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 Kravis Classroom Connection: "One Small Step"

Kravis Classroom Connection: "One Small Step"

Education

Published 2/28/21

The recent online performance reached 2,135 Palm Beach County 5 to 14 year-old students and highlighted the story of the lunar landing with music, dance and science workshops. Students even had a live chance via Zoom to learn more about the cast members of One Small Step.“Over 50 years ago, a brave American stepped out of a landing craft on the surface of the moon and made history,” said Tracy Butler, Director of Education for the Kravis Center. "This newly devised program made that historic event come to life for local students thanks to sponsorship from J. M. Rubin Foundation and the Kravis Center’s partnerships with the Palm Beach Symphony and Demetrius Klein Dance Company. The production connected science with national core arts standards. In light of the pandemic, our education team at the Kravis Center has been very proud to design online offerings to provide adults and children with additional learning opportunities through virtual platforms. This local collaboration …

The Affects of Music on the Brain

The Affects of Music on the Brain

Education

Published 2/19/19

By Petar PetrovThis is why music can give goosebumps to anyone listening to it; from the most sophisticated and reserved opera lover to the wildest of rockers – because one thing all music fans have in common, is the brain, the very doorway through which music flows into our consciousness and our soul.Dopamine ReleaseAll pleasurable activities like eating food, having sex, engaging in your favorite hobbies, and of course listening to music cause the release of dopamine - the hormone that makes us feel happy. A study by researchers at McGill University in Canada found that dopamine was released in the brain during two key stages of listening to music: the anticipation stage and the experience stage. This is why we don’t just derive pleasure from listening to music, but also from anticipating specific parts of it, like the mounting arousal that takes over us in the moments leading up to a favorite solo.This study is considered monumental as it captures the way in which …

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