Performing arts residencies
The Ordway’s performing arts residencies can be tailored for students of any age, incorporating elements of the performing arts, dance, musical theater, storytelling, literature, and critical analysis. Over the course of 5-10 sessions, students learn to contextualize and examine musical theater through a modern lens. Using their own experiences as a tool for understanding, students are guided through an in-depth analysis of the narratives found in some of the world’s influential performing art forms.
Resident artists, school faculty, and Ordway Education staff collaborate to identify both academic and social-emotional learning goals for each classroom. Ordway residencies are individually designed to meet a school’s needs and are supported by Ordway teaching artists and staff through:
Professional development for staff: professional development workshop, residency planning meetings, reflection and feedback meetings, full day cross site symposium
Professional performances at the Ordway: residency schools attend an Ordway school performance individually selected by the teaching team to accompany their in-class learning
In-school residency work: includes 5-10 sessions with each classroom, guided reflection on performances with Ordway staff, and an optional final sharing event where students perform for the school, parents, and local community members