of the Elephants
Fifty dancing elephants dressed in tutus, fifty dancing girls performing to "The Circus Polka" that you are hearing now. 425 performances. 104 cities.
"Ballet of the Elephants" became a reality.
In 1942, the lives of three talented men with big ideas came together in an unlikely partnership when, together, they created the biggest circus extravaganza in history. John Ringling North, owner of the circus, thought up the wild idea. He invited Igor Stravinsky to compose the music and George Balanchine to choreograph the dance. The result..."The Ballet of the Elephants."
Today, the dance continues in Leda Schubert''s picture book, Ballet of the Elephants.
The White Elephant by Sid Fleischman
Elephants Can Paint, Too by Katya Arnold
The Elephant's Child by Rudyard Kipling
A 22-Page Study Guide for Ballet of the Elephants PLUS The World's Greatest Elephant is a part of a collection of 23 units in The Ripple Effect and is perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard!
With great thanks to Carousel Music Downloads for permission to use the background Music, "Circus Polka" by Igor Stravinsky
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