Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre residency is coming to Eisenhower’s FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School). Grades K-4 will experience Ta Ti Ti Tran Tran Toro, the one-of-a-kind flamenco puppet theater performance geared for children, where they will learn the enchanting story of Minnesota farmer Olie Olson, glamorous flamenco dancer Carmencita and her pet bull Torito. Created by renowned choreographer Susana di Palma, the story focuses on friendship and the challenges of moving to a new culture. Students will learn about the country of Spain, the art of flamenco, and the beauty of accepting newcomers. Students in grades 2-4 will have the added opportunity to learn traditional Spanish flamenco dance, meeting a Physical Education standard as an added benefit. This cultural performance from Zorongo promises to engage and energize all students while enhancing their Spanish vocabulary; Spanish-speaking students will have an opportunity to converse with the dancers.
Submitter: Wendy Graves