Blog: Education Highlights

Check out Des Moines Performing Arts' education blog, highlighting past events and projects. Recent updates include:

Brave New Voices Take the Temple Theater Stage at the Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam

Wednesday, April, 9, 2014

Last week, Des Moines Performing Arts hosted the Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam, an event where 16 spoken-word teen poets competed for six spots on the team that will represent Des Moines Public Schools at the Brave New Voices Youth Poetry Festival this summer in Philadelphia.The students are part of...

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Lifelong Learners Gain an Inside Look at THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS

Monday, April, 7, 2014

Members of Drake University's Ray Society, a lifelong learners organization, received a special inside look into the GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS during the national tour's time in Des Moines.Our guests started their day by learning more about the unique history of this important piece of American...

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Stuart Little Discovery Party

Thursday, April, 3, 2014

Stuart Little may be a small mouse, but we had a big crowd for the performance of STUART LITTLE at the Civic Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014. This performance was part of the 2013-2014 Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Family Series. Before the show, ticket holders were joined us for a Discovery...

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Students Explore Song Interpretation with PORGY AND BESS's Nkrumah Gatling

Wednesday, April, 2, 2014

Tonight, several Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards students had the opportunity to participate in a musical theater workshop with Nkrumah Gatling, of the National Tour of THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY AND BESS, and to then see this iconic American musical performed at the Civic Center. The workshop...

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Meets Des Moines

Thursday, March, 20, 2014

This week, Des Moines Performing Arts welcomed to the Dance Series the world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In addition to a fantastic performance, there were several opportunities for Iowans to interact and learn from members of the company.Master ClassesLocal dancers had the...

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