The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech is dedicated to providing transformative arts experiences to children through gallery tours, artist engagements, and special school-day matinee performances from renowned touring artists. This season, the center is offering fantastic, free school-day performances for children, teachers, and families online.

This spring brings three exciting new opportunities to connect with the arts through performances and study guides created especially for young audiences. Mark your calendar now and register to attend these engaging performances and discussions, and sign up for emails to learn more about the Moss Arts Center’s matinees and activities with visiting artists.

These free online events are open to public, private, and homeschool students; teachers; and families; but registration is required.

 Dancers from Ephrat Asherie Dance on stage
Ephrat Asherie

Ephrat Asherie Dance
Odeon
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
10-11 AM EST
Recommended for students in grades 4-8
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Ephrat Asherie Dance explores the expansive narrative qualities of various street and club styles, including breaking, hip-hop, and house, to tell stories, develop innovative imagery, and find new modes of expression. Join us for this stream of Ephrat Asherie Dance's electrifying Odeon followed by a Q&A with Ephrat and jazz pianist Ehud Asherie.

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 Five actors sitting in an innertube on stage.
Cartography

CARTOGRAPHY
Conceived and created by Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers
Thursday, April 15, 2021
10-11:30 AM EST
Recommended for grades 8-12
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Experience theatre at its best in this engaging journey with four young people who leave their worlds behind and begin fresh. This theatrical work explores the commonalities of migration and mapping at the center of worlds in motion. This event is a stream of a high-quality recording of Cartography, followed by a live Q&A with creators Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers, as well as performers in the piece.

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