Live Art: Love

Live Art: Love

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Two hundred students of all abilities representing the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's (SPARC) “Live Art” program perform alongside nationally renowned artists and musicians in an unforgettable night of music, dance and visual arts.

Live Art: Love, airing Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV, captures their journey.

SPARC’s "Live Art" program integrates a performing arts curriculum with special education. Youth with and without developmental disabilities work together in a variety of performing and visual arts classes throughout the year, culminating in a final concert for the community celebrating the importance of human connection. While preparing and rehearsing, the students build powerful relationships and gain understanding and appreciation for one another’s talents and abilities. The program features performances by Jason Mraz (a SPARC alum), Sara Bereilles, Josh Groban and Michael McDonald.

This film is part of Dialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.