The Auditorium Theatre is thrilled to present its American Legacy Student Matinee Series which celebrates the life and legacy of 3 great Americans – Twyla Tharp, Martin Luther King Jr., and Alvin Ailey. As a part of this series, we are excited to be one of five co-commissioners, along with The Ravinia Festival, of Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary Tour.
Celebrate an iconic choreographer’s five decades of dance-making for both modern dance and ballet companies, TV, the Broadway stage, and Hollywood films with excerpts from two world premieres. Includes the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to personally hear from Twyla Tharp! Recommended for grades 6+.
You will also receive a FREE Classroom Companion that includes activities to help align the performance experience with Common Core learning.
Tickets are $10 per person. There is also a one-time $10 service fee applied to each group order. Everyone, including chaperones, must pay the admission fee. Seating for all student events is assigned on a first-paid, first-seated basis, and we are now taking reservations!
If you have any questions, or want to make your reservation, please call the sales office at 312-341-2357, or send an email to email@example.com.
Extend your student matinee experience with an exciting residency opportunity that directly connects the performance back to your classroom!: POWER IN MOVEMENT RESIDENCY: With this 9 class residency, students explore the choreographic choices made in Twyla Tharp, 50th Anniversary Tour as they investigate movement as a lens to explore the concept of community. Participants are challenged to make active choices as an ensemble and as individuals that affect the “motion” of their own communities. (Appropriate for grades 3-12) Learn ways to better prepare your students for their Auditorium Experience by participating in an Engage, Connect, Create! Professional Development Workshop!
These two-hour workshops (taking place at participating schools upon request), allow teachers to explore the work of art they will be seeing at the Auditorium Theatre using the methodology laid out by our year-long ArtsXChange Program: ENGAGING students with the performance, CONNECTING the work of art to topics being explored on in the academic classroom, and finally CREATING an arts activity or arts-based lesson that can be used to prepare their students for the field trip experience. For more information on any of these opportunities, contact the Department of Creative Engagement at 312-341-2359, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.