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FMS: After School Arts & Pilobolus
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02/16/2010
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After school arts programs educate and inspire children for a lifetime

 

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The dance theater company, PILOBOLUS, will perform at Pomperaug High School Auditorium in Southbury on February 19 & 20, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00pm.

From ASAP:

The After School Arts Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artistic opportunities for children, adults, and members of the general public through educational workshops, events, and field trips with professional artists and arts organizations. ASAP recognizes the arts as an integral part of a healthy society and supports, nurtures, and promotes relationships between artists and community.

In April of 1999, the Connecticut Community Foundation, formerly the Waterbury Foundation, invited artists, teachers, and arts organizations from Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington to join in creating an after-school program to increase participation in, and appreciation for, the arts. With seed money in the form of a three-year grant from the Connecticut Community, Diebold, and Ellen Knowles Harcourt foundations, and with help from the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission, ASAP held its first workshops in art, music, and dance in January of 2000.

Now entering its tenth year of activity, ASAP is proud to offer more than one hundred workshops and events in the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts for ages K - adult. We are thrilled to provide superb arts organizations and teaching artists for programs during the school day as well as after-school, weekends, and during the summer. Since its inception, ASAP has made it possible for over 30,000 children and adults (including audiences and participants) to benefit from this remarkable program.

 

 


 
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