ERIC Number: ED442154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
"The Nightingale": A Dance-Theater Performance Conceived & Choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess. Cue Sheet for Teachers.
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "The Nightingale," a dance-theater performance conceived and choreographed by Dana Tai Soon Burgess, written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, and adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," offers four Reproducible Activity Pages for students, as well as learning activities and information for teachers to share with young people before and after attending the performance. Materials for teachers address Using the Reproducible Activity Pages, Theater Conventions, and Problems To Solve (appreciating creative solutions that playmakers invent to solve theatrical problems). Reproducible Activity Pages include a Story Map (illustrating what happens in the play), Dancing a Story (a page of representative dance styles which may be similar to styles of movement found in the performance of "The Nightingale"), Designing Nightingales (familiarizing students with the job of the costume designer and encouraging them to think creatively), and Going to the Theater (familiarizing students with theater behavior). (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Dance, Elementary Education, Problem Solving, Production Techniques, Story Telling, Theater Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.