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Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

Indianapolis Opera Education and Community Engagement

A core mission of Indianapolis Opera is to provide educational opportunities for students of all ages. Each year, the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program reaches 30,000 children and adults statewide each year, with additional performances in neighboring states. Our programs work to promote

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E-Learning Children's Opera "The Tails of Cats and Mice"

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Program description

“The Tails of Cats and Mice” is an opera for young audiences based on stories from “Aesop’s Fables” set to music by famous opera composers. A Country Mouse has plans to see her cousin in the city, and needs help putting her suitcase together. Perhaps you can help her out. As soon as she’s ready, a Lion is waiting outside her door with a predicament: he has a thorn in his paw and needs help. Will

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Program Detail

Program type: Virtual Experience
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Media (film, video, etc.), Music, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Fine Arts: Music, Language Arts
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

April 1 – August 1, 2020

Available times:

All times. 🙂

Space / technical requirements:

Internet connection

Location(s):

Your home!

Fees / Ticketing:

Free!

IDOE STANDARDS

Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
RV.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Vocabulary: Build and apply vocabulary using various strategies and sources
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
FINE ARTS: THEATRE:
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Theatre artists rely on intuition, curiosity, and critical inquiry
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Theatre artists work to discover different ways of communicating meaning.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Theatre artists reflect to understand the impact of drama processes and theatre experiences.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: Theatre artists’ interpretations of drama/theatrical work are influenced by personal experiences and aesthetics.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists critically inquire into the ways others have thought about and created drama processes and productions to inform their own work.
FINE ARTS: GENERAL MUSIC:
Anchor Standard 1 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and personal experience:
Anchor Standard 2 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
Anchor Standard 3 - Connect with a varied repertoire of music by exploring the relationships between music and history and culture.
Anchor Standard 4 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by audiating music.
Anchor Standard 5 - Listen and respond to a varied repertoire of music by describing, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating music and its elemental components.

Supporting Materials

This curriculum guide offers content and tools that educators and parents can use to create lesson plans and activities.

tailscatsmice.curriculum.pdf

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes

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  • This version of "The Tails of Cats and Mice" was based on a staged version that was sent out all over the state of Indiana as part of the Indianapolis Opera Resident Artist Program. Due to school closures caused by coronavirus, we devised this new version for your own home enjoyment. If you would like to book us to come to your school or library next school year, please contact us at education@indyopera.org

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