Experience Dance Revolutions, a 50-minute interactive presentation targeted at
middle and high-school students. The performance uses discussion and
demonstration to trace the chronological evolution of dance, from its earliest
beginnings in the court dances of King Louis XIV, through the classical and
neoclassical ballet forms of the last few centuries, through the athletic and
powerful works of the 21st century. Students help to choreograph a phrase of
contemporary dance that is then performed by the dancers.
Please contact Pei-San Brown to find our more
or to schedule your school for Dance Revolutions.
512.476.9151 ext. 178.
– Middle School
Ballet Austin’s current Arts Blitz program is The Monologue Project.
The Monologue Project bringstogether artists and educators from Ballet Austin, Pollyanna Theatre Company,
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum and the PHOENIX Center for Art & Soul. The
project seeks to address the issues of on-campus bullying and intolerance by
facilitating the opportunity for middle and high school students to share their
Learn more about The Monologue Project through our interactive multimedia tool.
In the fall
of 2006, 139 students from five campuses participated in a multi-arts residency
that included making sculpture, writing personal stories and monologues, and
translating their writing into movement and dance. The powerful voices and
distinctive perspectives of this diverse group of Greater Austin youth has been
compiled into a published book, exhibits at The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
and The Carver Museum, and transformed into an original dance theater piece,
Out of Many...One/The Monologue Project, with
accompanying workshops for young people and educators that will take place in
the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.
writing to commend you on The Monologue Project, which I had the distinct
pleasure of attending on Oct. 27th. It was without a doubt one of the most
innovative and important works I have ever seen.
not often that one can be as awed by the emotional content of a piece as by its'
artistry. The Monologue Project is such a work. The goal "to address the issues
of on-campus bullying and intolerance by providing an opportunity for secondary
school students to share their personal stories with each other" was
well-conceived and wonderfully executed. The experience was both visual and
auditory, creating a multi-dimensional delivery of material that is, at
different times, poignant, upsetting, funny and sad. The actors delivered the
students' words with dignity, and the dancers interpreted the moods with
intensity. It made an impact on me and on my teen daughter that will linger for
some time. The fact that the words were those of her peers made it all the more
powerful to my daughter.
would like to ask that this work be brought to as many high schools as possible.
I cannot imagine that attending this performance would not have a positive
effect on the interrelationships of the students; indeed on the faculty as well.
If only one child was led to open his/her mind to a greater level of tolerance
it would be well worth the investment. My suspicion is that the impact would go
farther than just one. As the parent of two high school students here in Austin,
I cannot think of anything they are learning in school that is more important
than the lesson taught in The Monologue Project.
Click here for more specific information about The Monologue
here or more details about each component of the Arts Blitz
|A project of the Junior League of Austin