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The Odyssey

Last changed: 07/09/2015 6:46pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 Dance Music Phy. Education
Dance English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program
2 45 min
1 60 min
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop Arts Integration programs include a combination of Workshop and Performance. For smaller groups, performances will be limited to 5 minutes and include more active create time. For larger groups (minimum 120 students), we can include a 30 minute performance with the full Company. Performances can be held for multiple grade levels combined on the first day of the visit. The second day of workshops can then be held for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately.
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For the individual class workshops, a large space such as an auditorium or gymnasium is preferred. If a classroom space is used it must be cleared and clean with desks pulled to the sides.

For programs that include the full 30 minute performance, an auditorium with sound is preferable.
The primary objective of The Odyssey program is to engage students in the learning and interpreting of mythological stories and how they are relevant to today and their own personal experiences. Students will then use what they learned the create their own artistic work through movement and build a foundation for creative expression and the understanding of modern dance. The Odyssey stories (adapted for each grade level) explore themes of trials and tests, heroes, loyalty and resourcefulness.
The Odyssey program focuses on the story of Odysseus and his encounters with Poseidon, Cyclops, Sirens and Athena (to name a few). The students will recount the stories, determine the central message, lesson or moral. We will discuss with the students how the words create mood, emphasize character or setting. Students will identify words and phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. Students will then be taken through a physical/dance warm up using what they discovered to create movement phrases and/or ideas. Students will be broken into smaller groups and led through a creative process to create their own interpretation of the story. Students will have the opportunity to view a performance based on The Odyssey Grade level differences focus on a variety of sources of content (for example, the Percy Jackson series for middle schoolers), depth of knowledge and specific points of discussion as seen in the curriculum.
The Odyssey Arts Focused program focuses on the story of Poseidon and Odysseus. The students will recount the stories, determine the central message, lesson or moral. We will discuss with the students how the words create mood, emphasize character or setting. Students will identify words and phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses. Students will then be taken through a physical/dance warm up using what they discovered to create movement phrases and/or ideas. Students will be broken into smaller groups and led through a creative process to create their own interpretation of the story.Students will have the opportunity to view a mini performance based on the Poseidon myth by two members of the dance company. Grade level differences focus on depth of knowledge and specific points of discussion as seen in the curriculum.
Caregivers may help out with the performance portion of the Arts Integration programming. They may be audience members or act as stage crew.

Grade PK

Grade PK: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Grade PK: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade PK: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Respond in movement to a variety of sensory stimuli (for example, music/sound, visual, tactile).
Grade PK: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Recognize an emotion expressed in dance movement that is watched or performed.

Grade K

Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details #3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Grade K: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #9: With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Grade K: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Respond in movement to a variety of stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, symbols, observed dance).
Grade K: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Recognize and name an emotion that is experienced when watching, improvising, or performing dance and relate it to a personal experience.

Grade 1

Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details: #3: Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Grade 1: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Craft and Structure: #4: Identity words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Grade 1: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Explore movement inspired by a variety of stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, symbols, observed dance, experiences) and identify the source.
Grade 1: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10.Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. B. Observe illustrations from a story. Discuss observations and identify ideas for dance movement and demonstrate the big ideas of the story.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Key Ideas and Details: #2: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Grade 2: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Craft and Structure: #4: Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem or song.
Grade 2: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Explore movement inspired by a variety of stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, symbols, observed dance, experiences) and suggest additional sources for movement ideas.
Grade 2: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding. A. Observe a dance and relate the movement to the people or environment in which the dance was created and performed.

Grade 3

Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Grade 3: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe characters in a story (e.g. their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Grade 3: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Experiment with a variety of self-identified stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance, experiences) for movement.
Grade 3: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Compare the relationships expressed in a dance to relationships with others. explain how they are the same or different.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Grade 4: Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #9: Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Grade 4: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Build content for choreography using several stimuli (for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance, experiences, literary forms, natural phenomena, current news, social events).
Grade 4: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. B. Relate the main idea or content in a dance to other experiences. Explain how the main idea of a dance is similar to or different from one's own experiences, relationships, ideas or perspectives.

Grade 5

Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details #2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Grade 5: Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas #7: Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Grade 5: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Build content for choreography using several stimuli ((for example, music/sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance, experiences, literary forms, natural phenomena, current news or social events).
Grade 5: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Describe how the movement characteristics and qualities of a dance in a specific genre or style communicate the ideas and perspectives of the culture, historical period, or community from which the genre or style originated.

Grade 6

Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
Grade 6: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Grade 6: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Relate similar or contrasting ideas to develop choreography using a variety of stimuli (for example, music, observed dance, literary forms, notation, natural phenomena, personal experience/recall, current news or social events).
Grade 6: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Interpret and show how the movement and qualities of a dance communicate its cultural, historical, and/or community purpose or meaning.

Grade 7

Grade 7: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #7: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
Grade 7: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #9: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
Grade 7: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Compare a variety of stimuli (for example, music, observed dance, literary forms, notation, natural phenomena, personal experience/recall, current news or social events) and make selections to expand movement vocabulary and artistic expression.
Grade 7: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. B. Explore various movement vocabularies to express an artistic intent in choreography. Explain and discuss the choices made using genre-specific dance terminology.
Grade 7: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Compare and contrast the movement characteristics or qualities found in a variety of dance genres. Discuss how the movement characteristics or qualities differ from one's own movement characteristics or qualities and how different perspectives are communicated.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #7: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story of drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Grade 8: Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: #9: Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patters of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
Grade 8: Dance: Creating: Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. Implement movement from a variety of stimuli (for example, music, observed dance, literary forms, notation, natural phenomena, personal experience/recall, current news or social events) to develop dance content for an original dance study or dance.
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 terminology.