Artist: Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Type: Assemblies / Performances
Based on the first documented acts of piracy on the Chesapeake Bay, BTM brings to life pirates, settlers and natives who lived in 17th century America in this dance assembly. Local history, swordfights and lost treasure come together through dance to tell a story of our colonial roots. Students will participate in demonstrations including stage combat.
Please note: This performance is an artistic interpretation of historical events involving pirates. As a result, the performance contains the use of stylized stage combat, primarily sword fighting, and also incorporates the use of stage replica weapons, primarily swords (some wood and some metal). If you are concerned about this content, please take a look at the other offerings from Ballet Theatre of Maryland, or call Young Audiences to discuss further.
Sample Common Core connection
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Photo by Mike Stukel.
Audience Limit: 250
Program Length: 45 minutes
Appropriate for Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Assembly Price: $825
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $1165
Workshop Cost per Day: NA
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.
• Performance space for 20-25 performers
• A table and chair for a tape recorder
• A clean, well-swept floor, preferably wood
• A performance area available one hour prior to performance (multi-purpose room)
• Nearby dressing rooms for change of costumes
• A microphone (if available)
Our students were fascinated by ballet, a dance form most of them have never been exposed to. The fact that this assembly incorporated a story familiar to students made the performance that much better.
Tammy, Teacher, St. Leonard Elementary
Wow, what a great performance and a great audience!! I love that the students had this opportunity. One boy in my class, who has a difficult time focusing and completing work, sat in rapt attention. I turned around to look at him and he had tears in his eyes. I said, "Logan, what's wrong?" nd he replied, "I just really like this." POWERFUL!
Megan, Teacher, Nantucket Elementary
Our kids (even the 'too cool' for this kids) were very engaged throughout the performance; and some teachers did a follow-up writing activity. I had prepared the kids before the performance with storyline, characters, etc. etc. It fit very nicely into my music curriculum as well as our literacy curriculum. Beautiful music, beautiful dancing, close proximity to the audience kept the students engaged
Carolyn, Teacher, Dr. Gustavas Brown Elementary