Con Brazos Abiertos
Recommended for Grades 5-12
Join us on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture! This interactive, fun-filled exploration features excerpts of the Ballet Hispánico repertoire narrated by their artistic leadership. Music, cultural connections, choreography insights, and history come together to deepen the students’ experience of dance. They are introduced to world-class choreographers and cultural contexts while learning about Latinx icons such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. The event includes a live dance session and a Q&A with trained teaching artists.
“We want every experience with Ballet Hispánico to be a transformative experience. It doesn’t matter where you come from. You should be able to look at Ballet Hispánico and say, ‘I see myself in that.’ ” —Ballet Hispánico Education Director
In-person / Livestream: Fri, Feb 24, 10:30 am CT
On-demand: through Mar 3
Recommended for Grades 5-12
- In-person: $3.50 per person
- Livestream / On-demand:
- $25 per classroom
- $5 per homeschool
Sensory Friendly Lounge
A Sensory Friendly Lounge equipped with sensory supports and staffed by trained volunteers will be available to all guests who are seeking a safe and soothing atmosphere during this and other select performances. Learn more here.
Lesson Plan and Worksheets for Ballet Hispánico
Pre-event video for in-person guests
Watch the informational video that will play in the theatre before the event.
Pre-event video for livestream and on-demand audiences
Review the Lesson Plan and Worksheets
Write a Review
Use this writing activity for students to evaluate the performance in a review format.
Ask students to imagine that they are an arts critic for the school newspaper. They are going to write a review of the performance to inform others about what they experienced. They should describe with detail and accuracy:
- What they saw
- What they heard
- What the performance was about (in their opinion) or the story it conveyed
- How the performance made them feel
- What the performance reminded them of
- What their favorite part was and why
- Would they recommend it and why
Remind the students that they must paint a picture of the experience with their words so that others who did not see the performance can imagine it as vividly as possible.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
The presentation of Ballet Hispánico was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.