April 10, 2012 04:58

Children and teens ages seven to 17 will participate in stops during the week at AOC Community Media, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Cité des Art as they learn there's more to a story than just telling it. It's StoryPalooza.

StoryPalooza, a new, collaborative summer camp between three Acadiana nonprofits, is now accepting registrations for its four one-week camps starting June 4.

Children and teens ages seven to 17 will participate in stops during the week at AOC Community Media, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Cité des Arts.

Using the organizations' areas of expertise, The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will conduct both music and art classes guiding the students to prepare music, sound accompaniment and visuals for use in the live performances of the stories. Cité Des Arts will focus on acting and theatre, while AOC will give the campers a hands-on learning experience with animation.

Each camper will spend time at each nonprofit experiencing all spectrums of storytelling and developing their own story ideas into shows and productions at the end of each week.

"This unique summer camp will be all about developing productions from story ideas generated from our students and crafted with guidance from our professional teaching artists," said Ed Bowie, executive director of AOC.

Students will tell their own stories while learning the skills necessary to write the script and the accompanying musical scores, create visual sets, act on stage and on film, and learn to capture it all visually using equipment of the digital media age.

Each week-long camp's tuition is $280 per student with a 10 percent discount for multiple weeks or multiple students in a family. There is a $25 registration fee. The deadline for the full payment of $280 is May 1. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Students are expected to bring their own bag lunch, and snacks will be provided during breaks.

The camp will run from June 4-8 and June 18-22. Space is limited in each week's camp. To register your child, call the ASO Conservatory of Music at 232-4277 or visit here.

For more information about StoryPalooza, contact AOC here, Cité des Arts, 291-1122, or ASO Conservatory of Music, 232-4277, ext. 2.