The Blue Bus Project (TBBP) is pleased to present L(yrical) P(lay) Release, a 5-day long project that uses interdisciplinary artistic practices to engage members of Far Rockaway and members of its diverse community in playful conversations and activities for the co-creation of songs and the release of an LP. By establishing a safe environment for the participants to engage into music experiments, handcraft activities and storytelling practices, TBBP aims to strengthen each individual's sense of self and self-expression, as well as their relationships with the members of their community.

The workshops will run during the month of June/July 2019 and will be hosted inside of the AHRC center in Far Rockaway, and in the backyard, where The Blue Bus will be parked. Artists’ members of The Blue Bus Project will lead the activities in collaboration with community artists in Rockaway and members of its neighboring community. The participants will collaborate in the creation, composition and recording of songs through creative writing, sound and resonance explorations of different materials and objects, as well as voice and rhythm activities.

The artistic work created during the workshops will be presented @ THE BLUE BUS PROJECT L(yrical) P(lay) Release Party on July 12th at the AHRC Center for an open to all final celebration.

Workshop Dates: Tuesday June 18, Thursday June 20th, Thursday June 27th, Tuesday July 2nd
Workshop Times: 10:00 - 11:30 AM and/or 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Final Celebration: Friday July 12th @ AHRC-Far Rockaway, at 2355 Healy Ave, Far Rockaway, NY 11691 11:30-2pm

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Participating Artists/Facilitators: Sara Galassini (www.saragalasband.org), Annalisa Iadicicco (www.annalisaiadicicco.com), Ivan Dalia (www.ivandalia.net)

About The Blue Bus Project: The Blue Bus Project is a school bus that functions as mobile art gallery and incubator for artists and communities to interact, explore and merge through playful interactions, stimulating discussion and creative exchange. It is a cultural vehicle that shatters the confines of the insular art world by taking artistic expression onto the road, promoting dialogue for social, artistic and political change by way of performance, visual arts and interdisciplinary workshops. In TBB people can safely join together in conversation, sharing personal stories and metaphorically accessing personal powers.