Students Channel Creativity During Winter Performing Arts Season

The winter performing arts season was filled with opportunities for students to embrace and express their creativity. 
This year’s Winter Musical, Snow Queen, brought joy to the Van Voorhis Lecture Hall for a three-night showing Feb. 29 - March 2. Snow Queen by Des Henderson and Mike McCahon is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's 1845 story by the same name told as a pantomime, a comedy stage production. Students and faculty also contributed to the writing and adapting of the lyrics and script, including several references to the campus community. This style allowed students to interact with the audience and show off their improv comedy skills. The show was an engaging breath of fresh air that inspired lots of laughter. The musical was directed by Dr. Francis Yun and Mr. John Kingery. 

In lieu of a formal recital, the winter dancers explored different styles while gaining filming experience during the production of their video-based performance. The dancers formed groups based on style and choreographed their routines before recording them for inclusion in a video that was screened for the campus community on March 7. Dance styles ranged from ballet to contemporary to bollywood. The dancers were led by instructor and choreographer Ms. Kaykeel Dillard.

Bravo, Turtles!
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