Share the Magic
The ‘Share the Magic’ student performances at The Bushnell in Hartford are now in their eleventh 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 $5.00 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.
All Hartford Performs programs have gone virtual for 2020-2021. Stay tuned for announcements about Spring 2021 'Share the Magic' offering for Hartford Public Schools.
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.
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).