Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works

Martha Connerton / Kinetic Works

MARTHA CONNERTON Director of Kinetic Works Dance, has performed with ballet and modern dance companies in New York, Minneapolis, Louisville, Seattle and toured internationally.  She has choreographed over 80 works for ballet, modern dance, opera, musical theater, film, TV, commercials and

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For Middle and High School Audiences: VIDEO PERFORMANCE: Moving Stories/Changing Lives: Formerly Incarcerated Women Share Their Journeys


Program description


MOVING STORIES/CHANGING LIVES: A gripping video-taped dance/theater work that provides a look into the journeys faced by four formerly incarcerated women who have bravely found their way back to productive lives.  Particularly recommended for high-risk student populations and their families.

The work is on video.  Five dancers perform to a sound score by Composer,


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Out-of-School-Time, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Theater
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: Dance, Language Arts, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through June

Available times:

School Hours, After School, Evenings.

Space / technical requirements:

For the video to be projected we need a DVD Player or Computer that can play a video file and project onto a screen or a large scale TV.    Lighting in the room must be darkened in order to adequately see the video.


We suggest this program for Middle and High School students.  The subject matter is somewhat mature and not recommended for Elementary Schools.  The message is hopeful and inspiring though it does share details about the lives of the women that are serious in nature.

Teachers, Parents and Students should be informed of the content prior to seeing the video.

Fees / Ticketing:

1 viewing, audience participation activity and post show discussion:   $300

2 viewings, audience participation activity and post show discussion: $550

Up to 50 students per viewing.


NC Standard Course of Study:

R7 – Integrate and evaluate content in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. L3 – Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. L6 – Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independent in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.CP1 Use choreographic principles, structure and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings and images.

NC Essential Standards:

1.C.1.2 – Use literature to help people understand diverse cultures. 2.C.2.1 – Explain how artistic expressions of diverse cultures contribute to the community (stories, art, music, food, etc.). 3.H.2.1 – Explain change over time through historical narratives. (events, people and places) From the Arts Education, Dance K-8 Standards (all grade levels): C.1 – Understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Julia Mastropaolo, United Arts Council Raleigh/Wake Council

Alana Adams, Arts Center of the Coastal Carolinas, Hilton Head.

Christopher Crabb,  Mossy Oaks Elementary and Beaufort Middle School,  SC.

Eve Wallingford, Palemetto State Arts Education,,

Cancellation Policy

Full payment required for cancellations made within two weeks of performance date.

Half payment required for cancellations made less than two months before performance date.

Weather or Acts of God will be postponed for a make up date.