The Nutcracker Project

Oct–Dec 2016
Program: five in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, NYCB student matinee performance
Grade levels: 3rd and 4th grade
Cost: $400 per class

The Nutcracker Project is designed to promote individual and group artistic expression inspired by themes, choreography, and music from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®. NYCB Teaching Artists and classroom teachers engage students in interdisciplinary workshops and lessons, and all participants attend a live performance at Lincoln Center. The newly-revised curriculum focuses on active art making, collaboration, and critical reflection through poetry and creative movement.



This project was a beautiful enrichment activity that allowed my students to express their creativity and cooperate and collaborate with their classmates to create something beautiful. — 4rd grade teacher, Queens

WATCH THIS VIDEO CHRONICLE OF ONE STUDENT'S EXPERIENCE AS PARTICIPANT IN NYCB'S NUTCRACKER PROJECT >




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