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CréaSon

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Quebec
Languages: English, French

CréaSon is the brain child of Sylvain Grenier, a musician with boundless imagination for whom the vast choice of existing instruments was not enough. Out of hockey sticks, car wheels, cans, pans and golf equipment, he made "xylo-hockeys", "cans o' fun", "pans o' fun" and "golfuns" to create new sounds. CréaSon's environmentally focused approach to percussion instruments encourages children to explore their creativity and musicality through found objects and repurposed materials. Together we can save the planet!


Reviews

The students loved the performance! The performers were high energy and the show was interactive. Janice Sulatyeki, Teacher, Baythorn Public School

Performances & Workshops

1- Day Residency available until June 2017

CréaSon 1-Day Residency

Grade Suitability: 1 - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 60 students (four 60 mins. workshops)
Tech Requirements: Recycled materials (discussed between artists and educator)
Fee Range: $875 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)


Led by Sylvain Grenier (and supported by the CréaSon study guide at creason.ca), this unique "environmusical" workshop will enable students to build the prototype for a musical instrument of their own creation, made from recycled items found at home. Every child will have the opportunity to play and describe their instrument. The workshop culminates with an improvised jam session and the resulting "JunkMasterPieces" will be filmed for students to watch and share. (Note: Students can play their instruments at the end of the Eco-Logical Show if this workshop is booked PRIOR to CréaSon's school performance.)

Eco-Logical Show! (L'école-logique!)

Grade Suitability: 1 - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 400 students
Tech Requirements: Minimum performance area of 24 x 16 feet, seat kids in a block with 4 feet open around the edges, and if possible, designate 4 students to help the artists unload and load the van
Fee Range: $1,055 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,020.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,020.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,020.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,020.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,020.00
Interior
$1,020.00
North
$1,020.00

Being ecological is so logical! On the road since 1991, and with more than 2,000 performances in various venues, festivals and schools, CréaSon's Eco-Logical Show builds on young people's willingness to reinvent the world. CréaSon unites children of all ages in a big "environmusical" party! The audience will accompany the musicians throughout the show and volunteers will join the artists at the end to jam with them on their recycled instruments! Available in both French and English.

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