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Friday, January 22, 2021 11:00 AM // Power Center

School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
The Four Journeys

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

 

Bring your students to experience the power, grace, lyrical expression, and athleticism of this extraordinary Denver-based dance company. Led by artistic director Cleo Parker Robinson, a pioneer in the world of contemporary dance, the company honors African American heritage and casts a spotlight on unheard voices with every performance. The Four Journeys, conceived by Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico de México, in collaboration with Japanese video artist Taketo Kobayashi, examines the blending of culture in Mexico — from its diverse, indigenous heritage to the more recent influences of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

FAQ

We know that this is a challenging time for teachers and students. As you consider making plans to attend School Day Performances in the 2020/21 school year, we want to reassure you that we will prioritize the health, safety, and comfort of your students and you first.

We also recognize that you may have questions about next season, and have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that doesn’t appear on this list, please feel free to call our Ticket Office at 734.764.2538. Our staff is working remotely and available from 1-5 pm Monday-Friday, or you can email us at umsyouth@umich.edu.

What will happen if School Day Performances are canceled?
We hope that won’t happen, but if it does, we will provide multiple options for flexibility, including refunds and exchanges for future performances. For all performances that take place as planned, standard policies will remain in effect.
How will UMS determine if it is safe to offer performances again?
We will always make the health and safety of our audiences and artists top priority. UMS will continue to follow University, State of Michigan and CDC guidelines when determining whether it is safe to bring people together for concerts again.
How will seating be handled for student groups if building capacities are reduced?
It’s possible that we will be able to offer performances but will be limited in the total number of people who are allowed to be in the venue. If this happens, we will communicate a full plan in advance with respect to procedures for bus drop-off and pick-up at the venue, how students will be seated, ingress and egress procedures, and everything else you will need to know in order to enjoy the performance safely.

If we should have more confirmed registrations than venue capacity limitations permit, we may ask schools to volunteer to withdraw from the live performance experience. If that happens, schools that withdraw would receive a full refund but still have access to other K-12 resources to incorporate the event into your curriculum.

Will UMS be streaming School Day Performances next season?
We are actively exploring options and alternatives for next season including streaming services that would make our presentations available to classrooms. There are a lot of logistical considerations, however, so it will be some time before we can announce any details.
Does UMS have any resources available now appropriate for students?
Yes! Please visit ums.org/playground to explore our online video units featuring UMS teaching artists, or ums.org/k12 to download K-12 Learning Guides from past UMS School Day Performances. More resources will be added in the coming months, so check back to see the latest offerings.
Will UMS still offer pre- and post-performance workshops or other K-12 education arts enrichment experiences?
UMS will continue to support the K-12 community with exceptional arts experiences for educators and students. We are currently exploring innovative ways to keep the arts alive in your classroom.
Will UMS be okay?
We want to reassure you that UMS has been around for over 140 years, and thanks to decades of support by generous supporters and the K-12 community, we are optimistic about the future. We survived the Spanish flu epidemic, we survived the Depression, we survived the Great Recession — and we fully expect to be around for a long time to come. We will always put the health and safety of our audiences and artists first, but we will continue to serve the community through artistic and educational events.

Reserve

School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
The Four Journeys

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Power Center
$7 per student

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Reserve Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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1/22/21 11:00 AM
Power Center

School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
The Four Journeys

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Reserve
$7 per student
DETAILS

Bring your students to experience the power, grace, lyrical expression, and athleticism of this extraordinary Denver-based dance company. Led by artistic director Cleo Parker Robinson, a pioneer in the world of contemporary dance, the company honors African American heritage and casts a spotlight on unheard voices with every performance. The Four Journeys, conceived by Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández, artistic director of Ballet Folklórico de México, in collaboration with Japanese video artist Taketo Kobayashi, examines the blending of culture in Mexico — from its diverse, indigenous heritage to the more recent influences of Europe, Africa, and Asia.

FAQ

We know that this is a challenging time for teachers and students. As you consider making plans to attend School Day Performances in the 2020/21 school year, we want to reassure you that we will prioritize the health, safety, and comfort of your students and you first.

We also recognize that you may have questions about next season, and have put together a list of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have a question that doesn’t appear on this list, please feel free to call our Ticket Office at 734.764.2538. Our staff is working remotely and available from 1-5 pm Monday-Friday, or you can email us at umsyouth@umich.edu.

What will happen if School Day Performances are canceled?
We hope that won’t happen, but if it does, we will provide multiple options for flexibility, including refunds and exchanges for future performances. For all performances that take place as planned, standard policies will remain in effect.
How will UMS determine if it is safe to offer performances again?
We will always make the health and safety of our audiences and artists top priority. UMS will continue to follow University, State of Michigan and CDC guidelines when determining whether it is safe to bring people together for concerts again.
How will seating be handled for student groups if building capacities are reduced?
It’s possible that we will be able to offer performances but will be limited in the total number of people who are allowed to be in the venue. If this happens, we will communicate a full plan in advance with respect to procedures for bus drop-off and pick-up at the venue, how students will be seated, ingress and egress procedures, and everything else you will need to know in order to enjoy the performance safely.

If we should have more confirmed registrations than venue capacity limitations permit, we may ask schools to volunteer to withdraw from the live performance experience. If that happens, schools that withdraw would receive a full refund but still have access to other K-12 resources to incorporate the event into your curriculum.

Will UMS be streaming School Day Performances next season?
We are actively exploring options and alternatives for next season including streaming services that would make our presentations available to classrooms. There are a lot of logistical considerations, however, so it will be some time before we can announce any details.
Does UMS have any resources available now appropriate for students?
Yes! Please visit ums.org/playground to explore our online video units featuring UMS teaching artists, or ums.org/k12 to download K-12 Learning Guides from past UMS School Day Performances. More resources will be added in the coming months, so check back to see the latest offerings.
Will UMS still offer pre- and post-performance workshops or other K-12 education arts enrichment experiences?
UMS will continue to support the K-12 community with exceptional arts experiences for educators and students. We are currently exploring innovative ways to keep the arts alive in your classroom.
Will UMS be okay?
We want to reassure you that UMS has been around for over 140 years, and thanks to decades of support by generous supporters and the K-12 community, we are optimistic about the future. We survived the Spanish flu epidemic, we survived the Depression, we survived the Great Recession — and we fully expect to be around for a long time to come. We will always put the health and safety of our audiences and artists first, but we will continue to serve the community through artistic and educational events.
RESERVE

School Day Performance for Grades 5-12:
The Four Journeys

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Power Center
$7 per student

CHOOSE A PERFORMANCE:

Reserve

Or call the ticket office at 734-764-2538

* Student, Senior and Group Discounts may be available

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