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Cory Radisch - Principal NJ
This performance was astounding. Mr. Dunning provides a sense of genius that is remarkable. For educators, he is the quintessential reason why we must always believe that our students possess some kind of brillance. Truly inspiring!! Should be on broadway.
The Signature Project is perhaps the most exceptional presentation and journey I have ever experienced from both an international and stateside perspective. Patrick Dunning is brilliant, a genius, a master of timing, and perhaps the most talented of divergent thinkers I have ever encountered. Our students were captivated from the first moment of his production and were still talking about their experience long after his presentation. What a rare treat and gift for people of any age to experience. We all, adults and children, reveled in his energy, his joie de vivre, and his passion to connect with each and every one of us in his own unique way. I am grateful to have been a small part of this significant, sensory-enriching, emotionally-charged, and thought-provolking multi-media project! Kudos to this consumate master and artist! Thank you for such an extraordinary journey, Patrick; one that so profoundly affects our perceptions of life!
Your passion for art and life is contagious!! Before today, I never knew I could experience art through waves of energy! Your performance had myself and the kids at Gaston Elementary fully engaged! My third grader said it was the BEST assembly he has ever gone to! My first grader was fascinated by all the different senses coming alive in her-she had pure excitement the whole performance! The world needs more 'Patrick Dunnings': people who have a passion of love and humanity through art. You have inspired my family today along with a whole district and that is priceless!! Thank you <3
I just saw Mr. Dunning's presentation at our school in Gaston, Oregon today. It was magical the way he wove art, music, technology and heartfelt images together to form an amazing celebration of life. We laughed, clapped, and pondered at the human (and feline) spirit portayed through multi-media images. He truly captured the attention and hearts of all the children and adults with an unspoken message of the value of life, and each person on earth. His unique perspective and gift for seeing the beauty in our world and in each one of us left me feeling changed. I will never forget the message and hope the project is successfuly taken around the world.
Hello Mr. Dunning. Today you visited my school, The Scholars' Academy in New York and made a presentation about the Signature Project among many other things. I cannot express in words how much I enjoyed your presentation, and I believe that not even the most advanced of the prodigies with their memorizing skills could ever recreate the excitement you offered us today. Many of my peers were speechless, some were in tears, and honestly I don't know how to thank you. You have touched the hearts of the middle school you visited today, and I am sure this event will stay with us for a very long time. Thank you so much for such a meaningful, eye-opening show and I wish you my support in the Signature Project and any more you decide to do. Your Irish Vision was also a magnificent work of art. My peers, teachers and I are in awe. You never failed to make us laugh or gasp in surprise. Thank you!
This is the best piece of art I have seen in my life . It touched me to the center of my heart . I can't wait to see the day the whole thing is completed .
I was profoundly moved to a place beyond words by this project, the presentation of it, and this man and his dedication and passion. I feel a sweeping sense of humanity and my small but significant place in it via Patrick's actualized vision. God bless Irish storytellers. He has certainly found and embraced his calling in this lifetime.
With gratitude, Joan Negash
~Wolftrap Elementary School
I just sat through the most amazing assembly at our McHenry Middle School, in Mchenry, IL. Our middle school students as well as staff were blown away by the talent of Patrick Dunning. I have seen many assemblies in my career and this by far was the most powerful and entertaining. I wish and hope every school in the United States would take the time to book this man and let their staff and student be amazed by this talent. He has more talent then any person I have had the pleasure to meet or see. The Signature Project is truly a work of art and for us as staff at our school to sign this and be a part of history. Thank You Patrick Dunning for coming to our school. I am blessed to have been enriched by your talent, love of art and vision. Terry Matthiesen
Pat Schumaker (don't call me P-Shuey)
I can still remember when Patrick Dunning came to my school in 2006. I was only in fifth grade, but Patrick's message has stuck with me ever since. The signature project's unique celebration of life through art is unparalleled. I can't wait till it's finished, and the world gets the chance to see this completed masterpiece.
Patrick Dunning came to the Verrazano school in Bensonhurst Brooklyn and aesthetized the postmodern idiom through a performance that emphasized the layered multiplicity of life in way that all could appreciate. The children understood nature's order through the arts and Patrick showed all present how iterabilty is one of the great signatures of life. I would recommend that this concept be brought to universities as well as primary schools so that all can benefit from the message of wonder that is so theatrically related.