This programming helps to ensure that children develop creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Studies have also shown that children who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, be elected to class office within their schools and win awards for school attendance.
Banners provides educational outreach efforts that include presentations by artists visiting our local public and private schools, as well as the public library. These presentations include performances as well as educational components. Each year, more than 17,000 students reap the benefits of having Banners educational outreach performances as part of their learning environment. With approximately 60 outreach programs annually, Banners brings arts and humanities to K-12 schools throughout Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes and the students of McNeese State University.
SHADOW THEATRE FIREFLIES
Tuesday, March 21 | 10 am
Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center
FREE FOR SCHOOLS
TICKETS FOR 7 PM: $20 Adults, $5 Children (3-18) & Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID
WHAT IS SHADOW THEATRE? A display in which the shadows of flat jointed puppets are cast on a screen that is viewed by the audience from the other side. IN THE CASE OF FIREFLIES, the dance team uses their bodies to tell the story instead of puppets. If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.
ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR
Friday, April 7 | 10 am
FREE FOR SCHOOLS
TICKETS FOR 7 PM: $26.59 Adults, $6.74 Children (3-18) & Free to McNeese and Sowela students with current ID
Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall, and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, fire artists, illusionists, singers, dancers and indescribable feats ignite your belief in human potential. If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.
If you are interested in donating to our Banners Engages programming, please follow this link to the donation page.