Ballet Beyond Borders Gala Finale January 12, 2019

Ballet Beyond Borders Gala Finale is the celebration and culmination of four important days of global cultural exchange and the results of the international dance challenge and diplomacy conference. International stars and BBB winners will perform in styles ranging from classical ballet to hip hop. Don't miss this truly spectacular event.

Dennison Theater 6PM


Revenge of the Worthless - a film by Jamal Shah

Roxy Theater Thursday January 10th - 7:30pm


FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 7pm. Revenge of the Worthless - a film by Jamal Shah who is the Director General of the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. Conceived against the backdrop of the terrorism ridden Swat, the film narrates the true stories of a few individuals caught int he painful war market and the unprecedented handling of the horrific insurgency, the biggest exodus of population and their resettlement by the armed forces. Q & A to follow with the director Jamal Shah

Director Jamal Shaw

Director Jamal Shaw


 


Public School Cultural Exchanges

- With the Missoula Writing Collaborative on Tuesday January 9th with Lewis & Clark and Rattlesnake Schools and Thursday January 11th on the Salish Reservation in Dixon, Montana.


BALLET BEYOND BORDERS 2019 ESSAY CONTEST!

All essays due by January 7th, 2019 10pm Mountain Time 

Please use the link below to upload your essay to dropbox. If you have issues using the link please contact us. Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2019.

https://www.dropbox.com/request/xI2MS8vl7mV5J0lXfxDA

Children, Student, Junior Essay Questions no more than 500 words

1. If you could create a dance for any character, who would it be and why? Feel  very free to choose any character you like — Here are some examples: Peter Rabbit, any character from Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, any character from The Wizard of Oz. And don’t forget the charters who aren’t so nice — The witch in the Wizard of Oz, the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Plenty of villains in Harry Potter. And then there’s always Captain Hook.

Or,

2. Choose someone you admire in the world of dance. It can be a teacher, a friend, someone you’ve seen on stage or at the movies, someone you’ve read about, or anyone else you choose. Why do you admire them? What can you learn from them

Senior & Professional Essay Question no more than 750 words

According to the The American Civil Liberties Union website, censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. In the United States, censorship by the government is unconstitutional. 

Please write about this issue by answering no less than two of the following questions:

1. How do you see your role in promoting artistic freedom?

2. What does the dance you are bringing to BBB communicate?

3. What is the role of metaphor in art, writing, and/or dance? 

4. Can you think of a time when what you wanted to express was suppressed by an outside source?

5. Can you give an example of censorship?


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