Explore the arts wherever you are! Whether you’re preparing to attend a show or are just looking for some family-friendly creative inspiration, New Victory Arts Break offers free online activities guided by New Victory Teaching Artists for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their learning. In this ongoing series, discover posts related to past and upcoming shows 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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It’s time to play! Last week, we got a peek into Step Afrika!’s rehearsal process. As we continue exploring the arts in North America this week, we’ll return to Washington, D.C. and start moving to some familiar rhythms. Get ready to step, clap and beat your feet—let’s go go-go!
Last week, we met Ronnique from Step Afrika! and explored her community in Washington, D.C. This week, we’ll take a closer look at what inspires Ronnique to create dance as a choreographer and Step Afrika! company member, before creating some dances and rhythms of our own.
This season, we’ve visited artists all around the world, getting a glimpse of where they live and how they create work. Now it’s time to return to our home continent of North America and check in with some artists who have performed on the New Victory stage, including Step Afrika! in Washington, D.C.
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.