2021–22 K–12 School Performance Series

This year, we’re bringing K–12 students and educators extraordinary performances that are sure to captivate and inspire—from innovative takes on classics like The Little Prince and The Very Hungry Caterpillar to an immersive, larger-than-life spectacle that blends circus with science.

Registration for our 2021–22 K–12 School Performance Series is open now!

CLICK HERE to complete your online registration form. 

Prior to each performance, you’ll receive a curriculum guide containing information about the performing artist or company, the art form, and grade-appropriate activities designed to help you incorporate arts learning into your classroom.

Performances are $5 per student/chaperone, with the exception of our Paige Hernandez program, which is free with registration.

fall 2021

Paige Hernandez Hip Hop Body Rock

Hip Hop Body Rock #1
by Paige Hernandez

VIRTUAL PACKAGE AVAILABLE*

September 27 — December 17, 2021

FREE WITH REGISTRATION

Theatre and dance collide in bite-size experiences crafted by world-renown educator and performer Paige Hernandez. This program features several warmups and a pair of two-part, basic hip hop routines. You’ll learn moves from Paige’s critically acclaimed show HAVANA HOP while grooving to the electrifying original music of Kris Funn’s Cornerstore. After this virtual combo, your swagga may go into overdrive!

Suggested Grades
K–5

Curricular Connections
Dance/Movement, English/Language Arts, Math, Music,  Social and Emotional Learning, Social Studies

*This K–12 School Performance Series program will be available to educators virtually. Teachers may register for and access the contents of this program with their students within these dates.

CLICK HERE to register for this performance.

spring 2022

Noche Flamenca Puro

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
10 a.m. (Central)

Woltosz Theatre

Born in Madrid, Soledad Barrio is one of today’s great dancers and was hailed by The New York Times as “a force of nature”—a flamenco dancer who “seemingly sends sparks into the floor.” Along with artistic director and founder Martín Santangelo, the duo has toured their New York City-based company around the globe. They have become known for their highly skilled performances and their commitment to the authentic heart and soul of flamenco—the Andalusian art form that was born from great pain, joy and extreme circumstances. Their performance will captivate audience members through awe-inspiring dance, song and music.

Suggested Grades
5–12

Curricular Connections
Art, Dance/Movement, Geography, Global Studies, History, Spanish

CLICK HERE to register for this performance.

BalletX LittlePrince

The Little Prince
by BalletX

IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE

Friday, March 25, 2022
10 a.m. (Central)

Woltosz Theatre

BalletX is Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company. Their production of The Little Prince is a full-length ballet arranged by award-winning choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. This performance is inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of enchanting adventures and life lessons. The Little Prince inspires the imagination of all ages through impressive movement and immersive visuals that tell a story about the magic of life.

Suggested Grades
2–7

Curricular Connections
Art, Character Development, Dance/Movement, Design, English/Language Arts, French, Storytelling, Theatre

CLICK HERE to register for this performance.

Mermaid Theatre Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

TWO IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
10 a.m. (Central)

Woltosz Theatre

Founded in 1972, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s unique adaptations of children’s literature have delighted more than five million young people in 16 countries on four continents. This production celebrates three beloved Eric Carle stories: Little Cloud, The Mixed-Up Chameleon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, told through innovative black-light puppetry and evocative original music. Mermaid Theatre’s production has earned considerable praise from audiences around the globe and is celebrating 20 years of touring.

Suggested Grades
Pre-K–3

Curricular Connections
Art, Character Development, Design, Literature, Puppetry, Storytelling, Theatre

CLICK HERE to register for this performance.

Acrobuffos AirPlay

Air Play
by Acrobuffos

TWO IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022
10 a.m. (Central)

Woltosz Theatre

Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. Acrobuffos’ production of Air Play includes flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, dancing fabrics floating over the audience and a giant snow globe—all sure to make audience members gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. With the ability to turn common, everyday objects into displays of uncommon beauty, Air Play ’s poetic ode to friendship brings to life the very air we breathe.

Suggested Grades
K–5

Curriculum Connections
Art, Character Development, Clowning and Miming, Dance/Movement, Design, Engineering, Science, Theatre

CLICK HERE to register for this performance. 

This K–12 School Performance Series show is sponsored by

Wilson investment group

 

Bus Reimbursement Program
All schools attending one of our K–12 School Performance Series in-person engagements are eligible to participate in our bus reimbursement program. Funding for this program is limited, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please let us know if you would like to receive additional information on our bus reimbursement program at the time of registration. 

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