Esencia Española (middle)

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Dance Social Studies
Grade Level Program Access
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Show begins at 11:15am and is 65 minutes, concluding at 12:20pm.
Offsite Performance
Lewis Mills High School: 26 Lyon Road, Burlington, CT 06013.
Spring: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Esencia Española @ 11:15am
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Online Study Guides, Videos and Pictures http://www.flamencoballet.com/videos.html compliment the performance of professional musicians and dancers in traditional costume, with an opportunity for students to participate during each of our two shows.
Printing, distributing and reviewing the Study Guide - that corresponds to their show(s) - with their students http://www.flamencoballet.com/study_guides.html Additional educational tools are available for purchase: CDs, DVDs at the show, or by calling 800.435.8687.
I can identify and discuss how norms and values vary across cultures; explain how a civilization/nation's arts, architecture, music and literature reflect its culture and history; and evaluate the cultural contributions of a variety of past and present civilizations. Students will understand music and dance in relation to history and culture.
Our Spanish program is specifically designed, choreographed and produced for K-12 audiences, with aspects of the performance highlighting targeted educational standards and core curriculums. Picture yourself being transported to Andalusia, sitting in a rustic cantina, viewing an authentic, intense and passionate performance of Tablao Flamenco, a colorful Zarzuela (Spanish operetta), La Jota, La Tuna troubadours (a group of traveling minstrels adorned in colorful attire), in addition to a variety of other folkloric dance and music from Spain. In between dances, the students will also be treated to live classical guitarists performing a variety of traditional Spanish music. Our Spanish show will conclude with the artists inviting some of the audience onto the stage to participate in this great cultural event by joining them to dance the “Macarena.” The comprehension of the students learning and understanding our cultural education show will be reflected in their ability to participate in the performances through repetition of music, foreign language, and dances from different cultures and historic periods. The students will empathize with our professional performers costume and folkloric music and dance, as they learn to interpret and recognize the patterns in culture and make connections between music and dance as the foundation for modern languages. Our Spanish show study guide should be administered through the educators of the younger students. Educators may use the study guide as a base for their lesson plans. For the older student, the study guide in their own hands, will highlight social studies, humanities, world history and the artistic connections of the Spain through folkloric music, dance and costume.
Hispanic Flamenco Ballet was formed in 2005, by Jorge Ceron, a cultural exchange expert who began his career over 15 years ago with the Boston Flamenco Ballet. During this time, Mr. Ceron has managed numerous cultural exchange tours, gaining vast experience that is reflected in the rich cultural diversity and content of our present day shows. To date, HFB has produced over 850 cultural education performances based on Latin American countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as heritage shows representing Spain. Most recently HFB held Open-Call Dancer and Musician auditions in 9 cities, with dancers and musicians representing 12 countries. During these auditions 193 performers demonstrated a range of professional skills to comprise our touring company of 8 HFB Dancers and 3 HFB Musicians. Since our inception, and as of December 31, 2013, we have performed for over 460,000 students and teachers! With our professional dancers and musicians, we have grown HFB’s audience 122% from 35,503 (2007) to 78,604 (2013).
Volunteers may be welcome to help Hispanic Flamenco Ballet as Ushers and Greeters.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Geography: Human -Environment Interaction: Places, Regions, and Culture: 6-7.4 Analyze the cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from one another.
Grade 6: Dance: Responding: Anchor 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.:. Explain how the elements of dance are used in a variety of dance genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Use genre specific dance terminology.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Geography: Human -Environment Interaction: Places, Regions, and Culture: 6-7.4 Analyze the cultural and environmental characteristics that make places both similar to and different from one another.
Grade 7: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work: b. Compare and contrast how the elements of dance are used in a variety of genres, styles, or cultural movement practices. Use genre-specific dance terminology.