In-school or afterschool residencies preferred.
Minimum two-hour workshop. Appropriate for K-16 and adults.
Through improvisations, movement and creative exercises
students participate in an interactive theatrical workshop.
In this fun class, rhythms, lyrics, poetry and song from
popular recording artists of today and yesteryear are incorporated
to illustrate classic Shakespeare plays and their themes.
Students get a deeper insight and modern perspective into
the classics. Concluding in a theatrical dance or performance
A description as printed by a school for a recent 12-weeks
Hip-Hop and Shakespeare school class read as follows: "Marguerite
Laurent, a recognized choreographer and dancer who knows
many top Hip-Hop artist will, teach this exciting class
in Hip-Hop, drawing from modern recording artist/poets'
works such as Tupac Shakur, TLC, Angie Stone, India Arie,
Rakim and great writers such as Maya angelou, Langston Hughes,
Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams. The class combines music,
theater improvisation, dance and Hip-Hop moves... After
performing her original medley from these diverse classic
and modern scribes - Laurent introduces her students to
the process of creative writing."