From the Wings: The Live Art Story

From the Wings: The Live Art Story

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 9:00pm - 10:30pm

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, July 30, 2020 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

This program is part of Move to Include, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. This Move to Include model expands nationally this year to five additional communities with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. To learn more about the national efforts, visit