This video clip is excerpted from the pilot of a new Arts Blitz dance drama about cyberbullying, and is posted here for use with the Arts Blitz curriculum for 4th and 5th graders. Sprites was written by Holly Hepp-Galvan, directed by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell of Pollyanna Theatre Company, and choreographed by Kaitlyn Moise of Ballet Austin. Arts Blitz is a collaboration between Ballet Austin, Pollyanna Theatre Company, and Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Dea Eggleston filmed the pilot at Ballet Austin's AustinVentures StudioTheater.
The main character in the play is a young girl named Wren. Wren loves to play with words and is still learning about the power that words really can have when they are used for both good purposes and for harmful purposes. One way that Wren loves to play with words is by using them in poems that she writes for her own enjoyment.