Blue Kid Group
Everyone has heard of them, lots of people have seen them, few really get it. But that is going to change with a new generation of fanr. The infamous Blue Man Group, a group of fellows who put on bald caps and paint themselves blue, have started a pre-school. Well it's not called a pre-school yet, but rather a creativity center. These little kiddies will get it.
start a nursery school for your kids and tell all your friends. Last week, the Blue Man Creativity Center (it can’t call itself a school until it gets state accreditation) welcomed forty-three boys and girls between the ages of two and four to its first day of classes and mayhem.
And if you're curious as to what the 'creativity center' will offer...it goes far beyond bald caps and body paint. It sounds ridiculously wonderful.
Every day at the center will end with a ritual called Glow Time, during which the shades are lowered, the regular lights are turned off, and black lights are turned on, illuminating the parts of the room (including work created by the students) that have been painted with special UV paint. The collection of Blue Man-inspired educational gewgaws on hand is a far cry from flash cards and Play-Doh. 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 Tree House, whose slide deposits kids in the Texture Pit, looks like fun. So does the OMi-Beam machine, a computerized rig made up of eight ceiling-mounted halogen lamps, loudspeakers, and a video monitor (there is only one other OMi-Beam machine in the country, at Madame Tussaud’s).