Share the Magic

The ‘Share the Magic’ student performances at The Bushnell in Hartford are now in their twelfth year! Under the umbrella of Hartford Performs, a 75-minute condensed version of a full-length ballet or mixed bill is presented to elementary and middle school students from Hartford Public Schools at a heavily subsidized cost of $10.00 per student (chaperones are free) with the exception of bus transportation. Artistic Director Brett Raphael provides the narration and oversees a stimulating question-and-answer session immediately following the performance.

TAKE A FIELD TRIP TO SEE 'THE NUTCRACKER' OR 'COPPELIA'!

 

Connecticut Ballet will present our first 'Nutcracker' Share the Magic student performance at The Bushnell on Friday, December 9 from 10:30-11:45am (75 minutes with narration). Presented in cooperation with Hartford Performs, tickets are available to educators and Hartford Public School groups at a subsidized rate of $10/student. For info, visit www.hartfordperforms.org.

A second Share the Magic performance is scheduled for Friday, May 5 at The Bushnell from 10:30-11:45am. Connecticut Ballet will present the delightful story ballet, 'Coppelia,' for third & fourth grade students. This abbreviated version will tell the story of a peasant girl, Swanhilda, and her fascination with the dolls in Dr. Coppelius' toy workshop. The production includes colorful national dances such as the Hungarian csardas and the wedding of Swanhilda and Franz.

For public, private, or parochial school groups other than Hartford public schools, please contact us directly to book a student field trip (10 or more students) @$10/ticket. We require a minimum of one chaperone per 10 students and we provide one complimentary chaperone ticket per group. Please email ctballet@ix.netcom.com or call 860-293-1039.

 

Share the Magic programs align with the following common core and arts standards:

English Language Arts Standards

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details:
•  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
•  Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

 

Grade 3: Writing Standards: Text Types and Purposes:
•  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
•  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Arts Standards

Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior in watching dance performances; discuss their opinions about the dance with their peers in a supportive and constructive way.

Grade 2: Dance: Content Standard 7: Make Connections:

  • Respond to a dance using another art form; explain the connections between the dance and their response to it (for example, making a painting about a dance and describing the connections.

Grades 3 & 4: Dance: Content Standard 4: 

  • Analytical and Evaluative Thinking Skills: Demonstrate appropriate audience behavior in watching dance performances; discuss their opinions about the dance with their peers in a supportive and constructive way.

Grades 3 & 4: Dance: Content Standard 3:

  • Understand how dance creates and communicates meaning: Observe and discuss how dance is different from other forms of human movement (such as sports, everyday gestures).