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The Toybox: workshop and performance

  • Ballet Hispánico - Studio 4 167 W 89th Street New York, NY 10024 (map)

Created by Artists By Any Other Name, this interdisciplinary workshop is a re-imagining of Claude Debussy's "The Toybox."  Arranged by violist Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos, with a new narrative and choreography by dancer Abby Marchesseault, the piece follows Suzie Cellphone as she embarks on an adventure with some surprising new companions.  Students will preview the music, dance and create a costume before participating in the performance with the Artists By Any Other Name.

"Imagination springs to life in this music and dance collaboration. Suzie Cellphone, a girl obsessed with her phone, one day finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of magical adventures when she accidentally rescues a butterfly from a spider's web. As she explores this new world and meets new friendly creatures, she must learn to focus her attention away from her mobile phone and to live in the present -- or risk losing her wonderful new companion forever!"

Recommended ages 5 - 12 years.  The workshop fee is $25/student, family discount $20/student.  (Includes materials, please pack a snack.)

Earlier Event: June 8
The Travelers
Later Event: July 14
The Travellers