The multi-day residency begins with a performance by MISTER G and the Global Citizen Ensemble. Students learn about the butterfly migration and get an overview of the weeks’ activities.
Students are then organized into cohorts (typically by age group) that meet one to several times over the course of the residency. The workshops are framed around a discovery learning process, inviting youth to explore their surroundings and draw upon their own experiences while working together to create a collaborative product and imagine how it will manifest at scale. The age-appropriate curricula engages children in a variety of multi-sensory projects that synthesize visual art, field recording, found sound, body percussion, bilingual language acquisition, singing, movement, and songwriting into the production design.
The residency culminates with an evening public performance featuring MISTER G and the Global Citizen Ensemble. Participant families are invited to attend the multimedia spectacle, which is designed to entertain an intergenerational audience with rhythms from around the world, immersive sound design, large-scale projection, and onstage youth participation.