4-H Performing Arts goes virtual
WORTHINGTON — Beginning Thursday, 4-H will begin a summer learning series for youths called 4-H Performing Arts #AtHome.
The program is open to youths who just completed sixth grade to one year beyond high school, and gives teens the opportunity to deepen their appreciation of performing arts while connecting with their peers and professionals in the field.
During weekly, live online sessions, youths will connect with arts professionals including performers, directors, sound and lighting engineers, costume designers and others who will demonstrate their area of expertise, answer questions and offer challenges to deepen learning.
Participants can also expect opportunities to build their skills, including developing and performing a character, designing a costume and creating a promotional poster for their favorite play or musical.
Erinn Liebhard and Kristoffer Olson are the featured artists on Thursday. They are the Saint Paul Saints Nerd and Nerdette. Erinn is also a professional dancer, educator and founder of the professional dance company Rhythmically Speaking. Kristoffer is a comedian, magician and emcee who performs across the Midwest.
Minnesota 4-H invites teen performing arts enthusiasts to participate. More information is available at https://z.umn.edu/perform4H. The program is free of charge, but registration is required.