K12 School Partner Program: 2017-2018

K-12 School Partner Program

Photo by Geoff Sheil

“The kids absolutely loved the performance today, especially how hands on it was! The only thing the kids said is that they wish it was longer. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I look forward to working with you again in the near future!" -Teacher at a local middle school

We think everyone should have the opportunity to explore the world through the arts, which is why we launched our K12 School Partner Program in 2014. This series of matinee performances provide students with the opportunity to experience live arts and creative conversations with both established and emerging artists. The program offers deeply discounted tickets, transportation subsidies, free tickets for chaperones and study guides to help teachers and students prepare.

“The students raved about the performance. Also, we are starting a unit on technical theatre--so we have so much to discuss about the thought process behind the set, costume, lights, props, and sound. We don't even have a theatre (we perform in the gymnasium), so it is invaluable to have an opportunity to see live theatre."
-Teacher at a local Middle School

Register your class for an event

To bring your classes to events in this series, please complete and submit the Registration and Transportation Scholarship Form. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email. For any questions, please contact Jane Hirshberg.

Upcoming Student Matinee Performances

Most events begin at 10.30 AM and are approximately one hour unless otherwise noted.

Artist Partner Program Visiting Artist Series

La Manta

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 3-8

Infused with the passion of flamenco, the funky irreverence of Latin rock, the smooth syncopation of jazz and the mathematical precision of classical music, La Manta turns traditional Mexican music on its head. Formed in Xalapa, Veracruz, La Manta offers a fusion performance that honors the past and shares the pride of Mexico today.

School of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Antigone by Sophocles

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 6-12

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction –resonates as sharply today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago.


Artist Partner Program Visiting Artist Series

Grupo Corpo

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 3-8

Hypnotic movements, athletic suspensions and gravity-challenging floor work mesmerize in this evening of contemporary dance. Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo’s performance is accompanied by original instrumental music by Samuel Rosa – vocalist and guitarist for Skank, one of Brazil’s best-known pop/rock bands. 


Artist Partner Program Visiting Artist Series

Cyro Baptista

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 3-8

This immensely creative Brazilian percussionist has collaborated with some of the greatest musicians on the planet. His own ensemble is a wild world beat band of inventive fun. Working in the Brazilian Anthropofagia artistic movement, the group blends percussion, samba, rock, funk, dance and more. An unforgettable experience, led by an equally unforgettable artist!


School of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies 

Clove by Paige Hernandez

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 6-12

What are the elements that make any of us a whole person? Fulfillment and meaning come from an entire network of social connections and actions, so what happens when one of those is severed? In this multidisciplinary devised piece, spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, short plays and more fuse together in a search for answers to these central questions of identity.


School of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies 


Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10.30am
Recommended for: Grades 6-12

The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents a concert featuring the emerging talent of the next generation of dance artists. The program includes original works created and/or performed by undergraduate students majoring in dance as they are finding their choreographic voice and vision, plus new works developed throughout the year by guest choreographers.