Film Resources

We offer on-demand education resources for teachers and students including "Creative Leaps", "Blue Sky Theater", and excerpts of our fan-favorite show, "The Live Creature and Ethereal Things".

Creative Leaps: Inspiration from Contemporary Art and Dance

Blue Sky Theater

Performance Excerpts: The Live Creature and Ethereal Things for grades K-6

 


Creative Leaps: Inspiration from Contemporary Art and Dance

 

Join Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as we dance, doodle, and discover the dynamic world of contemporary art and dance! Creative Leaps guides K-6 students on a diverse journey to react and respond to amazing works of performing and visual art. Through an exploration of storytelling, elements, and the similarities and differences between art forms, students will be empowered to creatively and actively express their own ideas and feelings about the world around them and learn that sources of inspiration can be found everywhere. 

Warning

This film is designed to be interactive! If you would like to participate in the fun activities in the film, prepare a pencil and a sheet of paper, and a surface to draw on, like a desk or a clipboard. For both movement and visual art participation, make sure you have enough room around you, and unlock your mind, body, and creativity! 

Running time is 28 minutes.  For Spanish and English caption, click on the cc button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to choose language.

Click here for the ASL translated version!!   Please note that you will still have to fill out the form below to receive the password. 

 

Request Access/Password Here! (1-2 minutes to fill out):

  • If you are a Utah educator, request access by filling out the below form to receive the password.

English: Request Access to the film: Creative Leaps (Utah Educators)

Spanish: Solicitación de Acceso (Utah Educadores) para Creative Leaps: Inspiración de Artes Visuales y Danza Contemporánea

 

  • If you are a non-Utah educator or a general public viewer, request access by filling out the below form to receive the password.  

English: Request Access to the film: Creative Leaps (Non - Utah Educators/General Public Viewers) 

Spanish: Solicitación de Acceso (Educadores que no son residentes de Utah y público en general) para Creative Leaps: Inspiración de Artes Visuales y Danza Contemporánea

 

Additional Resources:

• Download Creative Leaps Pre- Film lessons from here.  English or Spanish 

• Download Creative Leaps Post- Film lessons from here.  English or Spanish 

• Download Playbill: About the Artists and Artworks from here.  English or Spanish 

 

Learning Outcomes: Students will...

    • Explore the basic elements of expression that contemporary visual and performing art are built on

    • Discover similarities and differences of contemporary dance and visual art

    • Learn that contemporary art is a way to actively express and respond to ideas, feelings, and topics that are present in our world today and represents diverse voices and backgrounds

    • Be creative and use art to express themselves through various activities

    • Understand that artists find inspiration through many different forms (for example - other works of art, human body and movement, the place or the environment the artist is in, what is going on in the world, who they are, or something they care deeply about)

    • Observe and learn about contemporary artists as well as many forms of contemporary art in our own community and other communities (dance, sculpture, stop-motion film, painting, mural, representative work, and abstract work) 

 

Feedback:

After using some or all of the Creative Leaps resources, let us know how it went!  Give us your honest feedback. Your thoughts are very important and valuable to us. 

English: Evaluation Form for Creative Leaps: Inspirations from Contemporary Art and Dance 

Spanish: Creative Leaps: Forma de Evaluación

 Creative Leaps: Inspirations from Contemporary Art and Dance was produced by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Would you like to watch another fun educational film about dance? Check out Blue Sky Theater, below!


 

Blue Sky Theater

Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance (approximately 20 minutes) and the Resource Package comes as an effort to continue bringing dance and education virtually as well as face to face interactions into your classroom. Thanks to the Utah Education Network’s generous support, we had the opportunity to reimagine our education and outreach programming in ways that we could not have imagined before during the pandemic year, 2020-21. As a positive outcome of this tumultuous time, we were able to create a resource for teachers that will benefit their classrooms well beyond the unconventional year. 

The first film in the series, Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance brings to you the beautiful and inspiring sceneries of Utah and shows how dancers find their movements everywhere, as long as they are under a blue sky. The dancers also artistically and skillfully demonstrate the elements of dance. It is followed by a series of Youtube tutorials where each of the concepts shown in the film is broken down into simple steps classroom teachers can immediately use. All the creative and inspirational activities are designed to be adaptable for all kinds of teaching situations, however, we offer special considerations for online/virtual teaching strategies.

Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance from Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company on Vimeo.

 

Running time is 18 minutes. Password has been updated on 11/30/2021. If you have an outdated password, please sign up again to receive the new password. 

Requesting Access

  • If you are a Utah educator, request access by filling out the below form to receive the password. (Free access for Utah educators and students, supported by Utah State Board of Education.)

Request for access: Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance Film (Utah Educators) 

 

  • If you are a non-Utah educator or a general public viewer, request access by making a payment of $10.00 and filling out the below form to receive the password.  

Request for access: Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance Film (Non - Utah Educators/General Public Viewers) - work in progress. Thank you for your patience.  

 

For Spanish, English, and/or 日本語 caption, click on the cc button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to choose language.

日本語字幕をご覧になりたい方は画面右下のボタンをクリックして日本語を選択して下さい。(Non - Utah Educators/General Public Viewers フォームに必要項目を記入して10ドルの視聴料を払うことによりビデオを観るパスワードを受け取ることができます。ご質問のある方はネルソン藤井・愛にEメールでお知らせ下さい。

 

Additional Resources

Introduction and Recommended Use of the Blue Sky Theater Resource Package 

Spanish Transcript of the narration to the Blue Sky Theater: The Elements of Dance Film Teatro de Cielo Azul borrador del guión

Pre-made student hand outs:

pdfBefore you watch the film: Student Handout

pdfAfter you watch the film: Student Handout 

 

Youtube Tutorials and Teacher Guides

Below are the links to the Youtube Tutorials, accompanying Teacher Guides, and Spanish transcripts of the videos. Each concept you saw in the film is broken down into simple exercises you can use with your students.  No dance experience or serious background necessary!  In this day and age, it is important that students get up and move, and YOU get up and move - and it is only more fun if you do it together with your students.

So afraid not - check out these tutorials and have fun moving and shaking with your class!   

Tutorial Part 1: Body as an Instrument with Juan Carlos Claudio

Tutorial Part 2: Space with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 3: Shape with Juan Carlos Claudio

Tutorial Part 4: Time with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 5: Energy with Ai Fujii Nelson

Tutorial Part 6: Community Dance with Juan Carlos Claudio

Feedback:

After using some or all of the Blue Sky Theater resource package, let us know how it went!  Give us your honest feedback - your thoughts are very important and valuable to us. 

Evaluation Form for the Blue Sky Theater Resource Package 


 

Performance Excerpts: Live Creature and Ethereal Things for Grades K-6

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's colorful performance at the Capitol Theater, designed for the young audiences. Viewing duration is about 20 minutes. Accompanied by a Teacher's Guide.

The Live Creature & Ethereal Things - Virtual Matinee from Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company on Vimeo.

 

Requesting Access:

Request for access: Live Creature and Ethereal Things (1 - 3 minutes to complete) 

Note: the password will appear in the confirmation of submission message - don't miss it! 

 

Additional Resources:

Contextual information, pre-viewing, and post-viewing activity ideas can be found in the Teacher Guide below.

Download Teacher Guide for Performance Excerpts: The Live Creature & Ethereal Things Virtual Resource 2021 

 

Feedback:

Please give us your feedback by filling out the evaluation!  Your thoughts are important and valuable to us.

Evaluation Form for Performance Excerpts: Live Creature and Ethereal Things