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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-5

Program Length: 55 minutes including Q & A

Ideal Audience Size: 300

Maximum Audience Size: Flexible

Setup Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Breakdown Time: 45 minutes

Technical Requirements: Cleared space 24' x 22' deep x 10' height, two electrical outlets.

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Artists Fees

Single Fee: $750 - 950 + travel

Back to Back Fee: $1,350 - 1,550 + travel

Work Shop Fee: Inquire


.45 per mile from Washington, DC.

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Actor and visual artist Kevin Reese brings the work of Alexander Calder to life.  

A Perfect Balance: School Sculptures with Kevin Reese

An Integrated Visual and Theater Arts Experience


History, Music, Storytelling, Theatre Arts

Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, Hands-on Programs, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, Residencies, Staff Development Workshops

Subject Areas

History & Social Sciences, Physical Science, Theatre Arts

A collaboration between actor and visual artist Kevin Reese and playwright Mary Hall Surface, "A Perfect Balance" is a theatrical interpretation of artist Alexander Calder's journey from two dimensional art toward an exciting new form of kinetic sculpture: the mobile. The principle of balance is a rich source of artistic, musical, and mathematical concepts. The play includes the music of Calder-era contemporaries Eric Satie, George Gershwin and Claude Debussy and the workshop creates opportunities for student participation.

A Perfect Balance (preK - Adult) Kevin Reese presents artist Alexander Calder's invention of the mobile in a theatrical production that combines movement, music, visual art, and storytelling. A question-and-answer period is included in the program.