Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
A Passion for Birds

“A Passion for Birds” is a unique, interpretive program which helps people to understand and connect with birds and other wildlife. Using masks, comedy, and lots of audience participation, artist Henry Lappen explores how and why birds have adapted to their environment. He explains the science while demonstrating how the birds move and act. Participants get to don the masks and soar as Eagles, stalk as Herons, and swim as Puffins. The show fits the science curriculum framework of the Department of Education for adaptation and nature units for elementary grades.

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I Have Worked With

  • July 2018

    Two shows sponsored by the Nantucket Cultural Council.
    Contact:  Shelley Dresser
    508-228-9198
    sdresser@mariamitchell.org

  • April 2018

    Elmentary School, Hartford, CT
    Contact:  Kaitlyn Lindquist
    lindk001@hartfordschools.org

  • October 2017

    I have performed for the third grade of this school every year for the last ten years.  The teachers appreciate how the show fits the curriculum they are teaching.  And the kids love flying around the library!

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Henry
Job Title/Position: 
artist
Mailing Address: 
120 Pulpit Hill, # 31
Amherst, MA 01002
Physical Address: 
120 Pulpit Hill, # 31
Amherst, MA 01002
Last Name: 
Lappen
Phone: 
413-549-3722

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - Science
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Mime
Year Founded: 
1993
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Hampshire Bird Club
Northeast Hawkwatch
Awards: 
Several Local Cultural Council grants

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Two tables and room to move around.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$750
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults