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School Matinee Series

Thank you to the teachers, schools and homeschoolers who signed up for our 2020–21 Mondavi Center Virtual Events series—and to the performers who shared their artistry with us.

For the 2021–22 school year, we will continue to offer free Virtual Events that can be watched in the classroom.

We are excited to announce our Fall 2021 videos, timed to celebrate National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month and National American Indian Heritage Month.

Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Recommended for grades K-6

Available October 11-29, 2021

*Access is limited to schools in our 60 mile service area*

Register here

This captivating bilingual performance tackles cultural heritage, family, and the power of language. Ten-year-old Belinda loves to tell stories, but when she’s in the basement preparing for a party upstairs, she’ll have to get creative. Using everyday objects like teapots and napkins, Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella.

Glass Half Full Theatre from Austin, Texas, presents its award-winning “story within a story” using puppetry, Spanish, and English. As Belinda confronts her stepmother and stepsisters, she’ll learn to embrace her love of poetry and stand up for herself.

The performance is approximately 50 minutes long and is broken up into 3 separate “chapters”, which can be watched separately or all at once.

“Students were fully engaged with Cenicienta throughout, even if they didn’t understand one of the languages being spoken. Such moments emphasize the importance of Latinx youth seeing and hearing actors who look and sound like them on stage—such representation is necessary in fostering youth’s connection with theatre.” -Howl Round Theatre Commons

Sewam American Indian Dance Company

Recommended for grades K-6

Available November 8-December 3, 2021

*Access is limited to schools in our 60 mile service area*

Register here

Sewam Dance is dedicated to sharing the highest quality meaningful, and culturally rich  American Indian presentations with audiences everywhere, enriching participants understanding of American Indian cultural traditions, and celebrating  the diversity of our varied communities. In this specialized video program consisting of two 20 minute videos, viewers will experience rich oral narratives, come to understand meanings of dances, cultural history, lifestyle and arts, and participate in building awareness and connections across diverse communities.

It is important for audiences to know that this program is not intended to speak for all Native American/American Indian peoples and cultures. We share it with the intention of creating a first step in building awareness and connections to the rich, beautiful, and diverse lifeways of Indigenous peoples around the world.


We plan to offer additional virtual events later in the school year and in-person School Matinees will return to the Mondavi Center in 2022–23. Check back here for updates, or email Jennifer Mast at to be added to a distribution list for future events.

Past 20-21 Events

Black Violin

Recommended for grades 4-12.
This event was available from November 9-December 18, 2020.

Calidanza Mexican Dance and Music

Recommended for grades K-6.
This event was available from January 2020-February 2021.

Dahlak Brathwaite

Adapting History
Recommended for grades 7-12.
This event was available from February-March 2021.

View Study Guides from 2020–21 Virtual Events

View Cue Sheets from 2016–20 Matinees

Thank you to our Arts Education Sponsors

Thank you to our Arts Education Sponsors


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Ruth Rosenberg
Director of Arts Education and Artist Engagement

Jennifer Mast
Business Services and Arts Education Coordinator

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Michael D. Weagraff
Development Manager