Didgeridoo Down Under: Awesome Educational Entertainment!

Didgeridoo Down Under: Awesome Educational Entertainment!

G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is a leading K-12 educational entertainment company in the U.S. We specialize in weaving cultural arts, core curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into interactive shows, workshops and residencies. Our program themes range from Australian cultural arts to science, literacy, character education and more. We offer both in-person and virtual programs.

Our programs include …
– DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More! (K-9th)
– Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (K-5th)
– Protect the Planet: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment! (K-9th)
– Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop! (2nd-12th)
– Didgeridoo Make & Play Residency! (3rd-12th)

Since 2003, we’ve presented 9,000+ programs at schools and other venues nationwide, and we’re based in North Carolina. DDU performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard have performed at schools and other venues throughout the U.S. for 20+ years and have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Tanya, who grew up in Australia, also has written a children’s book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf.

More info about our school programs is available at www.didgedownunder.com.
Please view our promo videos at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.

Proof of insurance available upon request. ASC does not hold current documentation.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

darren@didgrevolution.com

https://www.didgedownunder.com

  14650 Bournemouth Rd., Tampa, FL 33626

Hillsborough

office 813-961-4656 / cell 813-833-8856

Protect the Planet: Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment!

Program description

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/737131995

Join us on an epic musical and scientific adventure, from the birth of the universe to the age of dinosaurs to the modern world. Multi-talented performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard will weave didgeridoo world music and awe-inspiring projector visuals into a captivating and interactive program. Students will learn how the air we breathe was created; they’ll marvel at prehistoric creatures roaming primordial landscapes; they’ll explore a mysterious underground plant communication network; they’ll observe interactions between different animal species; and most importantly, they’ll learn how to protect our beloved Earth.

Throughout the show, Rob & Tanya will perform world-fusion music with their vast collection of Australian didgeridoos and various percussion instruments. Some students will be invited on stage to play clap sticks during one of Rob’s musical pieces. This show is interactive, educational, motivational and mesmerizing!

Rob & Tanya have performed at countless schools, libraries, festivals and other venues over 20+ years. They have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet.

More info about our school programs is available at www.didgedownunder.com.

Please view our promo videos at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.

Booking / scheduling contact

didgeridoo

 darren@didgrevolution.com

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-media, Music, Theater
Cultural Origin: Multicultural, Other
Program type: Assembly/Performance
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Teachers
Subject: History, Music, Science
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

A prerecorded program can be ordered for any two-week period of your choosing.
Please contact Darren for availability for in-person and live virtual programs.

Available times:

A prerecorded program can be ordered for any two-week period of your choosing.
Please contact Darren for availability for in-person or live virtual shows.

Length of program: 50-60 minutes, whatever works best for the school
Space / technical requirements:

This show must take place in an indoor space with electrical access and two tables. Minimum space dimensions are 40 feet wide, 20 feet deep, 10 feet high.

Location(s):

Protect the Planet performer Rob Thomas lives in North Carolina and performs year-round at K-12 schools, libraries, festivals and other venues throughout the U.S.

Fees / Ticketing:

** Discounts available for multiple shows on the same day – ask for details. **

Protect the Planet: World Music, Earth Science & Ecological Entertainment!
in person w/ 1 performer $800 … in person w/ 2 performers $1200 … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More!
in person w/ 1 performer $700 … in person w/ 2 performers $1050 … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Unleash Your Inner Reader & Author! (virtual only)
prerecorded w/ 2-week access $500 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $600 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $700

Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop!
in person w/ 1 performer $400 … prerecorded w/ 2-week access $300 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) $350 … live virtual (inc. Q&A) + video for 2 weeks $400 … in person must be booked same day as show(s)

Didgeridoo Mark & Play Residency (in person only)
1 performer: 2 days $3000; 3 days $4000; 4 days $5000; 5 days $6000

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SL5 – Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

NC Essential Standards:

NCES.Bio.2.2.1 – Infer how human activities (including population growth, pollution, global warming, burning of fossil fuels, habitat destruction and introduction of nonnative species) may impact the environment.

NCES.Bio.2.2.2 – Explain how the use, protection and conservation of natural resources by humans impact the environment from one generation to the next.

NCES.EEn.1.1.4 – Explain how incoming solar energy makes life possible on Earth.

NCES.EEn.2.2.1 – Explain the consequences of human activities on the lithosphere (such as mining, deforestation, agriculture, overgrazing, urbanization, and land use) past and present.

NCES.EEn.2.8.4 – Evaluate the concept of “reduce, reuse, recycle” in terms of impact on natural resources.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

If a school cancels less than 45 days before the program date and does not reschedule or switch to another option (ex. in person to virtual), the cancellation fee will be 50% of the total booking price.