On November 17 and 18, 2007, approximately 120 New
York City school students took to the stage of The United Palace Theater
in Upper Manhattan for an exciting dance performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, and an
additional 80 students premiered a new musical composition entitled
Songs: Ritual Rhythms. The performance, featuring choreography by
Royston Maldoom, was the culmination of a transformational educational
project that took place over two months in the fall of 2007.