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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SPEAKER (UNITED STATES)
National Geographic Explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible, and empowered lives. We’re proud to present these inspiring role models through our student matinees.
Ami Vitale has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” Students will see the world through the eyes of an award-winning explorer, photographer and filmmaker.
Themes: conservation, history, photography, geography
Social-Emotional Learning, Science, Social Studies
We anticipate health and safety protocols to evolve as performances progress. Reservation contacts should expect an email detailing specific protocols for all guests — including students — entering DMPA venues closer to the date of their performance(s).
Throughout the shutdown our team has consulted with state and local leaders as well as monitored CDC guidance to prepare for your safe return to our facilities. Enhancements include: updating our HVAC systems with new filters, adjusting for increased fresh air circulation and adding portable air filtration systems in key areas of the venue.
We want you to feel confident when making reservations for your group. Please be aware of the following considerations when making your reservation:
- Audience capacities for upcoming school performances will typically not allow for physically-distanced seating.
- Des Moines Performing Arts reserves the right to require masks for audience members and staff. Decisions about mask guidelines for each show will take into consideration guidance from the CDC and local health officials, as well as current conditions in Polk and surrounding counties.
Your loyalty has protected the arts through this intermission and we are delighted to welcome you back to live performances. Thank you for your continued support!
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"The arts help us understand ourselves as human beings. If you look at how we've ever documented our existence, it's all through an art form."
-Eric Olmscheid, Director of Programming and Education