Once Upon a Time

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Dressed as fairy princesses, kings and queens, farmers and more, Reinhard second-graders performed short plays based on the fairytales “The 12 Dancing Princesses,” “Many Moons” and “One Gift Deserves Another” (“The Turnip”) for delighted parents and peers. The plays were a culmination of workshops by artist-in-residence Lorraine Zeller-Agostino, who taught the students nonverbal improvisational acting techniques through the study of fairytales.

In addition to reading and studying fairytales, the students learned to depict expression, emotion and choral techniques on stage. The goals of the program were to provide students with the opportunity to discover their creativity, learn cooperation skills, feel successful and explore the art of drama.   

“I appreciate how hard you’ve worked to acquire this level of performance,” Ms. Zeller-Agostino told the students.