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HeARTbeat Theatre Productions

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Calgary
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English
Themes: Disability
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 40% AIE

HeARTbeat Theatre has been touring across North America since 2016. Our touring performer has been a professional children's entertainer for over 25 years. We are currently touring a new production called Hear, There Be Dragons! The main story is about a Deaf horse wrangler learning a new way to communicate with a misbehaving horse. The show features the science of sound, the science of magic, a live bullwhip demonstration, live storytelling, and a short movie that features a dragon and 2 chararacters who communicate using American Sign Language. We have been working with Deaf and Hear Alberta throughout the creation process. They also provided interpreter services for our Deaf actor during rehearsals and production.


Performance(s)

Hear, There Be Dragons

School Year: 23-24
Discipline: Theatre, Storytelling, Visual Arts, Film/Video
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 minutes
Capacity: 550
Tech Requirements: A projection screen is required. HeARTbeat Theatre will provide all other equipment.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$900
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900
Vancouver Island Lower
$950
Vancouver Island Mid
$950
Vancouver Island North
$950
Interior
$850
North
$950
Remote
$1,100
Kootenays
$850
Virtual
$0

Hear, There Be Dragons! is an exciting performance, featuring theatrically alive science, combined with the magic of multimedia. The production includes lessons in the Core Competencies and Curricular Competency in Science, Arts Education, English Language Arts, and Languages. A live bullwhip demonstration is also featured. The story relies heavily on 2 characters who communicate with American Sign Language. One of the actors in the story is Deaf and completely non-verbal. An interpreter has been incorporated into the story to translate. Show Synopsis: A castle, dragons, and bullwhips...oh, my! This tale takes place off the edge of the map in the fictional world of Castle Alphabet where the head horse wrangler, Will O' The Whisper, can't bring the unruly new stallion to heel. Engaging the help of the mystical groundskeeper Alcuvius, Will discovers that the horse is not ill-tempered but hard of hearing. But just when resolution seems at hand, Debby the Dragon makes her fiery appearance. Employing ASL (American Sign Language) and incorporating the science of sound, your students will be entertained while getting a lesson in inclusion and diversity with a pinch of science as well.

Hear, There Be Dragons!

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Theatre, Storytelling, Visual Arts, Film/Video
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K -
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 550
Tech Requirements: A projection screen is required. HeARTbeat Theatre will provide all other equipment.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,100
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,100
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,300
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,300
Vancouver Island North
$1,400
Interior
$1,100
North
$1,100
Remote
$1,400
Kootenays
$1,100
Virtual
$0

Hear, There Be Dragons! is an exciting performance, featuring theatrically alive science, combined with the magic of multimedia. The production includes lessons in the Core Competencies and Curricular Competency in Science, Arts Education, English Language Arts, and Languages. A live bullwhip demonstration is also featured. The story relies heavily on 2 characters who communicate with American Sign Language. One of the actors in the story is Deaf and completely non-verbal. An interpreter has been incorporated into the story to translate. Show Synopsis: A castle, dragons, and bullwhips...oh, my! This tale takes place off the edge of the map in the fictional world of Castle Alphabet where the head horse wrangler, Will O' The Whisper, can't bring the unruly new stallion to heel. Engaging the help of the mystical groundskeeper Alcuvius, Will discovers that the horse is not ill-tempered but hard of hearing. But just when resolution seems at hand, Debby the Dragon makes her fiery appearance. Employing ASL (American Sign Language) and incorporating the science of sound, your students will be entertained while getting a lesson in inclusion and diversity with a pinch of science as well.


Testimonials & Reviews

Deer Run School would like to thank you for your recent performance of “Hear, There Be Dragons”. Students especially enjoyed the magic tricks and demonstration of the bull whip. When asked, students said: • “I liked learning the science behind the magic tricks”. – Grade 1 Student • “The magic was really cool. I loved that the video had sign language. This made the show inclusive and allows everyone to enjoy. – Grade 6 Shawna Rabey-Weir, Principal, Deer Run School, Calgary
• “ I love the bull whip and the VERY loud sound it made. Learning how sound travels through different types of matter was interesting”. – Grade 6 student • “The students found the performance engaging. They LOVED learning that magic is really science. This allowed for further conversation and learning in the classroom.” – Division 1 Teacher Shawna Rabey-Weir, Principal, Deer Run School, Calgary
"The presentation was quirky, humorous, upbeat, and engaging to our division 2 students.." Elle- Grade 6 Teacher Coronation School, Edmonton, AB

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