Michal’s story

Hear Michal confess his embarrassment about being a dancer, and the struggle he went through to let go of one dream (ice hockey) and embrace another (ballet).

Discover the deal Michal's mother made with him to encourage him to try ballet, when it became too expensive for him to continue on the ice. Learn why it was hard for Michal - back home in a small town in Czechoslovakia - to be open about his growing success in ballet. Share Michal's happiness when he stopped being ashamed of his talent and this new, strange world. "Suddenly I started to see beauty... and be connected with the music and the movement." From this moment on, Michal has never looked back.

Please click here to download our Secrets of the Opera teacher guide, which includes a lesson plan featuring Michal’s story and many others.

Please click here to download the Secrets of the Opera assembly plans, featuring Michal’s story and others.

Participants will be guided to build their own lesson/assembly plans during our webinar. 

Important note:

Please note that the short documentary film above is only a small part of the Lyfta experience, which also includes interactive 360 degree environments that children can explore, infographics and rich media articles.

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