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Oregon Ballet Theatre

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students gain confidence, understanding and acceptance of their body’s potential. They explore joy in movement.

 

Students will:

  • learn about the dedication artists employ to produce their work
  • learn about artists’ constant willingness to train for increased learning in their field
  • try out artists’ open approach to incorporating fresh ideas, while maintaining respect for traditional ways
  • experience the benefits of rigorous practice and focus.
  • explore in a joy filled environment of creative safety

BIO

Oregon Ballet Theatre is proud to offer a wide variety of resources for teachers and students who seek to integrate the dance arts within student learning. We develop age-appropriate programming and curricula designed to broaden students’ aesthetic awareness and physical development, challenging them to include observation, creativity, performance, and reflection in their endeavors.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Our programs:

  • use dance as the medium of exploration and expression while integrating with academic curricula
  • provide students a kinesthetic learning opportunity
  • engage students in the rich cultural history and themes of classical dance
  • awaken an appreciation of the arts, offering dance to students who could not access it any other way
  • students learn about the profession of ballet

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Dance can be comprehended as it’s own subject area and in relation to other content area skills. You can dance about anything and you can learn about the world from dancing and looking at dance works, seeing it as a reflection of the world. Dance is a form of communication.

 

For young children, activities can be designed around alphabet, incorporating the shapes within the body and the visual design of words in relation to music. Mathematics can be explored in its relation to music and time structure, science in its use of the physics of motion, history in that the artists continually create work that is an expression of its era, and language arts in its expressive and constructional relation to word-use, poetry and story-line and compositional elements of sequence, including beginning, middle, and end.

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: Auditorium or large space or one designated classroom where students come to me.

 

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: none

 

Technology: We provide our own iPad, speakers, and props as needed. Just need electric outlets.

FEE INFO

RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

GRADES K – 8
$75 per hour

OBT2 In-School Assembly Performance

Free!!  Call for details and availability

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

https://www.obt.org

REFERENCES

Jill Gilbertson

Teacher

gilbertsonj@nclack.k12.or.us

(503) 353-5620

Sunnyside Elementary School

1st Grade

Gina McLain

Principal

mclaing@hsd.k12.or.us

(503) 844-1360

Lenox Elementary School

Christina Denkinger

Teacher

CDenkinger@rsd7.net

(503) 255-4673

Alder Elementary School

2nd & 3rd Grade


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