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Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Letters to Earth
Presented by: Company|E 

"Letters to Earth" is a dance show created and performed by Company | E built on the writings of DC middle school students in the form of letters written to Earth. Company | E uses movement, storytelling, music, and science to create "Letters" from the words of the students themselves. The work and it's accompanying movement workshop will help students understand climate change and the environmental crisis, engage with their science and humanities curricula and current events in conjunction with the themes of "Letters to Earth," and experience the power of art as it enhances all aspects of our world, opens up doors for learning, and provides an approachable view of the earth we know and the earth students hope to inhabit in the future.
Date: Performance video for student viewing available to teachers upon request. Follow-up movement workshops to be scheduled with individual teachers based around class needs. Company | E Teaching Artists are available for virtual workshops until December 22.
Time: Asynchronous 
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Dance
Learning Standards: TBD
Grades: 6th - 8th
Ticket capacity: Maximum of 40 students per workshop
Supplementary Materials: TBD

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Letters to Earth
Presented by: Company E

"Letters to Earth" is a full-length contemporary dance production based on letters written by DCPS middle school students to our planet about the climate crisis it is currently facing. The production will touch on science, environmental studies, basic geography, and the aspirations that our city's youth have for the planet and their generation as a whole. Students will get the experience of attending a world-class professional dance concert while learning about the climate crisis and connecting with their peers and their peers' ideas about our planet.
Date: 3/10/20, 3/11/20, 3/12/20
Time: 10:00AM, 12:00PM each day
Length of Event: 1 hour 
Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Dance
Content Area: English/Literature, Science, Environmental Studies
Curriculum Connections: English/Literature, Science, Arts. The English Language Arts Core Standard for DCPS middle schools is that students will write using critical thinking and language to connect facts and ideas from other subjects, i.e. math, science, history. "Letters to Earth" is designed so that students will write about the planet while learning about the science of climate change through the art and storytelling of dance; it combines language arts, science, and art.
Grades: 6th-8th
Ticket capacity: 258 per show

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