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PEACE PASSPORT FIELD TRIP SERIES

2019 2020


PEACE PASSPORT O UR VI S I O N

Curated for all students, our arts programs invite young learners to become global citizens in an active exploration of world music, dance, and theater. By learning about the richness of cultural traditions, scientific discoveries, and works of art – in class and through live performances – students cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and understanding.


YO U R PA S S P O RT TO THE ARTS & SC I EN C E S

ALL PERFORMANCES

Journey to outer space or dive to the depths of the ocean… Watch a classic Shakespearean drama unfold or encounter the cautionary tale of Orwell’s famed 1984…

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Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance or discover the traditions of the Gullah people living in our state…

During the 2019 – 2020 Peace Passport Field Trip Series, learning comes alive for students of all ages! With performances centered on art, music, dance, history, science, and literature, this year’s roster of school shows is packed with perfect learning opportunities beyond the classroom. PLUS, to help meet curriculum standards, every show has a FREE teacher resource guide complete with planning materials and student worksheets.

MUSIC

SCIENCE

THEATER

DREAM WEAVING: GULLAH STORIES AND SONGS Grade Levels: 1-8 Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2019

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE EXPLORING MARS WITH KOBIE BOYKINS Grade Levels: K-12 Sept. 16, 2019

MACBETH Grade Levels: 5-12 Oct. 17-18, 2019

HARLEM 100 Grade Levels: 3-12 Oct. 15, 2019

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE OCEAN SOUL WITH BRIAN SKERRY Grade Levels: K-12 Jan. 13, 2020

WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA? Grade Levels: 1-8 Nov. 6-7, 2019 JAZZY ASH & THE LEAPING LIZARDS Grade Levels: Pre K-8 Nov. 18-19, 2019 THIRD COAST PERCUSSION Grade Levels: K-8 Feb. 11, 2020

LITERARY ARTS KWAME ALEXANDER Grade Levels: 6-12 Mar. 23, 2020

DANCE DIAVOLO | ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION® Grade Levels: K-12 Oct. 8, 2019 CHE MALAMBO Grade Levels: K-12 Feb. 19, 2020 INLET DANCE THEATRE’S “WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?" Grade Levels: Pre K-3 Feb. 24-26, 2020

AQUILA THEATRE'S 1984 Grade Levels: 6-12 Feb. 5, 2020 HOMER'S THE ODYSSEY Grade Levels: 6-12 Feb. 6, 2020 WILDE CREATURES Grade Levels: K-6 Feb. 12-13, 2020 THE CASHORE MARIONETTES Grade Levels: 1-8 Mar. 11-12, 2020

On the cover: Che Malambo, Diavolo photo by Sharen Bradford, Jazzy Ash photo by Steve Lorentze


MUSIC DRE AM WE AVING: Â GULL AH STORIES AND SONGS Dream Weaving: Gullah Stories and Songs is a spellbinding presentation about the customs, beliefs, folkways, language, and heritage of the Gullah people. Created and performed by Ron and Natalie Daise, who starred in Nick Jr. TV's award-winning Gullah Gullah Island, the production intricately blends stories and songs of the Gullah people with humor, harmony, and humanity. SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 1-8 SOUTH CAROLINA STUDIES, GULLAH FOLK MUSIC


WHO STOLE THE MONA LISA? Storytelling comes alive in three unique ways for one spellbinding production. 1911’s great mystery of “Who Stole the Mona Lisa?” is brought to life through an animated short film, accompanied by Igor Stravinsky's magical suite from The Firebird live on solo piano. The adventures of storytelling continue with narration of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale and musical selections from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. NOVEMBER 6-7 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 1-8

Harlem 100: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance recognizes one of the most influential artistic movements of our country and gives insight into Harlem then and now. This multimedia performance presents musicians and dancers in a modern variety show that captures the sights and sounds of Harlem when legendary artists such as Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Billie Holiday made it the nexus for African American culture. OCTOBER 15 | 9:45 AM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 3-12 HARLEM RENAISSANCE, GENERAL MUSIC, JAZZ

STORYTELLING, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC


JA Z Z Y ASH & THE LE APING LIZ ARDS Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards enchant young audiences with original music inspired by traditional New Orleans jazz culture, mixing early jazz, zydeco, be-bop, and swing in a carnival of sound. Influenced by the music from her mother’s hometown of New Orleans and her father’s Trinidadian culture, Jazzy Ash has been praised by Sirius XM Radio’s Kids Place Live as their “favorite new musical discovery” and continues to top the children’s music charts. With a full six-piece band and upbeat catchy music styles of jazz and zydeco, get ready to have a grand ol’ time on a swingin’ musical tour of New Orleans.

NOVEMBER 18-19 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: PRE K-8 NEW ORLEANS CULTURE, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, JAZZ “Upbeat, lively rhythms… the lyrics are fun and playfully activate young listeners while often teaching important lessons.” – O R A N G E CO U N T Y M U S E U M O F A R T


CALL OF THE WILD: THIRD COAST PERCUSSION ILLUSTR ATED EDITION

Third Coast Percussion is a Grammy ® -winning quartet Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition is an original of classically-trained percussionists hailing from Chicago. For over 10 years, theLondon’s ensemble has forged adaptation of Jack classic adventure a unique pathnovel with by energetic performances that Jason Temblay. This multi-media celebrate theadventure extraordinary depth and breadth of as he tells the story of Buck the dog musical possibilities in thefrom world percussion. is kidnapped his of lavish California estate Think Outsideand thesent Drum is a fun, interactive to work as a sled dog during the great educational performance three Klondike Gold that Rushintroduces of the 1800s, embodying of the building blocks of music – rhythm, melody, themes of endurance and survival. and timbre. FEBRUARY 11 | 9:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: K-8 GENERAL MUSIC, PERCUSSION “Mysterious, funny, endlessly inventive.” – B O S TO N C L A S S I C A L R E V I E W


SCIENCE NATIONAL GEOGR APHIC LIVE EXPLORING MARS WITH KOBIE BOYKIN S As senior mechanical engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins helped design and build the solar arrays for the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. He has monitored headline-making studies, including proof that there was once water on Mars, indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Boykins will give students an inside look at what Curiosity and other Mars rovers have discovered on the red planet, as well as what’s ahead for the future of Mars exploration. SEPTEMBER 16 | 9:45 AM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $10 GRADE LEVELS: K-12 OUTER SPACE, ENGINEERING, ROBOTICS


NATIONAL GEOGR APHIC LIVE OCE AN SOUL WITH BRIAN SKERRY National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours under water, often in extreme conditions beneath Arctic ice and in predator-infested waters. Journey with him from the North Atlantic, where harp seals face the threat of declining sea ice, to the balmy waters of Australia, home of the fastest shark in the world — the mako. The stunning images he captures while on assignment offer a mesmerizing glimpse of the “soul of the sea.” JANUARY 13 | 9:45 AM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $10 GRADE LEVELS: K-12 MARINE BIOLOGY, CONSERVATION, PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo © Brian Skerry


DANCE DIAVOLO | ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION ® DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion® – a finalist on season 12 of NBC’s hit series America’s Got Talent – uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. Led by Artistic Director Jacques Heim, DIAVOLO’s diverse team of dancers, designers, choreographers, and engineers combines custom architectural structures and intense physical choreography to create visceral and awe-inspiring works that reveal how we are affected by the spaces we inhabit. OCTOBER 8 | 9:45 AM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $10 GRADE LEVELS: K-12 MODERN DANCE, ACROBATICS “DIAVOLO is a masterful examination of conquering and negotiating altered environments through acrobatic movement and sublime strength and physicality.” – DC METRO


INLET DANCE THE ATRE’ S WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDE A? Inlet Dance Theatre’s What Do You Do With An Idea? is a dance theater adaptation of The New York Times best-selling children’s book by Kobi Yomada. The production is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, or too difficult. FEBRUARY 24-26 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: PRE K-3 STORYTELLING, LITERACY, DANCE

CHE MAL AMBO Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, Argentinian company Che Malambo excites audiences through precise footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming bombos, and whirling boleadoras. This powerhouse all-male company celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. FEBRUARY 19 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10

“The explosive Latino Stomp.” – SUD OUEST

GRADE LEVELS: K-12 ARGENTINIAN DANCE, WORLD LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Sensory-friendly performance February 25 at 11:45 am


THEATER MACBETH The Warehouse Theatre returns to present a masterful performance of William Shakespeare’s epic play Macbeth. Set in the deep South of the United States, this production allows students to experience the struggles and ambitions of these iconic characters in a contemporary setting. The brave Scottish general Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will be the King of Scotland. Devoured by his ambition for power, he murders King Duncan and takes the throne. Overtaken by guilt and paranoia, Macbeth loses sight of what makes life worth living. Macbeth is directed by Libby Hawkins, performed by an ensemble of six actors, and supported by BMW Group Plant Spartanburg. OCTOBER 17-18 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 5-12 BRITISH LITERATURE, THEATRE


In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal

Homer’s The Odyssey is the epic tale of one man’s decade-long

expression, AQUILA THEATRE brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary

struggle to return home. One of the most famous tales in world

novel, to the stage. Imagined before the existence of computers, this

literature, The Odyssey remains an influential and moving portrait of

dystopian future explores the power of technology as a mental manipulator

Odysseus’ monumental journey – one fraught with obstacles, dangers,

and source of curated information. As our modern world grapples with

and temptations. AQUILA THEATRE applies its signature style of

the threats and benefits of technological integration, AQUILA THEATRE’s

innovative storytelling and ensemble movement, bringing Homer’s

production of 1984 provides an evocative and timely narrative of personal

classic poem to life.

freedom against political repression. FEBRUARY 5 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10

FEBRUARY 6 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

AMERICAN LITERATURE, THEATRE

CLASSICS, EPIC POETRY, MYTHOLOGY, THEATRE


A motley crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ magical new show, Wilde Creatures, direct from London’s West End. Characters from The Happy Prince and other stories spring to life as the pompous mayor, the petulant princess, and the love-sick student compete to become the new town statue. “The Wilde Creatures are a raggle-taggle band of storytelling actor-musicians who bring the characters to vivid life... This thoughtful show, enlivened by jaunty music and lyrics, has a brain as well as a heart” (The Guardian). Tall Stories has become internationally recognized for its exciting blend of storytelling theater, original music, and lots of laughs. The company’s unique brand of physical storytelling theater has toured from Cornwall to Aberdeen and from New York to Sydney. FEBRUARY 12-13 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10 GRADE LEVELS: K-6 LITERACY, STORYTELLING, THEATRE Sensory-friendly performance February 13 at 11:45 am


THE CASHORE MARIONET TES

LITERARY ARTS

Unmatched in artistry, grace, and refinement of movement, the internationally-acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry. Set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, and Beethoven, Simple Gifts is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, these original vignettes provide an entertaining vision of what it is to be human. MARCH 11-12 | 9:45 & 11:45 AM GUNTER THEATRE | $10

GRADE LEVELS: 1-8 VISUAL ART, STORYTELLING

KWAME ALEX ANDER Kwame Alexander is The New York Times best-selling author of 32 books, including The Undefeated, How To Read A Book, The Write Thing, Swing, Rebound, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and his Newbery Medal-winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. Alexander writes for children of all ages and believes that poetry can change the world. He will empower and inspire young people by planting seeds of literary love. MARCH 23 | 11:45 AM PEACE CONCERT HALL | $10 GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

POETRY, LITERACY


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2019-2020 Peace Passport Field Trip Series  

During the 2019 – 2020 Peace Passport Field Trip Series, learning comes alive for students of all ages! With performances centered on art, m...

2019-2020 Peace Passport Field Trip Series  

During the 2019 – 2020 Peace Passport Field Trip Series, learning comes alive for students of all ages! With performances centered on art, m...