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STUDENT MATINEES

Teachers can give students a real theater experience with shows specifically planned with K-12 students in mind by national & world touring artists.

Student Matinees 2023-2024
at the Ellen Eccles T
heatre, 43 South Main in Logan
for K-12 students

You will indicate your 1st choice and 2nd choice.  Seating is limited, but we will do all we can to help interested schools attend at least one show.

Secure Your Seats Through Payment

Schools pay a nonrefundable, $25 sign-up fee to attend. An invoice will be sent to the email you provide. Your seats will be secured after we receive your payment. * Pay by check to CacheARTS at 43 S Main Logan, UT 84321 * Pay by phone. Call 435-554-7065 * Pay online. Email education@cachearts.org to receive a link A month before the show, we will be in contact to confirm your final number of seats and number of buses. Starting September 18, home schools (groups of 24 or less) may call 435-554-7065 to purchase seats at a cost of $1 per seat. Groups for homeschools (of 25 or more) may sign up like a public school. Shows are for K-12 students. No babies or preschoolers, please.

Attendance

* Reserve your bus early. Parking is usually coned off along 100 South and 100 West on the theatre block (thanks to Logan city and good neighbors). Public parking is also nearby. Please do not park behind the theatre. * Arrive 15-30 minutes before the start of the show. * Find the usher holding a sign with your school name on it. They will help you find your seats. There will be at least one usher to help home schools. * Discuss theatre etiquette with your class. During the performance, activate your ears and eyes and rest your voices. * Review your grade's Utah Core Fine Arts Standards to make meaningful connections with the performance. * If you or your students need accommodation, please reach out to education@cachearts.org (wheelchair spots, sign language interpreter, etc.).

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Cirque Mechanics - Zephyr:  A Whirlwind of Circus

Thursday, October 19 from 10-11am

Possible curricular connections:

  • Science: weather (wind), force & motion, energy, engineering

  • Dance: Performance etiquette, Connect movement to an idea, culture, or society.

Study Guide

Anchor 1

An emotive and exhilarating tale about the choices humans have made regarding our planet and its resources.  In Zephyr – A Whirlwind of Circus by Cirque Mechanics, audiences will witness the unrelenting tug of war between man and nature, in the name of progress. 

Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beauty and efficacy of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the creative team at Cirque Mechanics to create Zephyr, a theatrical circus show that harnesses human power, instead of wind, to generate an energetic acrobatic experience.

Cirque Mechanics has designed and built a performance windmill to serve as the multi-functional mechanical centerpiece of our story. Mounted on a turntable, the windmill combines both modern and older more picturesque elements – with the transformation from one aspect to another providing a change of scenery in real time.

123 Andrés

Thursday, November 16 from 10-11am

Possible curricular connections:

  • Spanish: (especially Dual Language Immersion)

  • Music: Experience music which connects us, Deepen understanding of another content area (Spanish) through music.  Demonstrate audience etiquette appropriate for the context and venue.

Study Guide

123 Andrés – high-energy, joyful performances that celebrate the Latinx experience and delight Spanish-speaking and others alike. Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés. Their catchy songs and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning, in Spanish and English.  Arriba Abajo also won the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and was named a Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association.

 

123 Andrés were also nominated for the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album in 2015, for ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! and in 2019 for Canta las Letras.  “Just finished listening to Canta las Letras and I am love! What a great way to serve emergent bilingual students.”  – Dr. José Medina, dual language education expert

 

Andrés grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and learned how to play the guitar from his father at an early age. He had his first studio experience at age 8, and from there he went on to earn a Doctorate in music and won the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs.

 

Christina grew up in the Midwest in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family from Colombia. Her love for the stage started when her mom signed her up for theater and dance as a child. After college she worked in the classroom as a public school teacher, and received a Masters in Education. When she joined 123 Andrés, she found her calling teaching through music.

Step Afrika!

Thursday, January 11 from 10-11am

Possible curricular connections:

  • Dance: performance etiquette, observe and relate how movement reflects the history and community of origin.

  • Music: experience and explore music which connects us to history, culture, heritage, and community.

Study Guide

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

 

Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. The Company reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year through a 50-city tour of colleges and theaters and performs globally as Washington, DC’s one and only Cultural Ambassador.

 

Step Afrika! has earned Mayor’s Arts Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, Innovation in the Arts, Excellence in an Artistic Discipline and headlined President Barack Obama’s Black History Month Reception at The White House. The Company is featured prominently at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History & Culture with the world’s first stepping interactive exhibit.

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