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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER AND ITS PROGRAMS

Ambassadors of International Culture

The District of Columbia is unique among American communities in its great concentration of embassies and international dignitaries. Despite only being a few miles away from these great resources, many students within and around the District of Columbia have little knowledge of the world outside their neighborhoods. Through the Ambassador of International Culture program, we hope to make these resources more accessible to urban students and enrich the students through interaction with persons of different cultures.

Under the program, the Center forms a close relationship with one of the District of Columbia’s many embassies, both to help tailor the interactive learning program to the selected culture, and to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to interact with persons from that culture. Working together, the Center and the embassies can create an environment that allows for students to gain a greater cultural understanding than through either resource alone.

For instance, as a result of 2007/2008 embassy adoption program with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the students in the program had the opportunity to travel to Poland to give a performance at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw at the special invitation of the First Lady of Poland, Mrs. Maria Kaczyńska. This program gave the students an opportunity to exchange ideas, not only amongst themselves and with instructors, but also with persons who are members of the culture that the students were studying at a given time, and provided for further cultural enrichment of the students by immersion in Polish culture through the duration of the trip.

Interactive Learning Method of Teaching

Each year, we will explore a different international culture. The Center will promote the culture and help the students learn through two interconnected programs – the Interactive Learning Method and the Embassy Adoption program. The scope of the interactive learning is not limited to theater and drama.
We will provide a special educational program of interactive learning that is specially designed to help teachers and students better comprehend cultural artistic compositions and find the joy in discovering new customs through art, music, dance, song, crafts, cooking, theater games, and performance.

The Center is devoted to working with young students to increase their social skills, reading comprehension, movement, and speaking skills. In addition, we also incorporate more traditional teaching techniques, such as lectures, reading, and demonstrations.

 ATICC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:

Ambassador Theater Studio Classes

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement,voice and  improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange, the students have the opportunities to experience Art and Drama in both enriching and innovative ways, sure to inspire both individual and collaborative growth in years beyond.  Classes, taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world, are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).  

Ambassadors of International Culture Outreach Programs

Ambassadors of International Culture is an interactive educational program, which exposes students to a variety of cultures through theater. The Ambassador Theater brings resources from local embassies to help provide students with enrichment activities, allowing them to become well-educated global citizens and interact with international leaders of today.  Showcased in their artwork, theater games and performance, this program connects to the students’ studies in school, improving their overall academic performance, reading and comprehension skills, and concentration and memorization ability.

Summer Theater Production Camps

Ambassador Theater offers two different summer camps, both of which use international literature as a platform for artistic creation and performance.  Both camps provide a well-rounded production experience from a multicultural standpoint, ending with a showcase. Through both individual work and teamwork the students will open their minds to endless possibilities.  Professional instructors guide them through scene work, theater games, and activities in projection and movement. Children ages 4-13 will enjoy a two week camp at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theater in Alexandria, Virginia, and teens ages 12 and up a will experience mounting a three week full scale production at the Source Theater, in Washington, DC.

Special Workshops and Educational Lectures:

  • Play-reading Workshops: Ambassador Theater’s play-reading workshops offer the opportunity to discover plays from all over the world and tap into the various cultures within them.  Through these readings, participants get the chance to collaborate with esteemed designers, directors, playwrights, and actors from all over the world and discuss the plays on a deep, thought-provoking level.
  • Workshops with International Guest Artists: Ambassador Theater’s Guest artist workshops offer exciting openings into the world of artists and scholars from all over the globe. Experts in their fields, the topics of these workshops range, including a variety of different styles in acting, play-writing, directing, and production. Using lectures and question and answer settings, participants will learn the specific style of the speaker and relate that knowledge into their own work and beyond.

Internship Program

Ambassador Theater International Cultural Center is offering special internship programs for talented students to provide the students opportunities to learn more about the workings of the theater in many areas:

  • Production and House Management
  • Technical Support in the Set Construction, Costumes, Props, Lights and Stage Managment
  • Marketing and Development
  • Acting Internships

 

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Exciting classes start on Wednesdays May 8, 2013

NEW SEMESTER OF CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS — REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange the students have the opportunity to experience Art and Drama in enriching and innovative ways, inspiring both individual and collaborative growth. Classes are taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world: Award-winning director Ms. Lilia Slavova and well recognized art instructor, Ms. Deborah Pawlik. The classes are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).
Register and Pay On-Line Through INSTANT SEATS

“A new experience where imagination and education come together.”

EXCITING ART AND DRAMA CLASSES FOR KIDS 4- 18 years old

At the Convergence Lab Theater in Alexandria VA

Join Ambassador Theater in discovering the beauty of children's international literature and culture, explore nursery rhymes, songs, fables and walk through the adventures of many famous characters from the most admired stories.
The classes are taught by a professional,  acting coaches and artists, whose main focus will be movement, speech and basic acting skills with fun theater games and will finish with a final showcase at the Convergence, THE LAB Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302
We also offer exciting Art Classes that help the kids connect with what they learn about in their drama classes. They are able to understand how theater is a true collaboration of all art forms and will focus on making some props, parts of the costumes they will use in their performance, learn about the genre and style used in the play and culture they are studying, and more.

 Wednesdays, May 8 - June 12, 2013

6 WEEKS OF CLASSES

BOTH ART AND DRAMA CLASSES are offered one day a week, on Wednesdays:
45 minute DRAMA CLASS: $140
60 minute DRAMA CLASS:  $160
90 minute DRAMA CLASS: $240
45 minute ART CLASS: $160
60 minute ART CLASS: $180

PACKAGE SPECIAL: Combo of both Art and Drama Classes
90 minute CLASSES (45 min each of ART and DRAMA): $300 for GLOBETROTTERS
2 hour CLASSES (60 min ART and 60 min DRAMA): $320 for VOYAGERS
2.5 hour CLASSES (60 minute ART and 90 min DRAMA): $400 for EXPLORERS

(To Register for Combo classes scroll down under Drama Classes and choose that option, in the message specify which day you want the child to be registered for)

ART:                                                                              DRAMA:

Wednesdays

  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)         5:00 – 5:45 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)                6:00 – 7:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Explorers  (10 and up)               7:00 – 8:30 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Contact us with any questions using our online  form or email us at info@aticc.org. You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it to: Ambassador Theater, 916 G Street, NW. Washington DC 20001

You may also Register and Pay On-Line

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Exploring International Cultures Through Theater and Art!

Ambassador Theater offers studio classes exploring international literature and drama through movement, voice and improvisation. Through Ambassador Theater’s unique international cultural exchange the students have the opportunity to experience Art and Drama in enriching and innovative ways, inspiring both individual and collaborative growth. Classes are taught by highly experienced professionals from all over the world: Award-winning director Ms. Lilia Slavova and well recognized art instructor, Ms. Deborah Pawlik. The classes are available for three age groups: Globetrotters (4-6 years old), Voyagers (7-9 years old), and Explorers (10 and up).
Register and Pay On-Line Through INSTANT SEATS

“A new experience where imagination and education come together.”

EXCITING ART AND DRAMA CLASSES FOR KIDS 4- 18 years old

At the Convergence Lab Theater in Alexandria VA

Join Ambassador Theater in discovering the beauty of children’s international literature and culture, explore nursery rhymes, songs, fables and walk through the adventures of many famous characters from the most admired stories.
The classes are taught by a professional,  acting coaches and artists, whose main focus will be movement, speech and basic acting skills with fun theater games and will finish with a final showcase at the Convergence, THE LAB Theater, 1819 N. Quaker Lane (at Crestwood Drive), Alexandria VA 22302
We also offer exciting Art Classes that help the kids connect with what they learn about in their drama classes. They are able to understand how theater is a true collaboration of all art forms and will focus on making some props, parts of the costumes they will use in their performance, learn about the genre and style used in the play and culture they are studying, and more.

Mondays, January 28 – April 29, 2013;   Wednesdays, January 30 – April 24, 2013
Saturdays, January 26 – April 20, 2013
No classes Feb. 18 (President’s Day), and during the week of Spring Break March 25-March 30, 2013

12 WEEKS OF CLASSES

BOTH ART AND DRAMA CLASSES are offered one day a week, Mondays or Wednesdays or Saturdays:
45 minute DRAMA CLASS: $200
60 minute DRAMA CLASS:  $240
90 minute DRAMA CLASS: $300
45 minute ART CLASS: $220
60 minute ART CLASS: $260

PACKAGE SPECIAL: Combo of both Art and Drama Classes
90 minute CLASSES (45 min each of ART and DRAMA): $400 for GLOBETROTTERS
2 hour CLASSES (60 min ART and 60 min DRAMA): $440 for VOYAGERS
2.5 hour CLASSES (60 minute ART and 90 min DRAMA): $560 for EXPLORERS

(To Register for Combo classes scroll down under Drama Classes and choose that option, in the message specify which day you want the child to be registered for)

Early Registration by December 21, 2012 – 25% off, (code: earlybird)

ART:                                                                              DRAMA:

Weekdays (Mon or Wed)

  • 4:15 – 5:00 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)         5:00 – 5:45 PM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)                6:00 – 7:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Explorers  (10 and up)               7:00 – 8:30 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Saturdays:

  • 9:15 – 10:00 AM: Globetrotters  (4-6 years)     10:00 – 10:45 AM: Globetrotters (4-6 years)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)            11:00 – 12:00 PM: Voyagers  (7-9 years)
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM: Explorers  (10 and up)            12:00 – 1:00 PM: Explorers (10 and up)

Contact us with any questions using our online  form or email us at info@aticc.org. You may pay by check written to Ambassador Theater and send it to: Ambassador Theater, 916 G Street, NW. Washington DC 20001

You may also Register and Pay On-Line

Exploration of Egypt and China

Ambassadors of International Culture: Ancient EGYPT and CHINA

egypt-flagAmbassador Theater is kicking off our outreach program with Hoffman-Boston Elementary School (Arlington) for Egypt and China.
This is a full year program supporting 40 students in the school’s second grade curriculum to help the students gain strength china-flag-wave 4in learning the material through theater games, they will work on their movement, reading comprehension.
Students will learn about the culture through poetry, art, and drama. They will work on costume pieces, props, and art projects which will be used in the final showcase June 7, 2011.
The students will also be able to interact with the diplomatic representatives of both countries.

Anne Beers Elementary School students visit Poland: performing, sightseeing, and making friends in a “dream come true” summer trip

Ms. Hanna Bondarewska and six chaperones accompanied students from Anne Beers Elementary School in Washington D.C. on the trip of a lifetime as they traveled to Poland at the invitation of the First Lady of Poland to perform for her at the Belweder Palace in Warsaw and to travel for almost two weeks around Poland. The show, “Poland the Beautiful, An Imaginary Flight” written and directed by Ms. Hanna combined song and dance with a script containing famous Poles from all walks of life, such as Madame Sklodoska Curie, Frederyk Chopin, and Tadeusz Kosciuszko. This performance was the culmination of a year long program in which the students learned about the history and culture of Poland through theater games, art, and crafts. Taking the show “on the road” proved a great success and the students were able to not only perform at the Belweder Presidential Palace, but also were invited to other venues around Poland, including the Main Square in Krakow. Being able to vistit the historical places in Poland that they had previously only learned about and seen in photos was eye opening. They had learned about Copernicus, but to actually see his town, Torun, made history come alive. Through the International Order of the Smile and the Heart Foundation the students also made friends with their Polish peers and even were able to learn songs together which they then performed at the 50th Anniversary Gala in the Swidnica Theater. This slide show is from the wonderful twelve days that the students spent in Poland and which they will remember for a lifetime.