Share the Magic Student Performances

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Share the Magic performance at The Bushnell in Hartford.

Lead corporate sponsors:

Hartford Steam Boiler, Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund, Travelers Companies

The ‘Share the Magic’ student performances at The Bushnell in Hartford are now in their ninth 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.

Looking forward to this coming year's performance:
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30am

SHARE THE MAGIC programs align with the following common care and arts standards:
 

English Language Arts

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.

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details:
  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).