Sunday, April 22, 2018

MY SCHOOL'S COOLER THAN YOUR SCHOOL


This weekend was the 9th Annual Emerging Artists Showcase where our Theatre and Dance Seniors get to strut their stuff.  This Spring we will graduate 14 students in Musical Theatre, Performance, Dance and Theatre Tech. The Musical Theatre, Performance and Dance Seniors  sang, danced to original choreography and performed scenes and monologues. The tech students had displays of their work. Here's the breakdown: 29 students were involved, 21 dancers, 2 choreographers, 2 performance and 3 musical theater, 2 tech. 15 African-Americans, 2 Hispanic surnames, 1 scholarships from Columbia, 1 exchange student from South Korea, 1 student from France and 1 immigrant from Taiwan.  We may be located way, way down South, be we're diverse as all get out.


Oh, and to up our cooler than you count, we had a special visitor last month. 

Yeah, that's Misty Copeland, Prima Ballerina at American Ballet Theatre sitting on our stage giving an interview.  Inspiring all the young dancers who came to the talk to not give up their dreams.


photo by Paul Levy

 Here she is with one of our dance faculty, Melissa Phios


Earlier in the day she took a class with our dance students. That's her dead center. You want bet nobody missed class that day.


What a semester. Now on to graduation, then the 2018 season of Peach State Summer Theatre!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 292



Did you know burning dolls is a thing in Santeria?  Neither did I.


Can't remember where I found this, sorry.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 291


Your assignment for today: Who is she? What's her story?


photo by Karin Rabb Vance

Another "Houston Flood Doll".  She looks like a fancy lady trapped under a roof beam. 


Monday, April 9, 2018

WHAT? A SHOW POST


Every February and March the Theatre and Dance area tours a children's show around the region. This year the show was a dance presentation called Plants View From The Hubble Space Telescope, written, choreographed and directed by Melissa Pihos (one of our dance faculty). It tells the store of Hubble the Telescope saying good by to her friends, The Planets. 



All the dancers interpreted the planets aspects through dance. All photos are by Genny Muncy. The costumes were designed by Tsung-Ju "Clark"--going to grad school- Yang.



 The planets are out of order. 

Mercury - Teyla Debose


 

 Mars - Maya Timmons


 Jupiter - Megan Foose

Hubble - Jorden Van Dyke


 Saturn - Taylor Sanders


 Hubble and Uranus - Erykah Finklea


 Hubble - All the planets handed Hubble a "planet", which got put in the sky. Earth is on the sky from the beginning. The Hubble Telescope is retiring and being replaced with a new telescope.


 Venus - Megan Foose. Megan dance Venus and Jupiter because the original Venus was injured.



Neptune - Rachel Tessin


 And not to be left out, Pluto - Olivia Rosenthal, who was unhappy about being demoted.

 

The children's tour has been an event for over 25 years. This is our outreach to the school children of our area, for some this will be the only live theatre they see. Ever. I hope we continue this tradition.  



 

 


 



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNSEDAY, PART 290


Because I'm still having Game of Thrones withdrawals, Here's Khal Drogo. Dany's (first) husband.


The other day I went on Amazon and bought some new GoT action figures. Stay tuned. I've also downloaded and edited show photos. It's been awhile since I've posted anything from work. Stay tuned for that, too.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 289



At any moment, she's going to look up and smile.

The last doll from the Neil Collection.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY. PART 288


Or how to freak out your kids. 


A page for a site called Sweet and Sour Sassy Pants popped up on my Facebook feed ( I know nothing about this site) I had to share their idea of what to do with your child's dolls once they outgrow them. More like traumatize them.


 

 

This has me wondering if they also suggested hanging the bodies from the trees in the backyard. I do like this idea, but then I don't have children.