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Vazzy

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, French

Vazzy has performed from coast to coast since 2005. The two engaging multi-instrumentalists and Western Canadian Music Awards nominees, Suzanne Leclerc and Bryn Wilkin love to share the music, songs, dances and living traditions of Acadia, Suzanne's former home, French Canada and beyond, with audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds. They perform in schools, festivals and for general audiences with various projects and offer lively traditional music, song and dance workshops, inspiring students of all ages from French and English programs. Also available for residencies through the Artists in the Classroom Directory.


Reviews

Everyone loved the dance workshops, you really engaged our teenagers. Conseillère pédagogique, Pitt Meadows
The kids were amaizing. The residency and the show you put together was fantastic! Astrid Pedneault, Glenayre Elementary, Burnaby
Rich in music and traditions, at the same time exploring many facets of New France. I was very impressed with the informative and participatory aspects of the performance. Teacher, Earl Marriott Secondary

Performances & Workshops

Folk and Social Dance Workshops

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 5 - 6 workshops per day
Capacity: 30 students per workshop
Tech Requirements: Multipurpose room, classroom cleared of furniture. Clean floors. Set-up 45 min
Fee Range: $800 - $1,110 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$765.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$795.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$885.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$925.00
Vancouver Island North
$925.00
Interior
$865.00
North
$965.00

Our high-energy dance workshops, with live fiddle music, will get your students dancing and enjoying it! From square and barn type dances, to contras, circle, quadrilles, polkas and waltzes, students discover the pleasure of social dancing as a healthy lifestyle activity. Instructions in French, English or bilingual. We leave our dance CDs with the school, music with calls in French or in English, so everyone can keep physically active and dancing after our visit. Learn more from our Workshops and Residency Guide.

Traditional French Canadian Arts Workshops

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 5 - 6 workshops per day
Capacity: 30 students per workshop
Tech Requirements: Multipurpose room & classroom cleared of furniture. Clean floors. Set-up 45 min
Fee Range: $800 - $1,100 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$765.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$795.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$885.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$925.00
Vancouver Island North
$925.00
Interior
$865.00
North
$965.00

Lively and engaging hands-on workshops connected to the curriculum and introducing various French Canadian living traditions to students of French, Immersion and FSL programs. Themes explored during a workshop can include: Songs, rounds, rhymes and simple dances (K-4), Folk and social dances (K-12), Spoon playing and foot percussion (4-12), Traditional songs of French-Canada (4-12). One day of workshops (5-6) to multi-day residencies. Residencies may culminate with an assembly-performance by students, produced by Vazzy. Contact us for our Workshops and Residency Guide: vazzymusik@hotmail.com

Vazzy in New-France / Vazzy en Nouvelle-France

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 50 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: Electrical outlet, clean stage area, Set Up 75 min/down: 60 min
Fee Range: $685 - $985 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$680.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$790.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$830.00
Vancouver Island North
$850.00
Interior
$825.00
North
$850.00

A lively, interactive theatrical period performance of traditional French-Canadian song and music, accompanied by anecdotes relating to colonial life in the early days of Canada and the musical instruments of the era. Introducing and playing fiddle, renaissance guitar, spoon playing, foot percussion, Arabic lute, various hand drums, jaws harp, mandolin and bagpipes. Students participate in singing, spoon playing, dancing, improvisation and French language interactions. Students are encouraged to explore their own cultural backgrounds. French or English narration. Adaptations for elementary, intermediate and secondary audiences.

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