Sites eligible for the live stream include: public, charter and private schools (ECE-12th grade); colleges and universities; as well as hospitals, homeless shelters and non-profit organizations that serve children and youth.
“Interested schools and organizations are welcome to sign up online to watch Colorado Ballet’s live presentation of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker,” said Samantha Hyde, Colorado Ballet Director of Education. “The in-person student matinee performance of The Nutcracker student matinee is by invitation only, so students, teachers, and patients who might otherwise be unable to see live ballet performances will have the opportunity to watch Colorado Ballet live on December 2. The performance includes full sets, costumes and a live orchestra. Plus, we offer study guides with suggested activities and discussion questions, so the live stream is an excellent opportunities to study one of the most beloved ballets of all time. This is also our last live stream matinee during the 2016-2017 season.”
This is the second season that Colorado Ballet has offered live streaming of its student matinee series. Colorado Ballet offered a free live stream of Swan Lake on October 6, which reached approximately 3,450 participants in 26 states and 6 countries including Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, England, France and Japan. During the 2015-2016 season, Colorado Ballet reached approximately 7,700 participants in 14 Colorado counties, 30 states and 6 countries including Ecuador, Ireland, England, Greece, Italy, and Canada through the live stream of the student matinees.
“We have received amazing feedback from schools and organizations who participated in the first season of live streaming the student matinee series,” said Hyde. “Not only did we hear back that the video and audio quality of the live stream was excellent, but some participants commented that they felt like they had front row seats. Teachers told us that we were changing lives and helping children to love and appreciate the arts. It was so rewarding for us to hear that children of all ages were mesmerized by the performances and we inspired children to dance and twirl after watching the shows. We heard that we provided something that could be understood in any language and we cannot wait to offer the free live streaming opportunities again this season.”
Interested schools and organizations should visit http://coloradoballet.org/education/live-stream and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. For more information, contact Samantha Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Nutcracker
Colorado Ballet’s 56th annual production of The Nutcracker will feature more than 300 costumes, 31 Company dancers, 25 Studio Company dancers, 76 Academy dancers, and timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. The Nutcracker features lavish costumes, exuberant dancing, whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries, sumptuous sets, and a little bit of magic. The total run time with one intermission is 2 hours and 5 minutes.
The intermission for The Nutcracker will feature live interviews with artistic staff and dancers for organizations participating in the live stream.
|Students participating in 2015 live stream of "The Nutcracker"|