Storybook Theatre, Music, and Art Russian Literature for all children brought to life! Powerpoint created by Stephanie Buzard A grant from the United States Department of Education to East Carolina University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is meant to spread awareness of Russia to eastern North Carolina. Among many projects this grant supports, including expanding curriculum and faculty, community outreach is one key goal. The outreach coordinator, Dr. Alice Arnold has planned workshops for Pitt County Schools’ teachers to extend outreach to the children of Pitt County. The workshops concentrate on Russian art and culture and involve all of the arts: visual art, music, dance and theater. Russian culture can be discovered through ART, LITERATURE, MUSIC & THEATER! Patch Clark of East Carolina’s School of Theater and Dance Alice Arnold of East Carolina’s School of Art Linda High of East Carolina’s School of Music This workshop introduces teachers to Russian culture. Students can learn about Russia through many classic Russian stories. The students can then relate to and understand the Russian stories by combining theater, art and music into one exciting demonstration. This combination allows students to be creative and discover their talent as well as Russian folklore tradition. Here, Dr. Arnold explains a method to scan works of art. Faces of The Turnip Story! Acting out The Turnip Story Each mask was cleverly created. Try to pull the turnip out of the ground! Singing and musical instruments are used to tell this story. Patch Clark reads the Russian story, Petrouchka, aloud. The town square of the Russian village where this story takes places is full of excitement, and merchants try to sell an array of goods. If you were a merchant, what would you sell….? We can sell almost anything! The Firebird Another Russian classic storybook is . This bird is seen throughout Russian culture and storytelling. Everyone creates their own firebird mask.