The Magic Toy Shop
A ballet to the music of Ottorino Respighi
One show only: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, 19116

We invite you to bring your students to a free performance of The Magic Toy Shop, a fun and witty ballet performed to the delightful music of Ottorino Respighi. A classic of the early 20th century, The Magic Toyshop (La Boutique Fantasque) tells the story of loyal toys who outwit the
humans who would separate them. This fully staged ballet is a wonderful context for studying music, movement, and elements of literature and storytelling, such as narrative, characters, motifs,and fairy tales.

With guest artists and a youth cast from Wissahickon Dance Academy in Germantown, Willard J.B. Kelly, and Mifflin elementary schools, and Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing arts, the performance is exclusively for students of the Philadelphia schools. All educators bringing students to the show receive a free guide to the ballet with pre- and post-performance activities designed to deepen students’ experience of this living art.

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