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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We’ve spent the last few weeks exploring the arts in Africa, learning about musical instruments, opera and ensemble storytelling. As we end our visit to the African continent this week, we’ll experiment with transforming the art forms we see in our communities into exciting new performances.
This week is all about play—playing with music, that is! Inspired by the musical stylings and operatic adaptations of Isango Ensemble, let’s have some fun learning how to warm up our voices, start an opera club and retell our favorite stories through song.
In last week’s Arts Break, we met some members of South Africa’s Isango Ensemble and explored their community. This week, let’s look closer at Isango Ensemble’s work as music-makers and performers. Then, we’ll make some music of our own!
It is time to head to Africa! This season, we’re visiting artists from all around the world to get to know their art forms and their homes! As we explore the continent of Africa, you might remember a few theater troupes from their performances at New Victory. Let’s learn about some awesome companies and then learn a bit about Africa and its rich cultures.
To close out our Asia journey, we will work on creating character through costumes, makeup and personality to get performance ready. What do you get when you put a fun persona, magical tricks, comedic timing and a glam look all together? Voila! A successful magic show!
Welcome to Play Week of our Asia adventure! We are going to have some fun honing our performance and magic skills, making sure to add in just a teeny bit of silliness. As we continue to practice our magic tricks and magician personas, we are on our way to being bonafide magicians!
Welcome to Create Week as we continue on our trip through Asia. This week, let’s look closer at GRUEJARM’s work as performers and their art form of magic, as well as dip our toes into a bit of magic ourselves.
Fasten your seat belts, friends! For the next couple of weeks we are headed to Asia. This season, we’re visiting artists from all around the world to get to know their craft and their home. As we explore Asia, you might recall a few companies from their time at New Victory.
In this week’s “Connect” New Victory Arts Break, we want to make a special art piece to dedicate to someone we love and give them the gift of performance.
Time to take your theater skills to the next level with a pop of personalization: puppetry and parading!