Educational Performances

 

Fire Speaks the Land: An Active Audiences Dance Performance

Our current 50-minute “active audience” performance uses choreography, original music and narration in an innovative approach to fire education for elementary and middle school students. The performance teaches the fire triangle; convection, conduction, and radiation; and how Native people used fire. Blackfeet Native leader Jack Gladstone eloquently narrates the sound score. Dancers demonstrate the role of fire in three forest communities in the Northern Rockies (ponderosa, lodgepole, whitebark pine). The performance is highly interactive and everyone participates, students and teachers alike. Teacher feedback has been stellar:  a 2nd grade teacher called it “unforgettable”, a 5th grade teacher wrote, “Dance is an amazing way to teach science!” 

 

2016 Tour Dates
January 25 (2 performances)
Montana Theatre
Missoula County Public School 3rd and 6th graders.
A project of SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

January 26
Montana Theatre (1 performance)
Missoula County Public School 3rd and 6th graders.
A project of SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning

February 29 (1 performance)
Choteau School and area schools

March 2 (1 performance)
Helena Middle School, Helena District 4th & 5th Graders

April 7 and 8th (3 performances)
Boise, Idaho



Coming Soon! Changing Balance (Balancing Change)
A collaboration with the Glacier National Park Conservancy and the Crown of the Continent Research Center. This new "active audiences" performance premieres in July 2016 in Glacier National Park.


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