Once Upon a Time

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Second grade students at Reinhard dressed as fairytale characters to the delight of peers and parents as they performed short plays based on the fairytales “The 12 Dancing Princesses,” “Many Moons” and “One Gift Deserves Another.” The plays were a culmination of workshops led by artist-in-residence Lorraine Zeller-Agostino. 

For several weeks, Ms. Zeller-Agostino worked with the students on their improvisational acting techniques through the study of fairytales. In addition to classroom reading and studying of fairytales, the students learned to depict expression, emotion and choral techniques. The goal of the program was for students to have the ability to explore their creativity, learn cooperation and teamwork skills, and explore the art of drama. 

Ms. Zeller-Agostino explained that the students not only brought these popular tales to life but learned that there are many versions to a story by the way they transport themselves into the characters.