Boston Community Collaborative (BCC) is so proud of its students who performed our own version of Peter Pan last Sunday, March 24 at the St. John School stage. The play included approximately 60 students ages 3-10 from our weekly dance and drama classes at the St John School (SJS) after-school program and the BPS Eliot School.

This play was created by BCC’s lead drama and dance instructor, Ingrid Oslund. Under Ingrid’s mentorship, drama teacher Sara Kerr (Suffolk University, theater, graduating May 2019), and dance instructor Victoria Isotti (Suffolk University, theater, 2018) worked with our drama and dance students weekly to pull together an impressive show based on the tale of Peter Pan.

A lovely, festive reception followed the show and included donated Regina Pizza.

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BCC is delighted to create opportunities that mix kids from different contexts in the neighborhood. Our SJS students may know our Eliot School students through the Nazzaro Center, from sports, from their respective neighborhoods, from the playground, from their daycare long ago – it is a thrill to bring them all together in collaboration.

Our current session of classes runs from now through June and will culminate in an original play.  The play will be called A Day at the Ballet and is being devised and written by our students.  The show will be based on the stories of several famous ballets, including The Fire Bird, La Sylphide, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Coppelia.  Our process will focus on connecting text with music and interpreting stories in our own original way. Our June performance will include all of our dance and drama students.

BCC was incorporated in 2013 and strives to create community by connecting people and resources.

We offer drama, dance, fitness, and engineering for smaht kids during the St John School after-school program, Drama after school at the BPS Eliot, movers and shakers music classes and engineering for smaht kids for babies and toddlers at the West End Community Center.

BCC also hosts a number of community events: Movie nights in the Gassy during the summer, an annual Halloween party for adults, and an annual springtime egg hunt in Christopher Columbus Park. For more information, contact becca0923@yahoo.com.

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