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Ballet Theatre of Maryland

  • Category:

    • Dance

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • Alice in Wonderland

      Description:

      A company of professional dancers brings a 30-40-minute full-fledged story ballet into your school. Experience Alice in Wonderland in a nutshell, with excerpts from the ballet, based on the “Classic” Lewis Carroll tale. Journey with Alice to Wonderland where you will: enter a “caucus race; laugh at the antics of Tweedledee and Tweedledum; attend the zany Mad Hatter’s Tea Party; paint the roses red; play croquet with the Queen of Hearts and her Raven Red Knight; meet the mysterious Cheshire Cat; and rescue the Mad Hatter from the Red Queen when he goes on trial for stealing her tarts. Narration is transformed as students experience how costumes, props, ballet, musical theatre, and music, mesh together to bring all these whimsical characters to life through the power of dance.

      Grades: K-12

      Appropriate Grade Levels:

      Curriculum Connections

      Fine Arts Content Standards in Dance: Standard 1.0 Performing and responding; Aesthetic Education Indicator1. The students will demonstrate how elements of dance are used to communicate meaning as the characters in Alice in Wonderland come to life in a full-fledged ballet performance.
      Explain how the elements of dance are used to communicate ideas, thoughts, and feelings in movement sequences.
      Seed 1.1: Demonstrate how the elements of dance, narration, music, costumes, sets, props and music are used to communicate meaning through the characters in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland as they are transformed from the page to the stage in a live ballet performance.

      This program is offered as:

      • 1
    • Pirates of the Chesapeake

      Description:

      Based on the first documented acts of piracy on the Chesapeake Bay, BTM brings to life pirates, settlers and natives who lived in 17th century America in this dance assembly. Local history, swordfights and lost treasures come together through dance to tell a story of our colonial roots. Students will participate in demonstrations including stage combat.

      Please note: This performance is an artistic interpretation of historical events involving pirates. As a result, the performance contains the use of stylized stage combat, primarily sword fighting and incorporates the use of stage replica weapons, primarily swords (some wood and some metal). If you are concerned about this content, please take a look at the other offerings from Ballet Theatre of Maryland, or call Young Audiences to discuss further.

      Grades: K-12

      Appropriate Grade Levels:

      Curriculum Connections

      Sample Common Core connection CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

      This program is offered as:

      • 1
    • An American Journey through Dance

      Description:

      Experience the impact of cultural diversity on the evolution of American Ballet, especially the Irish, African American, Latino, and Native American cultures. Students see how classical dance can be used as a means of expressing the rhythms of a culture, or as a way of capturing its history in this dance assembly.

      Grades: K-12

      Appropriate Grade Levels:

      Curriculum Connections

      Sample Common Core connection
      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

      This program is offered as:

      • 1
  • Name or Art Agency:
    Young Audiences
    Email:
    info@yamd.org
    Phone:
    (410) 837-7577
    State / County:
    Baltimore, Maryland

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