Performances

The Molly Blank Fund Performances for Students

The Performances for Students Series at ASU Gammage provides K-12 students with an opportunity to see incredible artists from around the world and the opportunity for teachers to incorporate these performing arts experiences into their daily curriculum. Educational curriculum guides are provided as part of this program to help students learn about the arts by incorporating vocabulary into their daily lessons. Additionally, students experience a variety of cultures and learn the importance of specific art forms and the impact of the arts on the surrounding world. Students learn to connect arts to every day school subjects like dance to science and music to math, all culminating in a live experience that thrills the senses and allows the imagination to come alive.

In-person and live-streamed performances with Live Q&A. Tickets for in-person attendance is $3 per person (students, chaperones, etc), and online viewing is FREE.

For more info, please contact education@asugammage.com.

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ASU Gammage COVID-19 Safety Protocols

2021-2022 Lineup

ADAAWE 

ADAAWE 

Thursday, January 13, 2022 

ASU Gammage

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. MST

Curriculum Connections: Music, Social Studies, Math

Grades: 4-12

Deriving from West African roots, Gospel harmonies and American funk, women-led group ADAAWE has created their own contemporary version of the global fusion genre. Diverse and dynamic, these seven women bring their percussive and harmonic sound to every stage, while embodying and maintaining feminine strength; captivating audiences everywhere. 

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JazzReach

JazzReach

Thursday, February 24, 2022 

ASU Gammage

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. MST

Curriculum Connections: Music, Social Studies, Language Arts

Grades: 4-12

Established in 1994, JazzReach is a nationally recognized New York City-based 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz music. Through the presentation of innovative, widely acclaimed live multi-media educational programs for young audiences and captivating main-stage concerts for general audiences. JazzReach is steadfastly dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of this rich, vital, ever-evolving American art form.

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The Real James Bond was Dominican

The Real James Bond was Dominican

Thursday, March 31, 2022 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. MST

ASU Kerr, Scottsdale

Curriculum Connections: Theatre & Social Studies

Grades: 9-12

This is a true story about Porfirio Rubirosa, Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Bond, and a young Dominican actor-to-be –whose discovery of “Rubi” shakes his very foundation. Set to a live percussion score and immersive projections, The Real James Bond…Was Dominican is a young man’s guide to love, color, code-switching, white-washing, success, fake-it-til-you-make-it, and the roller coaster of finding one’s true self.

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Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. MST

ASU Gammage

Curriculum Connections: Dance, Social Studies, Geometry

Grades: K-12

Internationally-renowned "Yellow Bird Productions" under the direction of Ken Duncan, member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe specializes in cultural presentations that celebrate the unique spirit of the American Indian. For the past 30 years, Yellow Bird has curated a unique repertoire of songs, dances, stories and dialogue that entertain and educate audiences of all ages.

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The Molly Blank Fund Performances for Students is also sponsored by The Abbett Family Foundation, Arizona Community Foundation, APS and Target.