Santa Catalina School shared highlights of visual and performing arts classes at Evening of the Arts on May 21.
The program, presented virtually for the second year in a row, included art, dance, and music created on camera and on campus in the 2020-2021 school year.
The dance portion of the program featured performances from the ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, and hip hop dance classes. It also included an introduction to a new elective, Dance Technique and Performance, which focuses on the history, origins, and development of different dance styles. One student in the elective shared her own choreography to the song "A Million Dreams" from The Greatest Showman.
Theatre students sang songs from Kiss Me, Kate, and the audience was treated to bloopers from this year's virtual production of Clue. Chamber Ensemble musicians received the spotlight with two performances, as they also provided the soundtrack for the annual visual arts slideshow highlighting student artwork.
Visual Arts Department Chair Claire Lerner expressed her admiration for students who continued to tap into their creativity while working at home for most of the year. She noted that the slideshow represented hundreds of hours of effort, concentration, and skill.
Of the performing artists, Theatre Arts Department Chair Lara Wheeler Devlin '02 said, "We all know what a challenging year it was, but for the performing arts—which are in essence collaborative and based on interpersonal relationships and connection—it felt almost insurmountable. And yet, we persisted."
And that persistence was on full display at Evening of the Arts. Watch the event below.