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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 and other educational institutions 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 'ALICE IN WONDERLAND'!

 

Connecticut Ballet will present our a special ALICE IN WONDERLAND student performance at The Bushnell on Friday, May 3 from 10:30-11:45am (75 minutes with narration).

Lewis Carroll's classic text comes to life in Brett Raphael's whimsical ballet with narration. Students will be introduced to all the principal characters and given a behind-the-scenes look at how the scenery and costumes and lighting contribute to a theatrical production and help move the narrative along.

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, email us at ctballet@ix.netcom.com.

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).

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