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In early 2016, Carnegie Hall’s Somewhere Project culminated in three special performances of West Side Story at the Knockdown Center in Queens. Directed by Amanda Dehnert, this production blurred the boundary between students and professionals. High school–aged apprentice performers joined the cast of the production, immersing themselves in every dance step of this incredible work alongside professionals. The production also featured a choir of high school students from across the city, adding a new dimension to Leonard Bernstein’s iconic score under the direction of Marin Alsop.
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