Ballet Theatre of Maryland – Dance in Motion

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In 2020 The Ballet Theatre of Maryland will conduct an in school residency for Garrett County Students.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s (BTM’s) Dance in Motion Project is designed to provide 3rd to 4th Graders with a hands on experience through dance where they will explore a  wide range of cultural dance styles and how those styles have impacted the evolution of Classical Ballet since the American Renaissance of Classical Dance.  During a three-day workshop, students will experience the basics of Classical Ballet, Irish Step Dancing, Latino and Flamenco Rhythms, African American Jazz and Blues, and more.  They will also work with BTM’s faculty to create their own choreography in one of these styles which they will perform with BTM’s professional dancers in an assembly called:  A Cultural Journey through Classical Dance. The assembly will be performed on the final day of the project-at least twice for Garrett County schools.

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Ballet Theatre of Maryland – Aladdin

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Fall of 2019 brought BTM to the GLAF stage with Aladdin’s adventure with his mystical Genie from the Lamp of Wonders as they seek to: overthrow the dark sinister plot of the Wizard Jamal; rescue the feisty Princess Samira; and save her kingdom from doom and destruction as Aladdin discovers his true identity.

 

National Symphony Orchestra at John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center

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Northern and Southern Highs School Band and Chorus students were part of Washington’s most popular holiday event, the Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert, on December 23, 2017 in the Concert Hall with conductor Nancia D’Alimonte led members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel’s masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971! For the fourth year in a row, Garrett County’s local high school students had the opportunity to be part of the concert hall sing along with the National Symphony Orchestra.

       

 

National Players Stage Combat Masterclass

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Total Biz Fulfillment provided funding for an acting workshop hosted by the National Players for Southern and Northern High School Theatre students in January 2017. Students participated in National Players Stage Combat workshop which provided an introduction to illusion and the methods of creating believable, safe stage fighting. Through practice and demonstration, participants learned classic hair pulls, slaps, and punches to build dynamic stage fights.

 

School Year Programs

In Garrett County

Each year the Program and the Education Committees of GLAF work with the Garrett County School leaders to bring performances to Garrett County. These performances enhance the Maryland State Fine Arts Curricula.

The arts are integral to helping develop young minds as well as to ensuring future success.

 

GLAF 2020 Season Update

In response to Governor Hogan’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, GLAF is postponing performances until October 2020. We will be re-scheduling the concerts and contacting our patrons via email of the new dates as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact the GLAF at glaf@artsandentertainment.org or 301-387-3082.