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The Nutcracker BTC (middle)

Last changed: 05/29/2019 10:36am
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Dance Social Studies English
Grade Level Program Access
1 60 min
Offsite Performance
Hoffman Auditorium
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:00 am. In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather, program can be held on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
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bus transportation to and from University of Saint Joseph
I can follow the story based on the movements in the dance. I can identify the characters based on their movements. I can see how the music enhances the story. I can identify characters and setting by the costumes and scenery.
The Nutcracker - the story of Clara nad her Uncle Drosslemeyer and nephew, Alexsander. Clara receives a wonderful holiday gift from her uncle - a Nutcracker. Her brother Fritz is jealous and breaks it. Once repaired, Clara heads off to sleep and dreams of her Nutcracker becoming a handsome prince. The prince leads Clara off through a battle of the mice and toy soldiers, through a wintry snow storm and to the magical Land of the Sweets where she is greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. When Clara awakens, she realizes it has all been a dream!
one performance - 364 tickets. Must have 250 attendees to hold the performance
There are no volunteer opportunities available as the University has requirements for ushers that Ballet Theatre Company must abide by

Grade 6

Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: 3. Describe how the story's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Grade 6: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: a. Explain how the artistic expression of a dance is achieved through the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique, dance structure, and context. Explain how these communicate the intent of the dance using genre specific dance terms

Grade 7

Grade 7: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: 3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g. how the setting shapes the characters)
Grade 7: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: a. Compare the meaning of different dances. Explain how the artistic expression of each dance is achieved through the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique and context. Use genre specific dance terms.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details: 3. Analyze how particular incidents in the story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character or provoke a decision
Grade 8: Dance: Responding: Anchor Standard 8: Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: a. Select a dance and explain how artistic expression is achieved through relationships among the elements of dance, use of body, dance technique and context. Cite evidence in the dance to support your interpretation using genre specific dance terms.