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Speak Up, Act Out: Celebrating Juneteenth

Last year, we honored and celebrated Juneteenth as part of a week-long Arts Break. This year we’re combining celebration and activism with more activities from New Victory Teaching Artists that call each of us to harness our creativity in commemoration of the past and in service of the ongoing fight for equity and liberation.
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Watch Rehearsal Highlights of Christopher Rudd’s Latest Dance Piece, Witness

In honor of Juneteenth, New Victory LabWorks and Guggenheim’s Works & Process are proud to partner with 2020-21 New Victory LabWorks Artist Christopher Rudd to share his artistry with audiences of all ages this week.
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New Victory Arts Break: Connect to nicHi douglas

What do you see in the world? Last week, we developed creative characters through movement, and this week we’ll look at the places we live to help shape the stories we share. We may soon see that wherever we look, there’s joy to be found!
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New Victory Arts Break: Play like nicHi douglas

Last week, we saw how New Victory LabWorks Artist nicHi douglas and her collaborators use play as a source of inspiration for their project Mimi and Rita’s Magic (Half) Hour. This week, we’ll play with those same inspirations and explore fun ways to create and inhabit characters through movement. We’ll also meet mover and choreographer Christoper Rudd, another of this season’s LabWorks Artists.
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New Victory Arts Break: Create with nicHi douglas

Last week, we met New Victory LabWorks Artist nicHi douglas and discovered some of the things that inspire her theatermaking, from cartoons to neighborhood bookstores. This week, we’ll explore all the choices artists get to make during the creative process, first with a closer look at nicHi’s process, and then with some activities that cast you as choicemaker-in-chief!
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New Victory Arts Break: Discover with nicHi douglas

Let’s continue visiting some of our favorite artists creating theater for young people—the artists of New Victory LabWorks! Over the next four weeks, we’ll be exploring the inspirations and artistic processes of playwright, choreographer and lover of cartoons, nicHi douglas!
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New Victory Arts Break: Connect to ChelseaDee Harrison

From finding inspiration outdoors and in books to building creative spaces at home, we’ve spent the last few weeks exploring the artistry of New Victory LabWorks Artist ChelseaDee Harrison—theater-maker, storyteller and podcaster! This week, we’ll wrap up our exploration of ChelseaDee’s auditory storytelling with some interview-based activities and then practice getting into character.
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New Victory Arts Break: Play like ChelseaDee Harrison

Last week, we explored how New Victory LabWorks Artist ChelseaDee Harrison has been creating work from home. This week, we’ll play with some creative practices inspired by ChelseaDee’s process, and we’ll also meet another of this season’s LabWorks Artists—Nambi E. Kelley.
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What's New at New 42 - April 2021

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19th since 1865, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Americans. Last year, we made a commitment to celebrate the holiday through New Victory Arts Break, sharing more about the event's historical and cultural context and exploring the relationship between activism and the arts. The response from you and from the hundreds of teachers we work with was overwhelmingly positive.
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New Victory Arts Break: Create with ChelseaDee Harrison

Last week, we met New Victory LabWorks Artist ChelseaDee Harrison, who showed us some of the places in her community that inspire her art-making. This week, we’ll get a closer look at how she’s been creating work from home and then join in the fun ourselves.
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