Programs and Events Canceled Through May 31, 2020
Dear Members of the SPARC Community,
In light of yesterday’s announcement from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam regarding the closure of Virginia schools for the remainder of the year and the expected period of time that gatherings will be prohibited or discouraged, SPARC has made the difficult decision to cancel all programs and events scheduled through May 31, 2020.
We did not make this decision lightly, and our staff and faculty are as heartbroken as our students that the following programs unfortunately must be canceled:
The following Spring 2020 programs remain postponed for now, in the remote chance that circumstances will allow us to reconvene for some sort of public performance in the months ahead:
To be clear, we have not made a decision regarding our Summer 2020 programs. We hope that conditions in the coming months support our desired plans to spend this summer with our students, building their inner light and leading them in personal discovery in the following programs:
We deeply empathize and share the disappointment that our students will feel regarding this decision, in addition to all of the other changes and disappointments they are experiencing through the coronavirus crisis. We are proud to see our faculty and students remaining engaged with each other through SPARC’s social media, and we celebrate the fact that the arts – in any form, including creativity expressed at a distance! – is vital in the lives of our students and for our society in these unprecedented times.
Yours at SPARC,
Live Art 2021 and C.A.R.E. at Home
Though the show is canceled for 2020, we may resiliently look towards the future: we will produce Live Art LOUD! The Movement Sunday, June 13th, 2021at the Altria Theater.
The movement of inclusion doesn’t stop because we’ve had to press pause on the Live Art program and concert this year. In fact, it’s more important than ever. Join us (virtually) in the coming weeks as we practice C.A.R.E. at home with our families, our friends, and ourselves.
At Home Activity of the Week:
Click the link below to download C.A.R.E. Bingo and keep those compassion, acceptance, respect, and empathy muscles toned!
Stay Connected (Virtually)
Now, more than ever, the arts are a very important way for all of us to connect and to come together during these difficult times and celebrate the best of what it is to be human.
Follow us on social media each day where we’ll have story time, dance lessons, warm-ups and games, acting exercises, easy crafts, yoga, and more, all led by SPARC teaching artists. Let’s stay connected as a community and work towards the future!