BALLET STAGE BY STAGE RESOURCES
Ballet Stage by Stage gives students grades K - 12 the chance to step into the daily world of a working dancer. Click below to download teacher resources for these performances at local schools. MORE INFORMATION
STUDENT PERFORMANCE SERIES STUDY GUIDES
AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS ARCHIVES
(Click to download PDFs)
Giselle: I’ve got the Wilis!
Thursday, March 1, 2012 / 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Since the first version of Giselle performed in 1841, this ballet has deeply moved people of every decade in cultures all over the world. It is the world’s most beloved Romantic-era story ballet.
Hear! See! Imagine! Dance!
April 25, 26, 27, 2012 / 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Choreography derived from noticing the way things and animals sound and move.
Additional Resources: Listed below are links to additional resources to help you and your students gain insight into the three works being performed as part of the Hear! See! Imagine! Dance! program. Short descriptions give you an idea of the content.
DIVERTIMENTO NO. 15
- Divertimento No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 287 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is available on iTunes—a recording by Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra and Janos Rolla is only $5.94! HERE
- Go to New York City Ballet's website for Divertimento No. 15. Click beside the treble clef to hear the music. See if you can hear and clap a steady rhythm that matches the beats of the music. The strong moment, when you feel like clapping, is count "one." If you count to three over and over again, clapping on count "one," you will be on the beat! This music has a rocking beat! HERE
- See an excerpt danced by San Francisco Ballet HERE
- Read about choreographer George Balanchine HERE
- Read more about Lambarena in this study guide from 2009 HERE
- Read about the choreographer, Val Caniparoli HERE
CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS: BRUSH STROKES IN THE WILD
- Read about the choreographer, Anne Mueller HERE
- Learn about the composer, Camille Saint-Saëns HERE
- Click to listen to a complete recording of all fourteen movements by pianists Neal and Nancy O'Doan HERE and theSeattle Youth Symphony conducted by Vilem Sokol HERE!
- Click to see a clip of Disney's Fantasia 2000. Disney animators created a dance for flamingos to the Finale from Saint-Saëns's Carnival of the Animals HERE
- Check out a Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny version of Carnival of the Animals from 1976 complete with poetry by Ogden Nash HERE
- Check out an excerpt of another version of Carnival of the Animals by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon HERE
GUIDE: Song & Dance - April 27 & 28, 2011
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS: Accompanying handouts or slides
GUIDE: The Stravinsky Project - March 3, 2011
WORD JUMBLE: The Stravinsky Project - March 3, 2011
GUIDE: The Sleeping Beauty - October 14, 2010
GUIDE: Emerald Retrospective - October 15, 2009
GUIDE: Duets - April 27, 28 & 29, 2010
GUIDE: Swan Lake - 10/16/08
Accompanying Overhead Transparencies FOR 10/16/08
GUIDE: Lambarena - 2/26/09
Accompanying Lesson Plan: "Weaving the Elements of Lambarena"
GUIDE: Left Unsaid - 4/23 & 4/24
GUIDE: The Germanic Lands - 10/18/07
GUIDE: France - 2/28/08 / Transparencies
GUIDE: America - 4/24/08 & 4/25/08
GUIDE: Fall 2006
GUIDE: Winter 2007
GUIDE: Spring 2007
In the 1860s and 1870s, the ballet stars of the Paris Opera were the Parisian celebrities of their day. Photographs were just beginning to be available as popular culture, and fans collected cartes-de-visite of dancers, similar to the way that people today collect trading cards of sports stars. The cartes-de-visite below may be downloaded, printed and cut into individual cards for your students.
Dancin' in the Rain: A Bit of Portland Dance History - 1900 to 1954
By Carol Shults and Martha Ullman West ©2000 Download
A Century of Dance in Portland Download
(OBT playbill articles from the 1996/97 season)
By Carol Shults, OBT Historian
BOOK & MEDIA RESOURCES
Many thanks to All Classical 89.9 radio and Classical Millennium for their recommendations.
All books and dvds are available through Multnomah County Library.
All cds and dvds are available at Classical Millennium.
If you’re looking for good introductory books about ballet:
Ballet: An Illustrated History, Mary Clarke and Clement Crisp
The Magic of Dance, Margot Fonteyn
ABOUT GEORGE BALANCHINE
Balanchine: A Biography, Bernard Taper
Writing in the Dark, Dancing in the New Yorker, Arlene Croce
Choreography by Balanchine
New York City Ballet/Dance in America
A Two-part Biography from
Great Performances/American Masters
ABOUT JEROME ROBBINS
BOOK Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance, Deborah Jowitt
WEBSITES FOR EDUCATORS
National Dance Education Organization
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is an autonomous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting standards of excellence in dance education by providing the dance artist and the dance educator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.
The Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
ARTSEDGE — the National Arts and Education Network — supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience. ARTSEDGE empowers educators to teach in, through, and about the arts by providing the tools to develop interdisciplinary curricula that fully integrate the arts with other academic subjects.
ARTSEDGE offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, as well as professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment.
Mathmatics and Dance:
Physical Education and Dance:
(Scroll down to "In the Groove")
Oregon Alliance for Arts Education:
Dance Education Resources:
Minds in Motion
World Wide Arts Resources Corporation