ArtsReach: Learn with Us!
Oklahoma City Ballet is proud to present, for the thirtieth consecutive year, the ArtsReach program for students in grades Kindergarten-12. Having been named a Governor’s Arts Award recipient for innovative programming in October of 1997, ArtsReach provides an exciting opportunity for all teachers and any others in your school who are looking for an interesting, fun and challenging way to bring arts into the classroom. ArtsReach serves over 4,000 students annually.
The program consists of the following components:
An 8-week curriculum covering ballet and its history with internet links to exciting ballet websites that include selections of music, beautiful dance photos and in motion ballet steps as well as other valuable information on the art of ballet. This curriculum will be distributed via email in January 2020.
A live performance by Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional company for students at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall. This year’s performances will be held on April 20, 2020 at 9:30 and 11:30. You will be able to pick a performance time when you submit your participation form.
Probably the most exciting thing about our ArtsReach program is that it’s ABSOLUTELY FREE TO ALL PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS! Thanks to the generosity of statewide and regional corporations, foundations, and individuals that underwrite this program every year, the only cost incurred by participating schools is the cost of transportation to the performance.
Enrollment for ArtsReach will begin September 2, 2019. This year’s program will include excerpts from (e)motion(s), A Triple Bill, featuring a world premiere from Artistic Director Robert Mills.
World Premiere – Robert Mills
Nearly 25 years ago, Oklahoma City became the center of the world’s attention with the devastating bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. 168 innocent lives were lost in the tragedy. It remains the deadliest domestic-based terrorist attack in the history of the United States. In this groundbreaking world premiere created in partnership with the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, Artistic Director Robert Mills will create a new work that not only serves as a remembrance of those who were lost, but a celebration of a resilient community that has come together to transform itself in the aftermath.
If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Pitts at Stephanie@okcballet.org or (405)208-8881. We hope to see you in April!
Thank you for creating a program to share the performing arts with my rural school students, we really enjoyed it immensely!Heidi Hoyt