Wow can you believe we’re already half way through July?! It seems that summer is flying by… so that means I’ve got to get my first video to you! This is my fifth summer working at the Governor’s Institute on the Arts. For two weeks, high schoolers from all around Vermont come together to build a community centered around art. That means painting, drawing, sculpting, dancing, singing, acting, writing, playing instruments, designing lights and SO MUCH MORE. This video shows only a glimpse of what the two weeks is like. I would encourage you to check out their website: GIAofVT.com to find out a lot more, BECAUSE YOU ALL NEED TO GO WHEN YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. Okay. All for now. I’ve been receiving some FANTASTIC videos from you… but I’m thinking more must be on their way…
Finally, the reflection video!
Check out what the 3/4 Cast Members of “Giants In the Sky” had to say about their experience in the play! (TWO VIDEOS ARE MISSING FROM THIS- I’M WORKING ON TRACKING THEM DOWN! DON’T WORRY SOPHIA AND PARKER!)
Share with your friends and family who couldn’t be there to see what great work these actors did! Thank you to ALL who made this possible. If you didn’t get a program, please let me know and I will make sure you do!!!
FINALLY- Ms. Kauffeld is uploading photos! Thanks to Carolynn Brennan for opening up the library for Collective Costume Creation, here I sit on my laptop, typing with glue-y, glittery fingers, uploading photos while folks are busy at work creative Troll Gloves, capes, And MORE!
So here’s a glimpse of our rehearsals for “Giants in the Sky!” Most photos are from 3/4 Grade after school rehearsals, but you’ll see a few 1/2 grade shots! More pics to come!
Lucia is our Assistant Director this year and she is doing an incredible job! Here, she blocks two of the “Song Birds,” in their scene. Thanks to Kayla for being the photographer!
Our First and Second Grade Trolls in Mrs. Degree’s class practice Miming passing the enormous moon down the line!
We are SOOOOO lucky this year to have Mrs. Banas choreographing a movement piece for our play! We chose Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Kari created a dream-like sequence that depicts the Ogres growing tired of the Sun and the Moon and instead finding happiness in being entertained!
The dance is HARD. But the 3rd and 4th grade actors are doing a great job! You can practice at home with this youtube video!
Rehearsal videos to come soon! I’m switching to a new computer (yay for me!) but it’s taking a while to get the programs I use started up!
Keep up the great work! Learn those lines! Build those costumes!