Apr 13 - Recommended for Grades 6-12
In-person / Livestream / On-demand through Apr 21
Apr 14 - Recommended for Grades 3-5
A lively, interactive show created specifically for a youth audience by one of the world’s most exciting dance companies. Throughout life, we all encounter rules, and we usually view them negatively. Rules @ Play explores how rules actually provide opportunities to solve problems and overcome challenges. They spark creativity, and in this case, give Pilobolus tools to make dances. Fun, engaging and accessible, Pilobolus dancers perform and analyze four of the company's pieces through movement and discussion on and off stage, showcasing the benefit of playing by the rules.
“An ever-changing kaleidoscope of intertwined configurations” —The Advertiser
Lesson Plan and Worksheets for Pilobolus Rules @ Play
Pre-event Slideshow for the In-person Audience
Pre-event Slideshow for the On-demand audience
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.
Connect with the company
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.