PAC Invites Public to Free Percussion Workshop with Upcoming Performers

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Performing Arts Center is offering a free percussion workshop to area youth with Collision of Rhythm prior to the group’s performance on Saturday, March 16.

Collision of Rhythm is what you get when you combine a tap-dancing percussion virtuoso with a beatbox juggling motivational speaker! Bronkar and Aaron are multiple world-record holders that have worked with companies like GoPro, Coca Cola, and Google, and have been featured on television programs such as The Tonight Show and America’s Got Talent. Collision of Rhythm has been described as Stomp meets Blue Man Group meets Cirque du Soleil. It’s not just a performance; it’s an inspirational experience full of music, laughter, and excitement!

Collision of Rhythm will hold a workshop for area percussionists between the ages of 12 and 24 in the afternoon on Saturday, March 16. “I’m always looking for ways to connect our local community with the professional artists we bring to the area,” explained David Mitchell, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “We have the unique opportunity for local percussionists to participate in what literally could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Workshop participants will learn to use their body as an instrument and get in tune with their inner rhythm while building self-confidence, awareness, and coordination. In this fun and playful workshop, participants will make music together as a group using a combination of body percussion and their voices. Everyone will learn to express themselves musically in a supportive atmosphere filled with laughter and excitement.

Workshop participants will also receive a free ticket to the evening performance and have the chance to participate in the show on the Performing Arts Center stage.

“I encourage everyone to come to the Saturday evening show on March 16 at the Performing Arts Center,” Mitchell adds. “Anytime we have community members and students perform with professional artists, it’s a magical experience for everyone in attendance.”

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Additional support for the educational workshop was received from the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation and the Dover Exchange Club.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required for the workshop and can be done online at  www.kent.edu/tusc/collision-rhythm or by calling the Box Office at 330-308-6400.

Collision of Rhythm will perform on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tusc/pac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center’s 2018-2019 Season is sponsored by Michael Taylor Insurance and Financial Incorporated, an Allstate Agency.

Free parking is available for all shows. Kent State Tuscarawas is located at 330 University Dr. NE in New Philadelphia.

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