Dear families of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students,
If you haven’t already, please take time to consider signing your child up to participate in this unique opportunity. If we don’t get enough students from EVCS to participate we will open it up to other schools, but we want to make sure EVCS students get priority. If you are interested, please fill out this brief form:
Let me know if you have any questions!
EVCS along with PS122 will be working with Belgian-based artist Britt Hatzius to bring her film/performance experience called Blind Cinema to New York City this winter as part of their Coil Festival. EVCS kids will play a very important role in the experience of this film, and any interested 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students from EVCS are invited to participate. Here’s a statement from the artist about the project:
In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected on the screen.
The screenings of the film will be on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 5:30 PM, at the SVA Theatre – 333 West 23rd Street. EVCS staff will escort all kids who are participating to the theater from school, and back again when it’s finished. Each child who volunteers will participate in only one screening. To learn even more about Blind Cinema, please check out Britt Hatzius’ website.