The Nutcracker Project


Oct – Dec 2018
Program: six in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, NYCB student matinee performance
Grade levels: 3rd and 4th grade
Cost: $450 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 of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Lincoln Center. The curriculum focuses on active art-making, collaboration, and critical reflection through poetry and creative movement.

"This is something that our students will always remember. They will always talk about the time that they got to go to Lincoln Center!." — 3rd grade teacher, Brooklyn

Applications for the 2018-19 scholastic year are currently closed. Applications for next year will open in May.
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