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Sunny Days & Night Tree

November 1 - 19, 2021

Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming November 1-19, 2021
Grades preK-2

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

By Second Hand Dance (United Kingdom)

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES preK-2

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(on-demand video series)

A seasonal selection of dance films for young people featuring three performances, Sunny Days, Insect Hands, and Night Tree, all filmed in the great outdoors. These performances will inspire you to look a little more closely at the world around you, get moving and go outside. 

With Sunny Days and Insect Hands, explore the ground and all its wriggling inhabitants. Both films celebrate the magic of the natural world in the spring/summer - rolling in long grass and feeling the warm sun on your face.

Night Tree is a two-part film based on Eve Bunting’s book of the same name. Come on a journey through the beautiful wintery forest to find a very special tree…Squelch through mud, sip hot chocolate, dance and play amongst the pines as you listen for birds and watch for animals!

The collection was created with audience accessibility in mind and is available with or without audio description. A series of additional sensory films and guided activities offer a sensory friendly way to explore and engage with the films.

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INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

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

  • “Sunny Days” (6 minutes)
  • “Insect Hands” (7 minutes)
  • “Night Tree Part 1” (8 minutes)
  • “Night Tree Part 2” (11 minutes)

Additional series of two-minute sensory videos that explore actions such as: jumping, rolling, buzzing, scrunching, spider hands, dancing in the rain.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning, Science, Dance

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the show? 
Total video content is about 45 minutes, divided into shorter videos that can be watched over several days.

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

When can my students view it?  November 1-19, 2021

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 trailers.

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 November 1-19, 2021
Grades preK-2

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