Rhythm Delivered: Audible Dance, Visual Music

Artist: DrumatiX
Type: Performance
Art Form: Dance
Grade Level: preK-12
Scheduling Request

A fun, funny, and high energy blend of tap dance, body percussion, and drumming on and with various drums, found objects, and invented instruments. This show is an intersection of genres, presenting “audible dance” and “visual music.” Students will enjoy following the antics of a group of friends as they discover objects in cardboard boxes and creatively turn each one into a musical or rhythmic device.

Remote Adaptation: In a live, interactive performance, ensemble leader Noa Barankin explores a box full of household objects, which she transforms into musical instruments. Focusing on rythmn, she intersperses live dance with video clips of the full ensemble performing with the same objects. Students at home are invited to play along with rhythms using "instruments" they can find in their own kitchens. Beyond music and dance, this program models resourcefulness and creativity. 

Outdoor performances also available.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 300 (in-person)
Curriculum Connection: S.T.E.A.M. (engineering), dance, music and theater.

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (DrumatiX begins at 2:22)

Remote Single (Live): $575

Single Show: $900
Back-To-Back: $1,530
Three-In-A-Row: $2,160
Four-In-A-Row: $2,790
Travel Fee: $100
Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

School sets up link for remote meeting (Zoom) and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Prior to the performance, the Zoom host must set up a 'poll,' YAMA will give instructions on how to do this. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

4 reserved parking spaces


  • 1 microphone (for the introduction and Q&A)
  • Speakers/speaker system which can be connected to our laptop (aux cable or Bluetooth) for playing music (music needs to be loud enough so that we can hear it while drumming)
  • An outlet on either the left or the right side of the performance space
  • Any help from staff to unload the car and carry equipment to the performance space would be appreciated!
  • Performance space
    At least 18 feet wide and 10-12 feet deep.  
  • Surface that can be used for tap dance, ideally wood or Marley/PVC flooring (not marble, concrete, grass, dirt, pavement or gravel).

    No gravel, grass or dirt surfaces. If no stage is available, the ensemble will bring their own 2x2 plywood boards for tap dance. Speakers needed. 

Arrival before the first performance: 1 hour at least
Strike time: 20-30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes at least

Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

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