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Wonderland School Tour

 "When I saw Wonderland my first thought was, this performance HAS to be in schools."

​-Jeannine Myrvik, clinical social worker

Pediatric health experts say that mental health issues among youth in the U.S. are on the rise. And in MN, an all-time high number of students reported mental health problems, per the MN Dept. of Health in 2022. Risk factors can include family income, racial and gender identity, housing stability, and school environments. Among the recommendations to address this crisis are programs to promote healthy development and provide avenues for help.

The stigma attached to mental illness can prevent people from seeking help, especially children. In the spring of 2021, Collide Artistic Director Regina Peluso worked with mental health professionals to create the dance musical production Wonderland, a show that aims to de-stigmatize mental health issues. Wonderland uses an accessible format (dance theater) to provide education and a positive message about the importance of mental health and empathy.

Dates

Available Tour Dates:

November & December 2024

Educational Packet

View the material that teachers can use with their students after seeing the performance.

School Performance Information

  • The show is 45 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the cast.

  • The performers come directly to the schools, eliminating the need for transportation fees.

  • The performance can take place in a traditional theater setting, dance studio, or gymnasium.

  • An educational pamphlet will be provided to teachers that contains vocabulary terms, exercises, and workshop ideas that explore mental health themes as well as dance education.

  • The performance is suited for audiences of all ages, though highly recommended for Grades 5–12.

See What People Are Saying

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Dance is such a powerful way to connect students to each other and to themselves. We...are so grateful for the WONDERLAND experience, to gain exposure to the beauty and truth that dance provides to us and the world!

-Laura Mahler,
FAIR School Crystal
Roses, a pocket watch and an old key. Vintage Wonderland background. Soft selective focus,

Collide delivers amazing dance with an important message to hear! Don't miss this show!

-Barbara Farley,
Benjamin E Mays IB World School
Wonderland background. Mad tea party. Cups, teapot and playing cards falling down the rabbit hole

While I realize many might be afraid of something like this performance, the reality is...this is what these students are dealing with. And it was handled in such a poetic and artistic way. Thank you!

-Visitation School Counselor
Testimonials

Interested in bringing Wonderland to your school?

Email Nathan@collidetheatrical.org for pricing and to book your tour! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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