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Theon Lee

About the artist

Theon Lee is an Indianapolis-native performance artist with expertise in the fields of hip hop (as an emcee), poetry (in spoken word), and folk (as a vocalist/guitarist/songwriter). Since 2010, Theon has performed to diverse crowds across the Midwest region, and has rooted himself in Teaching Artistry. He has worked with K-12 schools, recreational and afterschool programs, and programs for at-risk youth. In 2016, Theon joined forces with the Arts For Learning, and developed a curriculum that introduces hip hop to mathematics.



Ones and Twos



When it comes to the subject of math, the first thing students take to is pattern. As years go on, however, many youth never accurately learn or forget to apply pattern to more complex mathematical problems, leaving them behind the learning curve. Ones and Twos is a beat boxing workshop that incorporates math and human beat boxing, one of the subcultures of hip hop. This interactive workshop introduces pattern as a game by using numbers, symbolism, and onomatopoeia to turn math puzzles into musical compositions. The program guarantees that students will gain an understanding of the correlation between basic arithmetic, music, and pattern as it pertains to a form of composition.

This program meets standards in Creative Writing Listening & Speaking Math Patterns & Sequence Poetry Social Studies U.S. History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 28
Single: $90 Multiple: $80

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