Revels' education and artistic staff work with faculty to create a schoolwide celebration of music, dance, and drama based on themes that range from appreciation of local cultural diversity to specific topics in the curriculum. A Revels residency is a collaboration that begins with several planning meetings with the faculty, administrators, and parent volunteers who will be involved to choose the theme and set the scope of the project. Rehearsals are led jointly by Revels teaching artists and school faculty; they typically run for six weeks before the event. A Revels production manager coordinates the efforts of Revels and the school community.
In 2007, Revels Education was selected to become a Creative Teaching Partner of School Residencies by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is listed on matchbook.org, a service provided by New England Foundation fo the Arts and the Mass Council.
Recent Residency Partners
King Open Elementary School, Cambridge - 2012
George H. Conley Elementary School, Roslindale - 2009, 2010 and 2011
Pine Glen School, Burlington - 2008
Country School, Weston - 2008 and 2010
Fox Hill School, Burlington - 2007, 2010 and 2011
Lowell School, Watertown - 2003 and 2006
Revels and the Perkins School for the Blind Partnership
A treasured event on the Revels calendar since 2001, Perkins and Revels celebrate the spring in a free performance at Perkin’s Dwight Hall in late May. The mixed ensemble of sighted and non-sighted actors, singers ,and dancers provides a powerful and moving experience for students, parents, teachers, and Revels performers alike.
See photos of the 2010 collaboration on Revels Facebook page.