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Purple Pirate Entertainment

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Dustin Anderson, an award-winning children's performer, began his career in 1986. He has performed for audiences across the globe and for hundreds of school audiences across the country. With a background in theatre and contemporary dance, Dustin uses various artistic mediums (dance, magic, sound and special effects) to transform school gymnasiums and give children the full immersive experience of live theatre. Dustin specializes in message-based performances that use the Pirate archetype and mythology to promote positive values.


Reviews

Really creative and unique. Great mix of audience participation and visual arts to engage the audience. Excellent. You have a crazy great rapport with the kids and skill in engaging people. Wow! I've never seen a one man show with this level of theatrical component. Absolutely incredible! Great job! B. Klager, Grade 5 Teacher
Very well done! You did a very good job. Excellent. Loved the dancing and the magic. Never saw the kids so excited and involved for this long in an assembly. Thank you so much Dustin. B. Klager, Grade 5 Teacher, Cochrane Academy
Really creative and unique. Great mix of audience participation and visual arts to engage the audience. Excellent. You have a crazy great rapport with the kids and skill in engaging people. Wow! I've never seen a one man show with this level of theatrical component. Absolutely incredible! Great job! B. Klager, Grade 5 Teacher, Cochrane Academy

Performances & Workshops

Message in a Bottle

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: power, set up time of 60 mins.
Fee Range: $760 - $920 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$795.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$815.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$725.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$725.00
Vancouver Island North
$725.00
Interior
$865.00
North
$885.00

Message in a Bottle combines dance, music and magic to tell a powerful story of courage and transformation. The soundscape and spectacular special effects create a theatrical experience that is certain to engage the imagination of children and take them on an Pirate adventure that highlights positive values. Message in a Bottle is based on the artist's true story about bullying and creates a platform for teachers to discuss the cycle of violence, ways to intervene and the power of friendship.

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