Peace Passport Field Trips

Introduce your students to the Peace Center through our Peace Passport Field Trips. Our arts programs invite young learners to become global citizens in an active exploration of world music, dance, and theater. By learning about the richness of cultural traditions, and works of art – in class and through live performances– students cultivate a global perspective that nurtures empathy and understanding.

Past School Performances

Ballet Hispanico

October 2, 2023 • 10:30 AM • Peace Concert Hall
World Languages & Cultures • Dance
Grades: 6-12

Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latine/Latinx/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. Through its exemplary artistry, distinguished training program, and deep-rooted community engagement, Ballet Hispánico champions and amplifies Latinx voices in the field. As it looks to the future, Ballet Hispánico is pushing the culture forward on issues of dance and Hispanic creative expression.

American Patchwork Quartet

October 24, 2023 • 9:45 & 11:45 AM • Gunter Theatre
Social Studies • World Cultures • Music
Grades: 1-5

Conceived by Clay Ross, a multi-Grammy award-winning musician known for his work with Ranky Tanky, American Patchwork Quartet represents an earnest effort to reconcile traditional Southern roots with decades of experience collaborating in New York City's jazz and world music scenes. With a sound that blends jazz refinement, country twang, West African hypnotics, and East Asian ornaments, APQ creates a musical patchwork that celebrates both differences and commonalities, serving as a metaphor for a more inclusive nation.

Step Afrika!

February 14, 2024 • 10:30 AM • Peace Concert Hall
Social Studies • World Cultures • Dance
Grades: 6-12

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington

March 4-5, 2024 • 9:45 AM & 11:45 AM • Gunter Theatre
History • English Language Arts • Theatre
Grades: 4-5 (March 4) • 6-8 (March 5)

Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington is a one-act play that explores the pivotal 1963 March on Washington through collected oral history and creative storytelling. Revered as the day that Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in August of 1963, the event drew over a quarter of a million people together in a peaceful gathering to advance civil rights in America. At the heart of the play is the following question: Not knowing that Dr King was going to deliver one of the most iconic speeches in modern history, why did so many people go?

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