At the Harris Center for the Arts, we know that students who actively engage in the arts through a variety of experiences gain multiple benefits that contribute to academic achievement and personal success. Our school matinee series is designed to provide a program that will entertain and inspire your students through multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performances. Select performances will include a study guide that is linked to the K–12 California Content Standards.
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ClassACTS! Matinee Program Highlights
- Ticket and Transportation Funding is available for qualified schools
- Most matinees are one hour in length
- Standards based Study Guide provided for select performances
- Great for Home School families
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GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
MUSIC & DANCE OF BALI
Friday, March 29, 2019; 10:00 am
Running Time: 60 minutes
The most celebrated gamelan ensemble outside of Bali returns with a breathtaking mix of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance. Under the direction of internationally renowned gamelan composer and performer I Nyoman Windha and dance master I Nyoman Cerita, the 30-member Bay Area company celebrates its 40th Anniversary in an evening featuring three distinct music ensembles and dance that resonates in the heart and captures the imagination with its intricacy and emotional depth.
A POETIC VISION OF EARTH FROM SPACE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019; 10:00 am
Running Time: 70 minutes
BELLA GAIA (Beautiful Earth) is an award-winning, immersive, live multimedia performance, of projected NASA visualizations of Earth from Space, with live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life changing power of seeing the Earth from space, award-winning director, composer, and violinist Kenji Williams, created this multimedia journey of our world in partnership with NASA, combining stunning NASA imagery of the Earth from space, data visualizations, and stirring live performances of music and dance from around the world, threaded by an orbiting flight path from the International Space Station.
THE PANTO COMPANY USA
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Friday, April 12, 2019; 9:30 & 11:30 am
Running Time: 60 minutes
Filled with all of the wonderful ingredients we have come to expect from The Panto Company USA — lots of laughter, stunning costumes, music and plenty of magic—the ensemble comes to the Harris Center for two family-friendly shows this season. In Beauty and the Beast, the beautiful Belle finds herself in a spellbound castle held captive by a beast…does she fall in love with the Beast before the last petal falls? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew?
FALCON'S EYE THEATRE
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Friday, May 3, 2019; 10:00 am
Friday, May 10, 2019; 10:00 am
Recommended Grades: 6-12
Alice's story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. The Falcon's Eye Theatre presents Lewis Carroll's fairy tale of the absurd in this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent production. The creative team at Falcon's Eye is considering this production of Alice in Wonderland to be appropriate for children in middle school and older.