School Day Live Performances

School Day Live performances extend the “Apollo Experience” to new generations of young theatre-goers while providing exciting opportunities to learn about the arts, history, and culture.

Pre-performance curriculum guides will be available prior to each performance.

Special ticket price for 2018 – 2019 School Day Live, $4.00 per person

**Tickets for Ballet Hispánico, $8.00 per person

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**Reservations for our Fall Season will open September 10th 

**Reservations for our Spring Season will open November 26th

New York City Department of Education Vendor: #133630066

Upcoming Performances

Revive Big Band: A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM | Fall 2018

(Grades 4 - 12)

School Day Live opens the 2018 - 2019 season with Revive Big Band presenting A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture. This performance will offer an historical perspective on a wide range of music and traditions from the African diaspora. The “journey” will provide a musical lens through which to view the experiences of Black Americans from the 1800s to today focusing on the impact of Black music on American culture.

Stories for Change

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM | Fall 2018

(Grades 6 - 12)

Stories for Change is an intergenerational sharing that explores and celebrates the art of storytelling and performance as tools for galvanizing social justice and civic engagement. Audience members will be invited to join performers from Yaffa Culture Arts and share their stories.

Free (Limited Seating Available) **Reservations open October 15th 

Ballet Hispánico

Performances for Young People

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM | Fall 2018

Tickets: $8 per person

(Grades 3 - 12)

Ballet Hispánico returns to Apollo School Day Live with their signature school show, Performances for Young People. The show will provide a guided journey through Latin American dance forms and music. This interactive, dynamic and funfilled exploration will feature performances by the Ballet Hispánico Company, second company BHdos, and La Academia students from the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and spotlight choreographers and cultures from Spain, Cuba, the Caribbean, and more! Performances for Young People is sure to have everyone dancing all the way home!

**Reservations for Ballet Hispánico Performances for Young People will be handled separately.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem is 50! Celebrate at the Apollo

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM | Spring 2019
(Grades K - 12)

Renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students even get a chance to show off their moves on stage and learn the links between popular dance and ballet.

 

¡Retumba! Journey through the Caribbean

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Spring 2019

(Grades 3 - 12)

Journey through the Caribbean takes the audience on a journey through the Caribbean using music, songs, dance, and storytelling. The journey begins in Africa and weaves through Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic using the drums, traditional songs, dance and costumes as a vehicle to transport the audience.

Tapology: Embracing the Legacy

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Spring 2019

(Grades 3 - 12)

From the time it opened in 1934, the Apollo has been a home for tap dancers and some of the greatest tap dancers. From Bill “Bojangles” Robinson to Gregory and Maurice Hines, the legendary Apollo Chorus Girls and Savion Glover, the Apollo stage has been a home for the art of tap dancing since it opened in 1934. Michigan-based arts organization, Tapology pays tribute to the art of tap dancing with a show highlighting technique, style and history.

Apollo Rhythm & Blues Revue with the Michael David Band

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM | Spring 2019

(Grades 3 - 12)

The Michael David Band returns to School Day Live with the Apollo Rhythm & Blues Revue. This interactive performance invites the audience on a journey that begins in the 1940s with the birth of Rhythm & Blues. From the 1960s to the 21st century, Rhythm and Blues have reflected the political and cultural changes of the times and influenced the sounds of contemporary music such as funk, soul, and hip hop. Join the Michael David Band as they highlight the contributions of early Rhythm and Blues pioneers such as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton and innovators like Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many others who performed at the Apollo Theater.

Pricing 

Special ticket price for 2018 – 2019 School Day Live, $4.00 per person 

**Tickets for Ballet Hispánico, $8.00 per person

The Apollo Theater is a New York City Department of Education Vendor - #133630066

For more information call 212-531-5363 or email [email protected]

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