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Artist Stroll 2016

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November 4, 2016 for

Artists' Stroll 2016 at

Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium

In 2014-15, YA:
Provided 249 performances. 9,931 workshops and residencies.
Reached 167,455 students
at 199 educational sites
in 13-counties
Employing 134 Teaching Artists


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Artist Spotlight: PUSH Physical Theatre

Award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre has been called a cross between fine art sculpture and the hit movie The Matrix. Its co-founders currently characterize it as "like regular theatre but more painful". Its physical feats can be awe-inspiring, but the cherry on top of this acrobatic sundae is PUSH's ability to grab hold of audiences' emotions through exceptional visual storytelling. Following their sold-out run at Geva Theatre's Artistic Director, Mark Cuddy said 'By far, their performances were the highlight of the entire (Theatrefest) season. They are a treasure. In addition to a busy school-performance and residency schedule, as well as event and concert appearances, the company has toured the U.S., England and Mexico, and has been profiled on PBS and NPR. They also received the Anton Germano Dance Award in February from the "Community of Color" Black History Month World Culture Celebration and accepted the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester's Performing Artist of the Year Award. Students will never forget their experience with PUSH. The narratives of our lives played out with hope, strength and optimism. They'll remember how each part of that experience is tied to a learning objective in the classroom. PUSH Physical Theatre discovers the potential of young imaginations, guides children in creative, expressive movement, experiences the joy of living and the wonder of the world around us, and builds confidence and healthy esteem by maturing self-identities in a safe and nurturing environment. Watch a virtual performance at




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