From the Wings: The Live Art Story

From the Wings: The Live Art Story

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Human Story performing with SPARC

Courtesy WCVE

This film shares the story of a group of children with varying abilities that come together to create an unprecedented performance and change their community forever.

The documentary follows six students from the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) in Virginia, their families and several staff members, and chronicles how the children and adults face their own fears, learn what empathy really means, and discover countless things they didn’t know about themselves and the world around them. The experience culminates in an inspirational night of music, dance and visual art—including a performance by recording artist Jason Mraz—that unifies students with and without disabilities before a sold-out audience at the majestic Carpenter Theatre. From the Wings: The Live Art Story airs Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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.