Category: Arts Education

San Francisco-Based Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dances at BPAC

The Bologna Performing Arts Center is thrilled to host the Alonzo King LINES Ballet January 30- February 1. Hailed by critics as “stunning, fierce and evocative”, Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that redefine what ballet can be. Brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, Alonzo
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School Matinee Series Begins with “A Year with Frog and Toad”

The Bologna Performing Arts Center presented “A Year with Frog and Toad” on October 25, the first show in its School-Time Matinee Series. Over 1,700 students in grades preK-6 from schools located in Mississippi and Arkansas attended the musical which was nominated for 3 TONY Awards, including Best Musical. The performance was locally sponsored by
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Eric Carle’s Stories Come to Life at BPAC

On Sunday, November 6 at 3:00pm, storybook favorites will come to life when “Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” takes the stage. The show is locally sponsored by Heidi’s, and is part of the Bologna Center’s new Family Series, featuring performances appropriate for all ages. This production will bring together
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BPAC, DAA to host children’s book author

Award-winning children’s book author Chuck Galey will present his Illustrator As Storyteller workshop April 8 at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The event will run in conjunction with the production of Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide on the same day. Reservations are required to attend the free workshop. To
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“Splendiferous” time had with Fancy Nancy

Nearly 2,000 local students were treated to the musical “Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas” at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Dec. 10. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade traveled from as far as Coahoma, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower and Washington counties to experience the delightful theatrical performance. Children and adults alike enjoyed this fancy holiday show. Students left
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MSAI Plus campers prepare for finale

Excitement has been high this week at the Bologna Performing Arts Center as the building is filled with over 100 campers ages 5-12 who have been singing, dancing and creating. These young artists are participating in the 2015 Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute PLUS Camp. MSAI is in its 18th summer of encouraging students to celebrate
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BPAC receives MAC grant

The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University was recently awarded a mini-grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission that helped bring in award-winning storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar as a faculty member at the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute PLUS Camp held at the BPAC. The finding is a portion of the $1.61 million in grants MAC will award
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Summer Arts Institute Showcases at Bologna Center

Over the past two weeks, 50 talented young artists from across the Southeast have immersed themselves in a multi-disciplinary Core Arts program through the Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute. Students ranging from age 12-18 have taken intensive daily classes in various artistic disciplines including dance, vocal music, theatre, literary arts and visual arts. Led by
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Annual Summer Arts Institute Kicks Off at BPAC

The arts are alive and well this summer at Delta State University. On June 7, 50 enthusiastic students from across the southeastern region joined eight professional artists for the annual Janice Wyatt Mississippi Summer Arts Institute Core Arts program at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.  Now in its 18th summer, MSAI is powerful evidence of the BPAC’s
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Entergy Sponsors Free Performances for Children at the Bologna Center

On Wednesday, April 8th, over 1,700 elementary students from more than five different counties attended The Reluctant Dragon, a special free performance sponsored by Entergy Mississippi and presented by New Stage Theatre’s Arts-in-Education statewide touring program. New Stage Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre based in Jackson, MS. The Reluctant Dragon is directed by Chris
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