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Explore the arts wherever you are! New Victory Arts Break offers free ideas and activities guided by New Victory Teaching Artists for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their learning. In this ongoing series, discover creative playtime that will flex your creativity and stretch your imagination!

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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Unpacking Arts Break With Teaching Artist Alberto Denis

Teaching Artist Alberto Denis highlights his experience as a New Victory Teaching Artist and his time creating Arts Break with Head of Content Zack Ramadan.


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New Victory Arts Break: Lighting and Sound Design

Learn how lighting and sound can help you set the mood and tell richer stories in this Arts Break inspired by Manual Cinema’s Leonardo!


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New Victory Arts Break: Devising Stories

Sketch an original comic strip and devise stories one moment at a time in this Arts Break inspired by Manual Cinema’s Leonardo!


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New Victory Arts Break: Paper Puppets

Design a puppet version of yourself and go on a series of adventures inspired by Manual Cinema’s Leonardo!, based on the books by Mo Willems.


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New Victory Arts Break: African Dance and Storytelling

Play a stepping game and explore the myriad dance styles of Africa’s many nations in this Arts Break inspired by Step Afrika!’s Stono.


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New Victory Arts Break: Community Performance

Uplift your community with spoken word, shared beats, and an original call and response in this Arts Break inspired by Step Afrika!’s Stono.


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New Victory Arts Break: Music and Stepping

Step to the beat, play with percussion and find the rhythms hidden in your favorite song in this Arts Break inspired by Step Afrika!’s Stono.


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New Victory Arts Break: Musical Creations

Build a body-percussion beat and pen your own protest song in this New Victory Arts Break inspired by Jabari Dreams of Freedom.


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New Victory Arts Break: Get into Character

What do you stand for? Dress up and perform as your favorite historical heroes, and then dream up your own hero to tackle today’s challenges.


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New Victory Arts Break: The Element of Surprise

Get silly with props, costumes, trips and slips, and tap into your inner clown as you practice the element of surprise!


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