Tuesday, 05 October 2010 05:26

Educational Creative Clinic Reviews

Written by Rik Leaf
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"The week long tour of the South Slave was a terrific way to start our year. Your energy, enthusiasm, ability to connect with the students along with the high-calibre of your performance as a group helped each of our schools get off to a great start. "There is, as I've said before, something really special about Tribe of One. Your performances both moved and inspired us all. As performers you connect with your audience in a way that is unique. You tease all our senses through your performance and what you leave behind is a warm memory and the desire to open the floodgates of our own creativity. Your workshops inspired our youth and helped feed their creative spirits and your performances left memories which will last a life time. Who could ask for more....Mahsi Cho" Brent Kaulback, Regional Director, South Slave District School District, NWT, 2010


"Tribe of One was a great day long event at the start of Lutsel K'e Dene School's 2010 year. Students were challenged and engaged by workshops focusing on dance, art and story. The workshops demanded risk-taking, courage and creativity from the students and they stepped up! Once class participated in Buffy's dance for the community which was very special for students and parents. All the students showed courage and committment to their part in the dance and they were proud and so were the parents. The community concert brought almost the entire community into the school to join with the students to enjoy stimulating music, beautiful dance and spontaneous artwork! I had so many elders and community members saying what a fabulous concert it was and how much they enjoyed the time out from work to share this with their children. Thanks very much for your visit to our community and we certainly hope to see you again next year!!" Sheila Cavanagh, Principal. Lutsel K'e Dene School

"The students, staff and community here at Deninu School, in Fort Resolution, wish to send our gratitude for giving us an exceptionally memorable performance this past 22 September 2010!   During our last full staff meeting it was with unanimous agreement that this year’s ‘Tribe of One’ presentation was student centered, culturally connected and simply ‘a step in the right direction from last year’. Along with the refined performance itself, we all agreed that both students and staff gained a clearer understanding and appreciation for individualism and the talents that each person may hold.  As you know, we are your most loyal fans and continue to promote your ‘awesome entertainment’ (as one student said) long after your departure.  The students, staff and community cherished your performance and look forward to your presence once again in the not-so-far future." Dan Summers, Principal, Fort Resolution Deninu School


"Tribe of One delivers far more, and what they deliver resonates with the kids far more than their blurb captures. In their workshops and in concert, Tribe of One went far beyond entertaining our students (though they did that too.) Their high-impact visit gave a real boost to the fine and performaning arts in our school, and I sudder to think that we might have missed an amazing opportunity had I been too quick to hit the delete button."                  Geoff Bueger, Principal, Princess Alexandra School, Hay River, NWT, 2010

“We were blessed to have Tribe of One in our territory. You brought music, art and dance to those of us starved for this form of entertainment and all art forms were of the highest caliber. You are all living examples of the Dene principles of discovering your talent and sharing it with others. Without exception, I have fielded only positive comments from Principals, teachers, students and parents. We are eager to work with you to return next year.”    Brent Kaulback, Regional Director, South Slave District School District, NWT, 2009

“Last Fall, the students at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, came together to experience Tribe of One, little did I know that the Tribe would take the school by storm! From the moment the group walked on to the stage, the students were entranced. It is one thing to follow the curriculum. It is another to teach its worth in our lives. Rik Leaf and Tribe of One did just that! I highly recommend them to other schools.” Gretchen Day, Heart Lake Secondary School, Brampton, ON, 2003

On behalf of Sydney Academy I would like to thank you for your presentation to our music, art and drama students today. We really appreciate the message in your presentation, especially at a time when the arts are under siege as governmental agencies attempt to balance their books at the expense of creative thought and art. Coming from a region of the country that is experiencing full force, the downturn of the economy and collapse of all primary industries, the arts are providing hope, especially to students struggling to find their voice. Your presentation has been invaluable to them, as you have encouraged them to imagine, create and persevere.  Verne Lorway, Music Director, Sydney Academy, Cape Breton, 2006

”Last year Tribe of One performed at Sussex Regional High School. The music was amazing and touching, combined with the artist's painting and the creative dance I found it to be a very enlightening and cultural experience. I thought it was awesome that students were exposed to this sort of experience. I considered it to be the best presentation I have ever seen throughout my entire High School career.”                                                          Jon MacNeill, President SRHS Student Council, Sussex, NB, 2004


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Rik Leaf

Rik Leaf

Creative Director, 2005 - Present -  Recording Artist/Producer/Slam Poet, Published Author. Rik has released numerous CDs, worked in TV/Film tours internationally as a solo artist and with Tribe of One. Through his artistic activism he has worked with the UN and the Department of Foreign Affairs.


Website: www.rikleaf.com

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