There is energy in stillness. Holding still and not moving is active. Contradictory, but true, according to the middle school dancers who shared their work in this morning’s assembly.
Today’s culmination of a winter’s arts classes ended in two performances. The first was a film made by a group of seventh and eighth grade dancers. The piece was called “Moments,” and was filmed around campus (even in the snow!). After shooting forty hours of raw footage, eighth grade class member, Paavo, edited the work down to about three minutes. Editing alone took him seven hours. Take a look:
The second piece, performed by the sixth and seventh grade class was called “Woven,” as the moments were “woven” together into once piece. Wearing simple costumes, paired and small groups of dancers showed us “moments” that worked together into a whole group piece. Their work was very polished. The students showed confidence and had stage presence.
Thank you, dance classes, and thank you Jessie.