Kicking off storytelling month in February, the Discovery Series at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts presents "Framing Dance" with Karen Stokes Dance. In "Framing Dance" students investigate dance, answering the question "What does it mean?" Using storytelling as the launching pad, the students take a journey that starts with a story of Cinderella and ends in the abstract world of contemporary dance.
Through viewing dance in a polished theater setting, students engage their own imaginations by considering the meaning of dance through live performances by Travesty Dance Group. Students have the opportunity to discuss their reactions with the company members, as well as join the dancers on stage in a performance. "Framing Dance" impacts art appreciation as the fundamental concepts can be adapted to music, visual art and theatre.
Performance Schedule at the Hobby Center:
Second Grade to Fourth Grade
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:30am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:30am
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:30am and 11:30am
Fifth Grade to Eighth Grade
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:30am
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30am
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:30am
Please note that specific grade levels are listed with each performance as recommendations only and any group in the listed grade ranges may book any performance if they cannot attend their designated date/time.