Studying ‘The Nutcracker,’ Students Listen, Touch, Move Like Snow
Music students who are blind and visually impaired are offered a five-week course. “For me this class is about being dance,” its teacher says.
“When we talk about systemic racism and lack of access and lack of inclusion, they’re [FMDG Music School students] in the middle of it. And so I want through the arts for them to be able to express themselves and show themselves.”–Dr. Jenny Seham, National Dance Institute Teacher
“…The class allows students to imagine the ballet [The Nutcracker] through movement–to experience aspect of the work through their own bodies.”