Programs 

School Time Events: 7—12

Part of Education

Tackling diverse, challenging themes and topics, our live performances and films spark lively debate and encourage critical thinking, helping to prepare students for the intellectual rigors of college and career.

Live Events
Literary
School Performance: Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation
May 8—May 9, 2014
 
School Performance: Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation
May 8—May 9, 2014
Grades 9—12
 
 
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This showcase of nationally recognized spoken-word artists pays homage to the roots and contemporary resonance of hip-hop, tackling issues on the block and around the world.

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Dance
School Performance: DanceAfrica 2014
May 21—May 22, 2014
 
School Performance: DanceAfrica 2014
May 21—May 22, 2014
Schools only
 
 
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This year’s 37th annual DanceAfrica celebration—the largest of its kind in the country—brings performers from Madagascar to join local and national talent, celebrating the diversity of diaspora culture.

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Film Screenings
Film
School Screening: Romeo + Juliet
Thu, Apr 3, 2014
 
School Screening: Romeo + Juliet
Thu, Apr 3, 2014
Grades 9—12
 

Set in modern-day Verona Beach, California, this neon-tinged vision of the Bard’s star-crossed tragedy retains the original dialogue, and casts the Montagues and Capulets as two rival gangs.

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Film
School Screening: Central Park Five
Apr 7—Apr 8, 2014
 
School Screening: Central Park Five
Apr 7—Apr 8, 2014
Grades 7—12
 
 
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A documentary that exposes the tensions in our city over the past 30 years by unraveling a contemporary civil rights tragedy, giving context to recent controversies surrounding racial profiling.

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Film
School Screening: 42
Wed, May 14, 2014
 
School Screening: 42
Wed, May 14, 2014
Grades 7—12
 

This sensitive portrait of Jackie Robinson recognizes the baseball player’s brave actions as some of the civil rights movement’s earliest victories.

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Leadership support for school-time performances, pre-show preparation workshops and educational film screenings is provided by:

The Simon and Eva Colin Foundation and Lemberg Foundation

Past Events
Poetry
School Performance: Paige in Full: A B-Girl’s Visual Mixtape
 

Paige Hernandez uses spoken word, hip-hop, and dance to tell her own coming-of-age story.

Mar 12—Mar 14, 2014
Schools only
 
 
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Dance
School Performance: DanceMotion USA(SM)
 

A cross-cultural dance collaboration between an Argentine troupe and a New York-based company.

Fri, Oct 11, 2013
Schools only
 
 
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Film
School Screening: 4 Little Girls
 

Spike Lee’s documentary tells the story of one of our nation’s most notorious hate crimes.

Oct 23—Oct 24, 2013
Schools only
 
 
Film
School Screening: Hamlet
 

The Prince of Denmark takes to New York’s modern streets, with the Bard’s dialogue intact.

Thu, Nov 7, 2013
Schools only
 
 
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Film
School Screening: Freedom Riders
 

The harrowing true story of black and white Americans persecuted for fighting Jim Crow law.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014
Schools only
 
 
Dance
School Performance: Moses(es)
 

Explore the impact of African migrations with this piece inspired by the story of Moses.

Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Schools only
 
 
Theater
School Performance: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
 

Renowned actress Fiona Shaw brings Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s seminal Romantic poem to life.

Tue, Dec 17, 2013
Schools only
 
 
Theater
School Performance: King Lear
 

This brilliant new production of a classic tale features Frank Langella in the title role.

Tue, Feb 4, 2014
Schools only
 
 
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Theater
School Performance: A Doll’s House
 

This new production of Ibsen’s classic from the Young Vic is sure to provoke discussion.

Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Schools Only
 
 
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