What Is “MONTAGE”?

Here is a dictionary definition of “montage:” (mon tazh´) the technique of combining in a single composition pictorial elements from various sources to give the illusion that the elements belonged together originally, or to add interest or meaning to the composition.

Now . . . combine that with the idea that you can paint pictures with ideas, or words, or feelings, or music, or humor, or stories, or personal experiences, and you can more clearly see what is at the core of every POSITIVE RHYTHM Production.  We want participants and audiences to identify with what is presented … to be able to say somehow…

“That’s ME on stage!”


… and to learn or grow from the recognition.


But there’s more!

MONTAGE is a growing group of educators and performers who work to motivate positive self-empowerment through the presentation of inspiring ideas and experiences. Associates perform collectively or alone using music, poetry, stories, illusions, puppetry and other activities and illustrations to do significant teaching. Presentations are appropriate for pre-schoolers through senior citizens and may take place at businesses, schools, churches, conferences, community centers and more.

MONTAGE associates are individuals and groups who realize that because we live in a fast-paced, “we want it now,” “instant image” society, there is a need for presentation styles that educate and entertain in a way modern audiences have come to expect. Associates are committed to the idea that education and the performing arts can be combined in ways that can help people reach more of their full potential.

MONTAGE stands for a level of quality in presentations that people can depend on in the same way we have long been able to depend on this …

Good Housekeeping

…the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”

See the note below for ideas about how the MONTAGE concept can be applied.

(Note: CLIENT-SPECIFIC Themes” – Schools, churches and community agencies often have specific themes that they are celebrating or emphasizing in some way. All of the talented people associated withPositive Rhythm Productions and MONTAGE consider it a privilege and a pleasure to customize presentations to address one-of-a-kind slogans, mottoes, campaigns, or audiences. With enough notice, even original music or other extra special devices can be created.
Many other presentations are available or can be designed by request according to needs identified and the skills of presenters. These include presentations on:

  • Action-Planning
  • Problem-Solving
  • Decision-Making
  • Conflict Management
  • Group Dynamics
  • Goal-Setting
  • Thinking Skills
  • Recreational Drug-Specific Information
  • Communication
  • Communicating as a Presenter
  • Basic Song Writing
  • Youth Resiliency
  • Creative Writing
  • Theater “Improvisation” (i.e. “Imitation of Life” Training)
  • “Goal-Setting: Planning to Be All You Can Be”
  • “Much To Do About Problems”
  • “To Decide or Not To Decide: That’s Not The Question”
  • “Conflict Management: What To Do When Somebody Ticks You Off”
  • “The Resilient Human Or How To Bounce Back Every Time”



… and many, many MORE!