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CENICIENTA: A BILINGUAL CINDERELLA STORY

May 2 - 20, 2022

Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming May 2-20, 2022
Grades K-6

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.

Produced by Glass Half Full Theatre (United States)

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES K-6

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(on-demand video series)

Ten-year-old Belinda is a budding poet and loves to tell stories, but when she’s stuck in the basement preparing for a party upstairs that her stepmother and stepsisters will host, she’ll have to get creative. It’s a story within a story; Belinda lives out her version while also re-enacting the classic tale of Cinderella, using whatever objects are at her disposal: napkins, teapots, and doilies, to name just a few. With these everyday items, a healthy dose of imagination, and a love of poetry passed down by her father, Belinda imagines a bigger world for herself...

When she learns that the party's special guest is (real life) writer Gary Soto, Belinda wants desperately to attend the party and share her own writings with Soto. But to do that, she must learn to stand up for herself and take charge of her life and dreams. This captivating bilingual one-woman performance is a modern spin on the beloved fairy tale and tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language. 

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INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

The Cenicienta virtual field trip consists of three videos for you to watch with your students:

  • Cenicienta performance (50 minutes)
  • Video with playwright Rupert Reyes, giving advice on writing your own bilingual plays and poems (3 minutes)
  • Video with Artistic Director Caroline Reck, leading you through creating and performing your own object puppetry shows (7 minutes)
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning, Literacy, World Languages, Theater

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the show? 
Total video content is about 60 minutes, divided into three videos.

How many times can I view it? 
Once you gain access, as many times as you wish!

When can my students view it? 
May 2-20, 2022

Can I preview the videos? What is it like? 
Teachers will receive access to full videos to preview approximately one week in advance of the field trip officially opening for students. Until then, check out the posted trailer.

Do you have any supplemental material to accompany the show?
Yes – we will send you additional materials to set context and help your students reflect on the virtual field trip experience.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

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Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming May 2-20, 2022
Grades K-6

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.
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