MAY 21, 2014

C. Nicholas Johnson’s “BRAVE NEW WORLD”

A Theatrical Residency with LEGO® Animation, June 2 – 13, 2014
Two Public Performances: June 14, 2014
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c. nicholas johnson      C. Nicholas Johnson production of Carnival of Animals from 2012.  Photo by Byran Black

C. Nicholas Johnson and his artistic team have been bringing amazing theater to our community for over 25 years. This summer’s production will feature the art of mime and dance of the famously talented Nick Johnson and Sabrina Vasquez along with the creative Bonanza Educational staff that works with students to create LEGO® animated videos. The theme will be “A Brave New World.”

During the first week, students will work with artist Renee Swan and dance instructor Elizabeth Lincoln to create costumes, props, sets and the animated LEGO® component, as well as develop their performance skills.

The second week will focus on the actual stage production including choreography, movement and the incorporation of the LEGO® video into the final performance. This thought provoking process will require the students to hone their mime skills while challenging them to portray emotion and character in a vivid fashion onstage.

The two-week residency, June 2 through June 13, will culminate in two public multi-media performances of C. Nicholas Johnson’s “A Brave New World” on Saturday, June 14, 2014 on the Main Stage of the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center.

The program, offered by Education and Community Services of Cave Creek Unified School District, is open to all students, public, private, charter or homeschooled, grades four through twelve. For more information, visit

Education & Community Services, 33016 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85266. 480-575-2440.