Youth Matinee Series

Igniting the kaleidoscope of our imagination

The Carver Community Cultural Center‘s Youth Matinee Series engages children, teachers and families through the performing arts by igniting imaginations and introducing students to the diverse cultures of our global community, these performances open doors to greater knowledge and understanding of our world and fosters a love for the arts and learning.

All performances are free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. All matinees begin at 11:00 am and last approximately an hour. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Carver Box Office at 210-207-2234.
Dates and times are subject to change.

FLY DANCE COMPANY

Friday, September 20, 2019

FLY is an all-male contemporary dance company from Houston, Texas known for its high-energy performances with clever staging to a variety of music, including classical, jazz, pop, hip-hop, experimental, drumming and live sound effects. Recommended ages: All ages

A’LANTE FLAMENCO

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A’lante Flamenco takes the audience on a whirlwind voyage to Spain in “Flamencura,” using flamenco music and dance to illustrate elements of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of this unique art form. This performance is presented in collaboration with WeFlamenco Fest 2019: a weeklong celebration of this beautiful art form. Recommended ages: All ages

BODYTRAFFIC

Friday, November 1, 2019

Virtuosic, stylized and confident, with a diverse repertoire, BODYTRAFFIC has taken its place on the international touring scene of the dance concert world. In this one-hour matinee, students will engage with the dancers through interactive conversations and performances. Recommended ages: 3rd – 12th grades

ILE BAHIA DE SAN ANTONIO

Friday, November 15, 2019

Brought to Brazil by African slaves, capoeira is a unique art form that combines elements of martial arts, dance and acrobatics performed to the background of Brazilian music and traditional instruments. Recommended ages: All ages

CUICANI IN XOCHITL: AZTEC DANCE COMPANY

Friday, December 13, 2019

Working to preserve and promote native Mexican culture, Cuicani in Xochitl are members of a family-oriented tradition, which utilizes motion as a medium to develop spiritual self-awareness. The Xitontequisa, or Aztec dancing as it is commonly known, is a native tradition of ancient Mexico that survives today in spite of cultural and spiritual biases. Recommended ages: All ages

METDANCE PRESENTS: MOVING MYTHS

Friday, January 17, 2020

Focusing on themes of courage, Moving Myths expose students to strong heroic ideas such as standing up to bullies, taking care of one’s family, and facing great danger. The performance uses expressive movement and design to stimulate audience imagination and thought. Recommended ages: 3rd – 12th grades

FILM: MIGHTY TIMES: THE CHILDREN’S MARCH

Friday, February 7, 2020

Mighty Times: The Children’s March tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham braved arrest, fire hoses, and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today’s young people to be catalysts for positive social change. The screening will be moderated by historian and educator, Dr. Charles Gentry. Recommended ages: 6th-12th grades

ENSEMBLE THEATRE PRESENTS: ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY

Friday, February 21, 2020

This stage adaptation of the Newbery award- winning classic is set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression. It is the story of one family’s struggle to maintain their integrity, pride and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. Recommended ages: 2nd – 8th grades

HIPLET BALLERINAS

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hiplet is an innovative dance form that combines classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark style against popular music, from Black Violin to Beyoncé. Recommended ages: All ages

MAD RIVER THEATRE WORKS PRESENTS: JOHN HENRY

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

John Henry is a well-known figure of American folklore. John Henry’s incredible size and strength became legendary as he worked laying track for the railroads. It is a tale that speaks to young and old alike and carries a strong contemporary parallel about the importance of our humanity in the face of changing technology. Recommended Ages: K-8th grades