Building on the inaugural summer institute in which teachers and students immersed in creative collaboration, CPET’s Performance at the Center hosted a team of students and teachers from the United Nations International School (UNIS) to work alongside Teachers College MA and doctoral students in a four-hour workshop, incorporating writing, reading, movement, and sound. In this process-oriented approach to arts integration, the team of ‘players’ performed questions as they explored Shirley’s Jackson haunting short story, “The Lottery.”
Ever wondered what would happen if you gathered thirteen teachers from four different countries and seven different states together with thirteen New York City high school students to read, write, and perform in creative collaboration? You'd have CPET's Performance at the Center - an educational experience that unsettles, challenges, creates, and plays within and beyond the spaces of meaning that are typically constructed in schooled-reading practices.
Watch below for a look back at Performance at the Center's Summer 2014 institute, which remixed Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and stay tuned for more information on our upcoming conference in Spring 2015!