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Lu Highsmith and Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team

Lu Highsmith and Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team

Category: Literary Arts

 

Founded in July 2013, Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team is Rochesterís first and only adult slam poetry team. Program director Lu Highsmith of LuCreations Productions leads the team, which consists of Co-Directors Aceyon and A.O.R, and Team Members Marvelous Marvin, Matthew Dreitlein, Ladii Love, Chi The Realist, K-T, Poetically Undefined, Lyric, Andrea and Dieverse. Performances range from ranting to rapping, narratives, story-telling to singing, many times addressing social and cultural realities, and crucial creative pursuits. Roc Bottom has represented Rochester in various Slam Poetry Competitions, including the Albany Wordfest Invitational, Toronto International Poetry Slam, Buffalo International Slam, the Empire State Slam. The team has also featured in various cities, including Hartford,CT, Washington DC, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Canada. The group currently coaches a youth slam team through Writers and Books.

 

 
Grades K-12
Audience
Limit
400 for performances; Single Class Size for Workshops
Length 45 minutes
Cost $360 for Single Performance with 6 poets, $645 for Single Performance with 11 poets, $143 for Single Workshop Session

Technical Requirements

 

 


Overview of Programs

  Performances  
   
 
Lu Highsmith and Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team
Suitable for Literacy and Character Education needs. Performance with six poets. Spoken words can reveal truths about life, stories of joy, happiness, heartache, struggle and despair. Words can also highlight change that occurs when judgment is removed, and faith, hope and support are infused into one's life. Performances can be planned to meet the needs of individual sties, and framed to address school initiatives and goals for students. (Grades K-12)

Lu Highsmith and Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team - Big Time!
Suitable for Literacy and Character Education needs. This BIG performance provides audiences with eleven poets, and provides the same opportunity for meeting the needs of individual sites. (Grades K-12)

 
  Workshops  
   
 
Lu Highsmith and Roc Bottom Slam Poetry Team - Workshop
Suitable for Literacy needs: Lu Highsmith works with a classroom of students to teach ranting to rapping, narratives, story-telling to singing. (Grades K-12)

 
  https://www.rocbottomslam.com