// Arts in education //
Teaching kids and young adults through dance and music.
Sundog Theatre teamed up with American Idol finalist and gigster, Caleb Hawley, and GIG’s Whitney G-Bowley in creating REPLAY a new theatrical piece about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
The show combines pop music and dance, exploring the lives of three teenagers facing a world where the misuse of prescription drugs is becoming all too common. One of them is able to replay his life in order to warn others.
REPLAY is sponsored, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the City Council, The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation, and the York Children's Foundation.
THE DESCRIPTION OF GIG's PRESENTATION FROM THE TEDxYOUTH PROGRAM
"GIG is a collaborative show-cycle that brings dance into unconventional venues and shines light on new music -- 'A cosmic collision of dance and rock and roll.' Dancers and musicians work together as one, tight-knit ensemble. Lines are blurred. No real barriers exist. Dancers act as the living, breathing extension of a singer/songwriter's music, causing the songs to quite literally be brought to life before audiences' eyes. Whitney G-Bowley, an alum of Allendale Columbia School, founded GIG in 2010. She has always had an undeniable passion live performance and is honored to speak and dance today with her fellow collaborators, Patrick Firth (keys/vocals), Brian Killeen (acoustic guitar), and Lauren Chapman (vocals). They are all thrilled to be a part of this fantastic event.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)"