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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 - (310) 440-4500
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School Performances and Film Screenings

The Skirball’s performance programs and film screenings offer students the opportunity to experience up close a diverse array of music, dance, theater, and film. These engaging programs often include hands-on workshops and panel discussions designed to deepen students’ experiences. Teachers receive pre-visit materials to support learning and enhance the programs’ connections to the Common Core and California State Standards for social studies, language arts, and visual and performing arts.

School performances and film screenings are listed by date. Dates are subject to change. Space is limited. The Skirball reserves the right to cancel any performance or screening if minimum capacity is not reached.

Performance: Vanguard Repertory Company
Film Screening: If You Build It
Film Screening: Documented
Performance: Street Beat
Performance: Aaron Nigel Smith—Reggae for Kids!

REGISTRATION FOR 2014–2015 SCHOOL PERFORMANCES
AND FILM SCREENINGS IS NOW OPEN.


Vanguardrep

PERFORMANCE: VANGUARDREP

Audience: Grades 3–5
Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum number of students: 60


The award-winning, Los Angeles–based theater company VanguardRep presents an exciting and interactive theater piece, combining dance, music, media projection, and storytelling. This new original play tells the story of a child who goes on a journey into the past to better understand the present.

Due to a high volume of requests, the VanguardRep performance program is now at capacity.
Please review school tours appropriate for your grade level. For teacher professional development information, click here. To be added to our mailing list, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about VanguardRep, click here.

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If You Build It

FILM SCREENING: IF YOU BUILD IT

Audience: Grades 7–12
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Maximum number of students: 60


This documentary follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural North Carolina, where they work with high school students on a year-long design-and-build project. In the process, the students discover their own potential and the power of collective action to shape public space. The program includes a panel discussion with local designers, architects, and community advocates (If You Build It: 2013, 85 min.)

Due to a high volume of requests, the If You Build It film screening program is now at capacity. Please review school tours appropriate for your grade level. For teacher professional development information, click here. To be added to our mailing list, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about If You Build Itclick here.

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Documented

FILM SCREENING: DOCUMENTED

Audience: Grades 9–12
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Maximum number of students: 60


In 2011, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas wrote an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in which he identified himself as an undocumented immigrant. Documented chronicles Vargas’s journey to America, his burgeoning career as an activist for immigration reform, and his process of reconnecting with his mother, whom he'd left behind in the Philippines. This program includes a panel discussion with students and local experts on immigration reform. (Documented: 2013, 90 min.)

Due to a high volume of requests, the Documented film screening program is now at capacity. Please review school tours appropriate for your grade level. For teacher professional development information, click here. To be added to our mailing list, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about Documentedclick here.

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Street Beat

PERFORMANCE: STREET BEAT

Audience: Grades 1–4
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:00–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum number of students: 60


Street Beat is an urban rhythm-and-dance company that uses household items and found objects as percussion instruments. Featuring an array of musical styles from around the world—from West African to Cuban to jazz—this high-energy performance will have students up on their feet, learning new rhythms as they play along.

Due to a high volume of requests, the Street Beat performance program is now at capacity.
Please review school tours appropriate for your grade level. For teacher professional development information, click here. To be added to our mailing list, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about Street Beat, click here.

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Aaron Nigel Smith

PERFORMANCE: AARON NIGEL SMITH—REGGAE FOR KIDS!

Audience: K–Grade 2
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:00–11:30 a.m. 
Maximum number of students: 60


Portland-based musician Aaron Nigel Smith performs lively, reggae-inspired songs that get the audience playing, singing, and dancing. Smith’s songs focus on community and harmony, and encourage students and teachers to sing and move together.

Due to a high volume of requests, the Aaron Nigel Smith—Reggae for Kids! performance program is now at capacity. Please review school tours appropriate for your grade level. For teacher professional development information, click here. To be added to our mailing list, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

To learn more about Aaron Nigel Smith, click here.

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