One Day Only
April 02, 2019
  • John Marshall High School
    1300 Wheeling Avenue Glen Dale, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
  • oionline.com

Oglebay Institute will present a free performance of Daring to Be Dumbo – a childhood lesson on overcoming bullying – 10-11am Tuesday, April 2 at John Marshall High School.

Performed and created by the Dancing Wheels Company & School of Cleveland, Ohio and choreographed by David Roussève, this reimagining of the original story is set in a contemporary Junior High School where Dumbo is now a bullied 13-year-old girl.

The story exemplifies turning differences from weakness into strength through the love of family, friends and ultimately oneself.

Students will explore lessons on relationships and self-awareness and become better equipped to discuss social issues within their community and school. The performance is suitable for grades pre-k through 3rd.

Call 304-242-7700 to book your school or group.

More About Dancing Wheels:

Now in its 38th anniversary season under the artistic direction of founder Mary Verdi-Fletcher, Dancing Wheels is recognized as the first and foremost professional physically integrated dance company in America uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.  Since its inception in 1980, the highly skilled ensemble of stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers has reached over five million people worldwide with innovative mainstage performances, school assembly programs, guest appearances and numerous outreach activities.


National Endowment for the Arts
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.