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Please Note: If you are interested in attending multiple performances, please complete a separate registration form for each performance.


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Alvin Ailey: Setting the Stage

Alvin Ailey: Setting the Stage
Feb. 25

Setting the Stage is a visual journey through African-American dance history. This multi-media story of African-American dance is interwoven into the broader tapestry of history, and gives insights into the legacies of African-American pioneers in modern dance and American history. Against the backdrop of a large-screen narrated slide presentation, Setting the Stage is performed by talented local and national artists demonstrating the evolution of American dance styles since the Middle Passage. This multi-media program combines live performance with narrated slide presentations about historically important dancers and choreographers including Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey.

Created, Directed and Choreographed by: Tyrone Aiken

Grades: 3rd – 12th

Length: 60 minutes

National Standards:

1.5 Knows how people depend on, adapt to and change their physical settings.
1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.
1.7 Knows how a culture’s rules reflect its values and beliefs.
1.10 Understands that family, gender, ethnicity, nationality, institutional affiliations, socioeconomic status, and other group and cultural influences contribute to the shaping of a person’s identity.
5.2 Knows what individuals and groups have played major roles in historical events and what were their aims, challenges and accomplishments.
5.6 Knows the ways that families long ago expressed and transmitted their beliefs and values through oral tradition, literature, songs, art, religion, community celebrations, mementos, food, and language.
12.2 Understands dance as a way to create and communicate meaning.
12.5 Understands dance in various cultures and historical periods.
13.6 Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures


Ballet Midwest Presents

Friday, April 12, 2019
10 a.m.

Laugh along with this whimsical tale of an eccentric toymaker, life-sized dancing dolls, and true love.


Additional Performances TBD

Performances are 1hr 10 min, and include narration.

Online Registration opens August 1st, 2018


Admission Price:

$6.00 - Individual Tickets
$4.00 - Groups (10+)
$3.75 - Tax-Exempt Groups (10+)


To be exempt from sales tax, we must receive a copy of your school’s tax exempt certificate.


A non-refundable $50 deposit is due with the reservation for schools not qualifying for subsidy. The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to the performance. Orders not paid in full by that date will be released for sale. If you are unable to fulfill your initial order please contact the box office at TPAC. We request one form of payment for each group order.

Sponsorships for transportation and tickets are available for those who qualify. Please indicate on the form your needs.

Study Guides:

Classroom Study guides are available upon request for select shows to schools attending a show. You can use them to make Schooltime Theater a complete learning experience.


When you make reservations, you will receive a confirmation contract. Changes in number attending must be verified over the phone or by email prior to the show date on a space available basis. Please read your entire contract.


Seat locations are at TPAC’s sole discretion and are based on the date your deposit is received. Seating arrangements are subject to change as required by the show. There are no refunds on unused seats. If for any reason the performance is not presented, and TPAC and your school are not able to agree on a different performance, TPAC will refund your money. Tickets purchased the morning of the show are general admission seating.

Special Accomodations:

For patrons with disabilities, accessible restrooms, public telephones, drinking fountains and seating are located on the main level. If accessible seating is required, please inform us when you purchase your tickets.

Show Length:

The approximate show length is 1-1 1/2 hours for each performance.
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