Friday, May 29, 2015

Art & Music Extravaganza Week

Thank you to everyone for helping make our Art & Music Extravaganza week a success! And thank you to all the students and families who attended our Extravaganza Night event. Artwork will still be up for the next few weeks in the connector hallway, in case you missed it.
As part of our Art & Music Extravaganza week, PK, Kindergarten and 1st grade students saw a performance of Peter and the Wolf by the North Winds Ensemble. 2nd graders learned about capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. They attended a demonstration and participated in interactive workshops with Sinha Capoeira, which tied into their study of Brazil. 
3rd graders learned about traditional Armenian dance with Abaka Dance Group from Watertown and 4th graders participated in theatre and improv workshops led by Kidstock Theatre. 5th graders have been practicing a hip hop dance routine, choreographed and taught by Jen Venezia, for the past 2 weeks. They performed it last night to great applause.
Here is the video slideshow that was shown last night, to show students and families what we have been learning and making here in art. It is not just about the work that goes on display, but about the experience and process that we engage in!

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