2015 Flint Hills International Children's Festival Performances & Workshops


2015 FLINT HILLS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL SCHOOL DAYS!



The Festival school performances are weekday matinees that are especially designed for students in kindergarten through 8th grades. The Ordway welcomes all public, private, charter, and home schools to our school performances. 

Orders may be placed by:
Phone: 651.282.3115
Mail: Education Sales, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651.215.2135


FESTIVAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCES


2015 Flint Hills International Children's Festival School Performances & Global Arts Workshops

Join the Ordway for the 2015 Flint Hills International Children's Festival. Plan a day of excitement with your students, featuring the best international performing artists from around the globe and hands-on Global Arts workshops for only $3.50 a ticket!

Make a day of it! After attending a performance, workshop, or both, head out into the Festival grounds in Rice Park and Landmark Plaza to eat lunch and experience FREE live performances by Minnesota artists on our outdoor stages, art make-and-take activities tents, the ARTwalk, and more!



Lightwire Theater performing The Ugly Duckling The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare

May 26 - 29 | Recommended Grades K-6 | 60 minute performances
Music Theater | 1709 Seat Capacity
The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare is  a truly unique theater experience featuring larger-than-life electroluminescent characters that light up the stage. Relive two timeless stories about transformation, acceptance, patience and beauty through puppetry, dance and music.  
Lightwire Theater will tell these stories with movement and dazzling 
puppetry in this fast-paced, visually stunning production for all ages.


Samite performingSamite 

May 26 - 29 | Recommended Grades 2-8 | 60 minute performances
Concert Hall | 900 Seat Capacity

The world-renowned musician Samite was born and raised in Uganda, where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute.  Today, his smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes mesmerize audiences throughout the world.  Samite is the subject of the documentary, Song of the Refugee, distributed by PBS in 1998. It was while filming this that Samite’s work as a humanitarian began. In 2002, he founded Musicians for World Harmony, an organization dedicated to enabling musicians throughout the world to share their music to promote peace, understanding, and harmony among people.



The Adventures of Robin Hood


Visible Fictions performing The Adventures of Robin Hood
May 26 - 29 | Recommended Grades 2-8 | 60 minute performances
Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, Landmark Center | 230 Seat Capacity

He robs the rich and gives to the poor. He sneaks around Sherwood Forest with his band of merry men. And his spiffy green tights are all the rage in medieval fashion! Scotland’s acclaimed theater company Visible Fictions returns with this inventive and humorous adaptation of the folk legend Robin Hood. From our valiant hero and his sidekick Little John, to Friar Tuck and Maid Marian, to the Sheriff of Nottingham hot on their heels, two actors take on multiple roles in a madcap production where nothing is as it appears, all set in the unlikeliest of places – a grocery store! Look out mean, greedy folks–your piggy banks may never be safe again!


Compagnia TPO performing Bleu! Bleu!

 
May 26 - 29 | Recommended Grades PK-2 | 60 minute performances
Drake Room, Ordway Theater | 100 Seat Capacity

Take a journey to the sea with Compagnia TPO from Italy and their unique interactive performance of Bleu!  Students will embark on an immersive theater experience through the Mediterranean Sea.  The story follows a sailoron a magical adventure under the seaamong the stones, sea shells and whispers of ancient legends, wandering through bustling sea ports and finally diving into the deep blue populated by fish, seaweeds, mollusks and mysterious ancient ruins of disappeared civilizations.


2015 Flint Hills International Children's Festival Global Arts Workshops

Engage your students in hands-on Global Arts Workshops during the Flint Hills International Children's Festival. These one-hour workshops are taught by Twin Cities' artists, and cost just $3.50 per student!

Latin American Folkloric Music
May 27, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 2-6 | 60 minute workshops
Explore the music and instruments of Latin American folkloric music with Ecuadorian educator and performer Leo Lara. Students will learn the text and meaning of traditional songs and rhythms of Latin American countries through interactive demonstrations and instrument try outs!

Heart of the Dance: Fancy Dancing
May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 3-8 | 60 minute workshops
Work with championship Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie to learn the basic forms and steps of high energy Fancy Dance. The workshop will end with a traditional round dance in which students can express themselves through their newly created dance steps!

Mexihca Culture & Dance
May 28, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 2-8 | 60 minute workshops
In this all-abilities dance workshop, students will learn the traditions, history and art of dance of the Mexihca (Aztec) culture with Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli.

Latin Social Dance
May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 2-8 | 60 minute workshops
Cowles Center instructor, Giselle Mejia, will teach a wide variety of social dances born out of Latin America. Styles include salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, and mambo. Students get ready to move, as we will learn the basic steps to
each dance style.

Taiko Drumming
May 29, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 3-8 | 60 minute workshops
May 30, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 3-8 | 60 minute workshops
Learn the techniques and history of taiko drumming with a taiko performing artist. Students get the opportunity to play on a taiko practice drum with a Mu Performing Arts instructor!

Hip-Hop Dance
May 30, 2014 at 10:00AM & 11:15AM
Recommended Grades 2-8 | 60 minute workshops
Join teaching artist Leah Nelson as she introduces students to the history of hip-hop dance culture through instruction in the fundamentals of popping, locking and breaking.