Burgaw Elementary is an A+ School of the Arts. Burgaw students participated in a two day residency with UNCW arts and education faculty and students prior to the event. Set pieces were created by Burgaw Elementary students.
Approximately 1100 second and third graders from across the county attended the performance of Hansel and Gretel at Burgaw Elementary School on Friday, April 9. The UNCW Opera Outreach Project presented folk-inspired music, lively characters, and dynamic costumes in the familiar tale of two children lost in a forest.
The program was presented by the UNCW Arts in Education Alliance, a partnership of the UNCW Office of Cultural Arts, UNCW Watson School of Education and Watson School of Education Professional Development System. Special thanks to Pender Arts Council for support of the performance and to Burgaw Elementary staff for coordination.