FullSizeRender (8)by BKReader’s Alexandra Williamson
For a class of six- and seven-year-olds, an opera based on a Shakespearean play may sound like an odd film choice, but not for the kids at East Flatbush’s P.S. 208 Elsa Ebeling. Every week, with help from their instructor Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène, the kids gather to study, reenact and create art based on classics such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The students are part of The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative, a multi-disciplinary program that immerses elementary schoolers from underserved neighborhoods in a curriculum of literature, movement, visual art and music, all centered around opera. On Thursday, the students created colorful, glittery collages of the donkey from the play.  Read more

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