Cultural Passport

Elementary Experiences

Grade 2 
Music/Dance

Second Grade students and teachers will have the opportunity to experience a live music or dance performance as part of the Cultural Passport program. Seating is limited for each performance, so review the options below and click the Application link on the menu on the right to apply. You wil be given the opportunity to select your first, second, and third choice of performances.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected performers and performances and to give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.

Curriculum Resources

For All Grade 2:

 


All shows taking place at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium are designed to be inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities.  The facility is accessible;  assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters and noise canceling headsets will be available.  To request materials in accessible format, and/or any other accommodation to attend this event, please contact Francine Andersen at 305-375-4634 culture@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Performances

Miami City Ballet - Ballet for Young PeoplE
A Sensory-Friendly Performance*

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
Join MCB School Ensemble for Ballet for Young People, an interactive, behind-the-scenes look at the art of ballet. Students will learn how ballet began, what it takes to become a professional ballet dancer, and how a ballet is created. Ballet for Young People features excerpts from MCB's repertoire, including Marius Petipa’s famed fairy-tale ballet The Sleeping Beauty, featuring Puss N’ Boots, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. George Balanchine’s Salute to the U.S.A. will also be featured, including the high-spirited Stars and Stripes with all-American costumes, sets and music, danced to the patriotic marches of John Philip Sousa.


*Sensory-Friendly Access

This performance will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  The theater will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise canceling headsets, and a quiet room.


Brazilian Voices - From Brazil to the World

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
From Brazil to the World is a combination of informative and beautiful media presentations, live music, dance and Capoeira performances. Audience learns in an interactive and motivating way about Brazilian rhythms and cultures, where Forró/Baião, Afro-Samba, Tropicália, Rock, Bossa Nova, Drum’n Bossa, and Samba were born.

From Brazil to the World is geared towards children, students, adults and the general public. Its purpose is to explore and educate, in a musical context, cultural aspects of Brazil, such as its diversity, economy, history, culture, technology, natural resources and beauty among other topics. This program also aspires to create awareness of Brazil’s global contributions in the areas of nature conservation and eco-awareness, starting with the country’s significant efforts in preserving eco-diversity in the Amazon Rainforest.


Ill-Abilities International Dance Crew

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Friday, November 9, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
ILL-ABILITIES is an International Breakdance Crew comprised of eight dancers from around the world. Created in the summer of 2007 by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL-ABILITIES was an all-star team of differently-abled dancers whose goal was to compete in the breakdance competition circuit, showing the world that anything is possible. The crew gets its name from the standard in hip-hop culture of using a negative term to refer to something positive. 

ILL-Abilities lets you journey through the minds of each dancer as they illustrate their battles with adversity, stereotypes, self-doubt, and everyday insecurities. In this piece each dancer discovers the strength to overcome life's struggles through dynamic movement and sheer determination.

Through exploring the challenges of choreography (both solo and routines), the group discovers the power of adapting their movements together into a distinctive vocabulary, one that inspires limitless possibilities.


Sonia De Los Santos - Latin American Music Festival

Location
Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

Date
Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

About the Performance
Merging Sonia's talents with local Miami Latin American musicians to celebrate community music making that will inspire and excite children and grown ups of all backgrounds. The songs in this concert will be performed in English and Spanish.


New World Symphony

Location
Miami-Dade County Auditorium
2901 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135

Date
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

About the Performance
The New World Symphony is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding instrumentalists. The NWS fellowship program provides top graduates of music programs the opportunity to enhance their musical education with the finest professional training. A laboratory for musical education and expression, the New World Symphony, through a wide range of performance and instructional activities, seeks to develop in participants the full complement of skills and qualifications required of twenty-first century first class musicians. Under the artistic direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, the program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, with the active involvement of leading guest conductors, soloists and coaches. The relationships with these artists are extended through NWS' pioneering experimentation with distance learning via Internet2.


MIami City Ballet - The Nutcracker

Location
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Date
Thursday, December 20, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

About the Performance
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, the  holiday tradition that we all love is becoming even more magical this year, with an all-new production by Cuban-American artistic power couple, Isabel and Ruben Toledo. We are retiring our 27-year-old Nutcracker production to make way for new enchanting sets and costumes, while of course retaining George Balanchine’s iconic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score.

 

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