Students Wrap Up Workshop with Original Dance of 'Stellaluna'
Students Wrap Up Workshop with Original Dance of 'Stellaluna'

Teaching students about the power of movement, a guest artist from Lincoln Center leads second grade girls in a weeklong performance workshop.

As the first class of second grade girls to engage in a performance workshop made possible by the Beaux Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, Convent's pioneering group performed a dance on May 11 in Syufy Theatre based on the book "Stellaluna." The event marked the culmination of a weeklong workshop led by Susan Thomasson, an accomplished dancer, choreographer and educator with Lincoln Center Education in New York.

In front of parents, friends and fellow students, the girls told an enchanting tale about lost baby fruit bats and their efforts to fit in. The dance is an original work choreographed by Ms. Thomasson and inspired by themes from the second grade curriculum.

A shortened version of the dance performance.

For the past three years, second grade boys at Stuart Hall have engaged in the spring performance workshop made possible by the Hudson Gibson Endowed Fund to support the Beaux Arts Artist-in-Residence Program. Thanks to a generous donation, second grade girls also participated this year.

Read more about the Beaux Arts Artist-in-Residence program in our forthcoming President's Report.