43 New York youngsters really are too cool for school. The founders of Blue Man Group have turned their international theatre experience into a nursery school. At The Blue Man Creativity Center, you'll find some unconventional preschool gadgetry - disco balls, bits of foam, cushy vinyl walls. The founders wanted to create the school they always wished they could have attended as kids.
"There's a hypnotic Bubble Machine, with kid-controlled colored lights; a futuristic Water Machine, with a mini-whirlpool; and a trippy installation, left over from the B.M.G.'s 2003 tour, of giant computer-animated dragonflies that can be made to light up, flap their wings, and fly," The New Yorker reports.
Until the center is accredited and becomes an official school, the focus will remain on the preschool curriculum. After receiving recognition, the Blue Man Creativity Center will expand one year at a time to accommodate students all the way up to the fifth grade.
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- By: Trend HuntressSep 20, 2007