Latin American Expressions (elementary)

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Dance Social Studies
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Our Latin American show begins at 9:50am and is 65 minutes, concluding at 10:55am. There is a 20 minute intermission, when some schools leave, and others arrive (just for the 2nd performance). Our second "Spanish" show begins at 11:15am and is 65 minutes, concluding at 12:20pm. Each show is a separate performance.
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 complimenting the performance of professional musicians and dancers, in traditional costume, with an opportunity for students to participate during each of our two shows. Pictures taken without a flash are permitted during the performance. Video and Audio recording are prohibited, unless authorized in writing by our Executive Director. Additional educational tools are available for purchase: CDs, DVDs at the show, or by calling 800.435.8687.
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 and explain how a civilization/nation's arts, architecture, music and literature reflect its culture and history.
Our Latin program is specifically designed, choreographed and produced for K-12 audiences, with aspects of the performance highlighting targeted educational standards and core curriculums. Students will witness a dazzling display of traditional and contemporary dance, costume, and music from Hispanic nations of the Caribbean, Central and South America. They will be treated to the sights, sounds and styles of: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and many more! This performance provides students with a unique opportunity to not only observe and understand the distinctions between dances, but also a comprehensive survey of Latin American cultures as seen through the performing arts. In addition to the live music and dance extravaganza, the showcase features Argentinean Boleadoras and an interactive grand finale when the students perform movement elements and dance skills. The comprehension of the students learning and understanding of 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 Latin 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 Caribbean, Central and South American countries 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 2

Grade 2: Geography: Human-Environment Interaction: Places, Regions, and Cultures: 2.6: Identify cultural and environmental characteristics of a place/region.
Grade 2: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 7: Perceive and analyze artistic work.: b. Demonstrate and describe movements in dances from different genres or cultures.