Back this summer!
The Dane G. Hansen Foundation is pleased to again bring the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts to NW Kansas. The Foundation is sponsoring 6 week-long musical theatre workshops for high school students (incoming freshman through graduating seniors).
From the first word to the final bow, students conceive, write, choreograph, compose, design, rehearse, produce and perform an original piece of musical theatre in collaboration with a staff of professionals and educators.
Six Unique Workshop Opportunities
May 28 – June 1, 2019 Hoxie, KS
June 3-7, 2019 Phillipsburg, KS
June 10-14, 2019 Russell, KS
June 17-21, 2019 Goodland, KS
June 24-28, 2019 Concordia, KS
July 30-August 3, 2019 Salina, KS
Students from surrounding communities and counties are encouraged to participate in a workshop closest to them. Registration is limited to the first 30 students in each location. For more information or to register, click HERE.
ABOUT THE LOVEWELL WORKSHOPS
The week-long day camp/workshop brings students from all different creative backgrounds together to create an original work of musical theatre from scratch! The experience is about the creative process. While the performance is an enormous part of the workshop, the focus is on the creation. To make it come together, we need writers, actors, poets, dancers, singers, dreamers, visual artists, musicians, composers, designers and creative students of ALL kinds.
The students will work with a team of professional artists to help utilize all the students’ gifts and explore the arts while forging new friendships and making memories to last a lifetime.
Each workshop is limited to 30 students. The Hansen Foundation is underwriting the cost of the workshops so that the student participation fee is significantly discounted to $50. However, no student who is truly committed to participate will be denied the opportunity due to inability to pay. Scholarships are available.
The Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts is a not-for-profit organization that brings students together with professional artists to conceive, create, compose, write, choreograph, design and produce and original musical in each workshop. The Lovewell team are artist who make their living as musical directors, playwrites, choreographers, composers, lyricists, etc.
Lovewell is based in Florida, but its roots are in Kansas. After a pilot in New York in 1984, the process became the “Lovewell Experience” in 1987 in Salina, Kansas. The director of the program is a Kansas native.
Today, Lovewell offers workshops all over the United states and also internationally.
Learn more about Lovewell at www.lovewell.org
WHY THE HANSEN FOUNDATION IS OFFERING THIS
The Foundation has been working with communities in Northwest Kansas to identify programs, projects and initiatives that provide opportunities and improve the quality of life. The process, Strategic Doing, is being conducted in each of the 26 counties we serve. Through Strategic Doing, the Hansen Foundation has identified issues that have been self-identified in multiple counties. One such issue is a desire for increased arts and cultural opportunities.
Our partnership with Lovewell brought a unique opportunity to the young adults in Northwest Kansas in the summer of 2018 that would otherwise have not been available to them. The solid history and excellent reputation of the Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts and positive response from last year’s participants, as well as Lovewell’s excitement when offered the opportunity to return to Kansas encouraged the foundation to bring this innovative organization back to Kansas in 2019.