Free Elementary School Tour (Live Performance)
Please select your county from the drop-down menu below, then select a date/time, then click the Proceed to Confirmation button to bring a free performance of BALLET FOR ALIENS by Gerard Hernandez, Jenny Kokai, and Oliver Kokai-Means to your school.
BALLET FOR ALIENS runs 40 minutes, which includes a brief introduction and post-show discussion. If you would like to request a time that isn’t listed, please choose the nearest available block and then specify your preferred time in the additional notes box below.
Jacob loves ballet, turkey sandwiches, Pokedudes, and his orange blanket. He does not love living with Crohn’s disease or nurses who can’t get the IV in on the first try. On the day of his latest infusion, he meets Sophie, a nurse unlike any other (who might be an alien).
A play created specifically for grades 4-6 about being a child living with a chronic illness and how imagination can help get you through.
Based on the life and perspective of playwright Gerard Hernandez.
Fine Arts Core Standards are integrated into the script and the low-prep, pre-and-post-assembly classroom activities provided via the study guide (please click the link at the top). Students will meet Core Standards in Drama, Library Media, Health Education, Science & Engineering, and Language Arts.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
After experiencing BALLET FOR ALIENS, students will:
1) develop understanding of chronic illnesses and the challenges they present.
2) define empathy and practice empathy with peers, including peers with chronic illnesses.
3) practice a variety of stress management techniques, including using imagination to navigate difficult situations.
Please click here to email Education Coordinator Sharah Meservy with any questions.