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DIGITAL STUDENT MATINEE FOR PK-12 SCHOOLS

DIGITAL STUDENT MATINEE FOR PK-12 SCHOOLS

BRING THE MAGIC AND ARTISTRY OF SF BALLET INTO YOUR CLASSROOM

Register today for free access to San Francisco Ballet’s 2022 Digital Student Matinee.

Discover the transformative power of creativity through the arts! Introduce your students to the joy of dance, music, visual art, and film with San Francisco Ballet’s Digital Student Matinee presentation of COLORFORMS. This mesmerizing dance film will captivate students’ imaginations with dazzling choreography, dynamic music, inspiring artwork, and sweeping views of San Francisco.

The 2022 SF Ballet Digital Student Matinee experience for PK-12 schools includes:

  • Exclusive access to the dance film COLORFORMS, performed by San Francisco Ballet and filmed at four San Francisco locations – SF Museum of Modern Art, Golden Gate Park, Yerba Buena Gardens, and SF War Memorial Opera House.
  • Pre-screening and post-screening educational resources to enhance the dance film viewing experience.
  • An opportunity to virtually go behind the scenes with the choreographer and ballet dancers to learn about the process of creating a dance film.
  • A professional development workshop for PK-12 teachers.

COLORFORMS: ON-DEMAND DIGITAL STUDENT MATINEE

STREAMING: April 4–29, 2022
FILM LENGTH: 20 minutes
RECOMMENDED AGES: For everyone age 4 and up, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade
PRICE: Free for PK-12 teachers to show in a classroom or school environment. Pre-registration required.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

CHOREOGRAPHER: Myles Thatcher
COMPOSER: Steve Reich
FILM DIRECTOR: Ezra Hurwitz
MUSIC: Variations for Vibes, Pianos, and Strings performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
CAST: Dancers of SF Ballet

COLORFORMS was filmed during San Francisco’s shelter in place mandate, inside the galleries of the SF Museum of Modern Art, outdoors at Golden Gate Park and Yerba Buena Gardens, and on stage at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. Click here to watch videos about the making of COLORFORMS with choreographer Myles Thatcher.

HOW TO REGISTER

Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade classes are currently eligible to participate in the SF Ballet Digital Student Matinee experience for FREE. Teachers and school administrators are invited to submit the registration form to request access for up to 6 classrooms/teachers per form. Schools may submit multiple registration forms if more than 6 teachers/classrooms at your school would like to request access to the Digital Student Matinee.

If you are not from a PK-12 school or home school group, please visit the SF Ballet Online Classroom for other dance education resources or contact education@sfballet.org.

The SF Ballet Digital Student Matinee is intended for PK-12 students to experience within a classroom or school environment, and may not be shared for any individual or commercial purpose.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety measures, SF Ballet will not have any in-person Student Matinee performances in the SF War Memorial Opera House during the 2021-2022 school year.

NOTE: If you are an SFUSD teacher participating in SF Ballet’s DISC Residency Program this school year, then you do not need to submit this registration form. Your classroom is already pre-registered and you will receive additional information in March.

Questions? Contact us at education@sfballet.org.

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Professional Development Workshop for PK-12 teachers

Join SF Ballet and SFMOMA for a free professional development workshop for PK-12 classroom educators. Explore how dance can help build narrative skills and inspire learning through the arts. Teachers will develop techniques for engaging with artworks using observation, inquiry, contextual information, and personal associations. This workshop will provide educators with classroom activities and resources that spark deeper engagement with COLORFORMS performed by the dancers of SF Ballet and filmed at SFMOMA. Gain tools to incorporate art and dance into your curriculum and learn about how the art at SFMOMA inspired the dance film COLORFORMS.

DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

TIME: 4:00-5:30 PM

VENUE: Online on Zoom (link will be emailed 48 hours before the workshop)

COST: Free

WHO CAN ATTEND: All PK-12 educators

REGISTER: Click here to register

FACILITATORS: Co-led by educators from SFMOMA and SF Ballet

Julie Charles, Director of Education, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Tamara Porras, Manager of Educator Engagement, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Jasmine Yep Huynh, Associate Director of Education, San Francisco Ballet

Amanda Alef, Education Programs Manager, San Francisco Ballet

 

This workshop is free and open to all PK–12 teachers, whether or not your class is participating in SF Ballet's free Digital Student Matinee of COLORFORMS streaming on demand from April 4-29, 2022. A recording of the professional development workshop will not be available.

For more information, please contact education@sfballet.org.

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