Updated: Apr 13
Brighton Ballet Theater cannot imagine finishing the school year without hosting final performances in public schools, senior centers and/or participating in community events and festivals as part of CASA, SU-CASA and Cultural Immigrant Initiative grants. We are glad to be able to continue sharing our passion for art and dance with other people.
As always for CASA Program BBT partners with 3 public schools, which are located in Districts 47 (CM Mark Treyger) and 48 (CM Chaim Deutsch). We have worked with 2nd and 3rd Graders in P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss and 6th, 7th and 8th Graders in I.S. 228 David A. Boody and I.S. 98 Bay Academy. This year had various programs in all three schools. For IS98, BBT created a booklet with historical information on classical ballet; PS215 had an outstanding performance based on a "Beauty and The Beast" fairytale; and IS228 presented a serious theme about social justice "Change The World",
IS 98 Bay Academy. Teaching Artist Maria Yilmaz
P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss
Brighton Ballet Theater is extremely grateful to the City Councils Mark Treyger (District 47 - P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss and I.S. 228 David A. Boody) and Chaim Deutsch (District 48 - IS. 98 Bay Academy) for the ongoing support of CASA Initiative.
In the FY19 SU-CASA program, BBT successfully partnered with 6 senior centers to deliver dance, fitness, improv, pilates and music workshops and also to provide a performance opportunity for senior participants. The partner centers included: Brookdale Neighborhood Senior Center, Luna Park Senior Center, Scheuer House of Coney Island, Trumps United NORC, HES Senior Citizens and Senior Alliance NSC.
Brighton Ballet Theater is extremely grateful to the City Councils Chaim Deutsch (TRUMPS United Norc, Luna Park Senior Center and Senior Alliance NSC), Mark Treyger (Scheuer House of Coney Island), Alan Maisel (JASA at the HES) and Mathew Eugene (Brookdale Neighborhood Senior Center) for new and ongoing support of SU-CASA Initiative.
Cultural Immigrant FY19:
This year as part of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, BBT chose to introduce community closer to the folk dances. We offered a free workshop open for the community and free performances in senior centers: TRUMPS United NORC on Neptune Avenue and Luna Park Senior Center and became a part of two major free public festivals: Coney Island History Day Festival and Russian Heritage Celebration Festival.
Brighton Ballet Theater is extremely grateful to the City Council Chaim Deutsch for the ongoing support of the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.
THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL