WORLD FESTIVAL

Celebrating the Gifts of Culture

 

 

World Festival Cultural and Theater Arts

 

 

 

 

INCITE PRODUCTIONS is developing a multimedia project called World Festival. The aim of the project is to provide multimedia tools for communities to create quality and inspiring, cultural arts festivals and theater arts productions. The project will be delivered through a web site, as well as through DVD and CD-ROM. When we look at the world and the gifts of culture, the incredible legacy that the human race has, it makes the world an exciting place. The aim of World Festival is to create a greater understanding and compassion of all peoples. Uniting over these projects the participants have a personal experience within the community while exploring and broadening their knowledge of another culture. This project will provide people with wonderful creative projects as well a structure and standard for community productions.

CORE INTERACTIVITY: INCITE PRODUCTIONS wants to stimulate activity in a hands-on way. Our Cultural Arts features explorations of the rich and unique cultural gifts each civilization has contributed to the world legacy. Cultural Arts will enhance school and home learning, by providing entertainment with fun cultural explorations through creating a festival, which presents music, art, folklore, costumes and foods from around the world. An example developed for Cultural Arts focuses on Bali, "Land of the God." The Balinese Festival booth features projects, such as a Shadow Puppet Theater, with directions and patterns for creating shadow puppets. We give you music and scripts for your theater performance: from a simple production, using a cardboard box, to creating a full-scale theater from wood and canvas. We include, as well, mask-making and explanations of what those masks represent in the Balinese culture; creation of Batik materials with Balinese stylized artwork, all with "How To" instructions via the Web site, DVD and CD-ROM. We feel it is important that in education today we explore cultural connections and a multiplicity of environments by making connections, human being to human being, all over the world!

 


Yassos! At the core of the Greek spirit is a lively curiosity. Our myths reveal human nature in simple words,  this is our gift to all civilization, our spirited dances and our food cannot be overlooked! “Shall we now, together, tread upon the ground where Gods dwelled, dance and share their fare?  On to Mount Olympus!  Feast and discourse with the Gods!” Opah!

“What name have you?” is asked if you are from Ireland and the name reveals volumes of history. The Irish are imaginative and our blarney, the gift of eloquence is part of our history. Our Irish way is  revealed through our ballads and our poetry.

Mexico is a land of folklore, these tales are our spoken traditions. We celebrate them in our famous fiestas which combine music, legend, dance, and carnival in endless dramas with brilliant costumes. These are some of the gifts of my heritage.


My country has a long tradition of love for music, art and literature. Recently we have seen incredible historical changes. My people are “People of Peace,”our gift to the world, our “Velvet Revolution” and our “Velvet Divorce” from the Slovak Republic. This is my Czech Republic.

Bali -“The Island of the Gods.” Come celebrate our veneration of life.... how we touch and affirm harmony and beauty in our daily lives. This is our gift to humanity.

 

INCITE PRODUCTIONS strives to stimulate activity in a hands-on way. Our Cultural Arts features will enhance school and home learning by providing entertainment with fun cultural explorations through creating a festival, which presents music, art, folklore, costumes and foods from around the world. An example developed for Cultural Arts focuses on Bali, "Land of the God." The Balinese Festival booth features projects such as a Shadow Puppet Theater, one of the oldest forms of dramatic entertainment, a performance of puppets in the hands of mystic storytellers. We provide directions and patterns for creating shadow puppets. We give you music and the script for the classic Balinese tale Wayang Kulit. The lessons here are divine inspiration and following the right path, for in Bali there is no difference between the great world around an individual and the small world inside him. They believe powers which constitute a man, form also his environment.  The hero comes to know that a superior force rules over the fates of men. “He had become the master of his destiny, Divine radiance proceeded from him and distinguished him more than rich dresses and jewelry could have done.”
We provide a range of complexity for the theater construction: from a simple production, using a cardboard box, to creating a full-scale theater from wood and canvas. We include mask-making as well, using characters such as Rangda, the witch who represents the existence of both white magic and black magic in the Balinese culture. The creation of Batik materials with Balinese stylized artwork, all with "How To" instructions via the Web site, DVD and CD-ROM.


We explore the continent of Africa via Tanzania, where we offer a Basic Swahili Lesson. For India we give a web link with a “How To Create Rangoli Chalk Art.”  In the United States we explore the Native American Cheyenne Storytelling Tradition. In Bali we have a range of projects for the Balinese Festival Booth, including entertainment with a Shadow Puppet Theater; we show you how to make the theater and give you a script and music backdrop for your production.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: We started this project at INCITE PRODUCTIONS to motivate and support educators, students, and families alike through programs offering enhanced involvement, built on rich fields of information. We hope to help transform the world of arts and cultural education--people need to experience learning in collaborative environments!  We believe it is important for people to have creative expression in their lives. Technology affords a means for people to work together for a mutual mission, using their spirits and minds.  As we have seen more and more cutbacks in the arts, we at INCITE PRODUCTIONS have felt it necessary to create a vehicle for getting quality performing arts into the communities and schools.  We also feel that there needs to be more venues for different age groups in a community to be working together in a fun way, as there is a lot to learn from each other!

 

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INCITE PRODUCTIONS is developing a multimedia project called World Festival to provide multimedia tools for communities to create quality and inspiring, cultural arts festivals and theater arts productions.

 

The aim is to motivate and support educators, students, and families alike through programs offering enhanced involvement, built on rich fields of information. We hope to help transform the world of arts and cultural education--people need to experience learning in collaborative environments!

 

We believe it is important for people to have creative expression in their lives. Technology affords a means for people to work together for a mutual mission, using their spirits and minds.