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Explore the arts at home! New Victory Arts Break offers ideas for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their online learning. Each week will focus on a different art form with a series of free activities for kids guided by New Victory Teaching Artists.

New Victory Arts Break is funded, in part, by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.

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New Victory Arts Break: Puppet Performance

Try your hand at ensemble puppetry by connecting with a friend—literally! Then gather an audience and practice the art of puppet performance.


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New Victory Arts Break: Character Creation

Anything can be a puppet! Explore unique character voices and craft a stylish sock puppet in this week’s New Victory Arts Break.


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New Victory Arts Break: Songwriting and Music-Making

Warm up your voice and turn the hidden talents of your family and friends into celebratory song lyrics in this week’s New Victory Arts Break.


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New Victory Arts Break: Monologues

Create a monologue! Using a treasured photo or a letter to a friend, practice writing and performing from the heart in this New Victory Arts Break inspired by Generation Rise.


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New Victory Arts Break: Devised Theater

Discover devised theater with New Victory Teaching Artists! Fashion a fortune teller, make a memory map and create a spoken word performance in this New Victory Arts Break inspired by the art forms in Generation Rise.


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New Victory On Demand: Five Arts Break Activities

Use your imagination! Join New Victory Teaching Artists for five arts activities inspired by shows in the 2021-22 New Victory On Demand season.


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New Victory Arts Break Returns for Season 2 of WNET’s Camp TV

The popular TV series for kids features New Victory Teaching Artists leading do-it-yourself arts activities. Episodes air weekdays on WLIW21 and THIRTEEN this summer, and are available for streaming on THIRTEEN’S website.


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New Victory Arts Break: Connect to nicHi douglas

What do you see in the world? Last week, we developed creative characters through movement, and this week we’ll look at the places we live to help shape the stories we share. We may soon see that wherever we look, there’s joy to be found!


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New Victory Arts Break: Play like nicHi douglas

Last week, we saw how New Victory LabWorks Artist nicHi douglas and her collaborators use play as a source of inspiration for their project Mimi and Rita’s Magic (Half) Hour. This week, we’ll play with those same inspirations and explore fun ways to create and inhabit characters through movement. We’ll also meet mover and choreographer Christoper Rudd, another of this season’s LabWorks Artists.


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New Victory Arts Break: Create with nicHi douglas

Last week, we met New Victory LabWorks Artist nicHi douglas and discovered some of the things that inspire her theatermaking, from cartoons to neighborhood bookstores. This week, we’ll explore all the choices artists get to make during the creative process, first with a closer look at nicHi’s process, and then with some activities that cast you as choicemaker-in-chief!


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