A creative and educational collective providing an artistic vehicle for realizing our deepest human aspirations…

Got My Wings is a performance and educational project that began as a ballet inspired by the life and writings of Jarvis Jay Masters, an innocent man on death row. Set to an original score performed by composer/saxophonist Daniel Blake, the piece was choreographed by Tomiko Magario and featured an ensemble from Westchester Ballet Company. The work received its premier in January 2022 at Bethany Arts Community, with support from Arts Westchester, and was again performed in 2023 with the support of Creative Alliance Project.

Got My Wings has since evolved into an educational workshop that helps students and teachers utilize the arts as a way to explore some of society’s most difficult questions. With support from Humanities New York, and in partnership with Rehabilitation Through the Arts and the youth and community organization ENUBuilds, Got My Wings implemented a series of workshops for high school students and their teachers in 2022 and 2023. In addition to the work’s creators, these workshops were joined and co-facilitated by celebrated author and spoken word artist Thomas Ray, visual artist and public speaker Darrian Bennett, and movement artist Diego Lucano. The workshop and ballet received critical support from Jarvis Jay Masters through a series of virtual appearances and recorded phone interviews.

January 2022

Virtual Premier

Bethany Arts Community

October 2022

Pilot education workshop

2 workshops with students and teachers from Ossining High School

February 2023

Live in-person premier

Creative Alliance Project

Fall 2023

Education Workshops

Students from Briarcliff Manor, Sleepy Hollow, Ossining High School travel to Bethany Arts Community. Guest appearance by Caged Birds, co-facilitated by Thomas Ray, Darrian Bennett and Diego Lucano.

For more information, contact Daniel Blake

Photos/Videos
photos by Amy Harte

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Educational Projects

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