion press on local news/radio outlets
Give back to the Kern County community through dance while influencing literacy goals
For More Information
For complete information and itinerary of this event, please visit the KDA Programming Page-Books In Motion. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org