Category Archives: Art

IASAS Art Applications

Ms. Dodd, Ms. Godfrey and Ms. Wong will email all Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture and Ceramics, Intro Art, Explore Art and IB Art students on November 7th. Please look out for that email and if you would like to be one of the 5 travelling IASAS Delegates, be prepared to complete this application by November 11th. 

IASAS Cultural Convention Auditions begin

This week, the first auditions for  IASAS Cultural Convention are taking place. For those new to ISM, Cultural Convention is actually 3 separate events hosted by 3 different IASAS schools. This year, IASAS CC is March 3rd, 4th and 5th and is held in the following places:

  • Debate & Forensics hosted by ISKL in Kuala Lumpur
  • Art/ Dance/ Drama hosted by TAS in Taipei
  • Music (Strings/ Band/ Vocals/ piano) hosted by us!

This week we see Music auditions taking place. Students should have already talked to the IASAS coaches if they want to be involved. These are Ms. Carrie Grev for Vocals, Mr. Tom Nazareno for Band and Mr. Giovanni Bobbise for Strings.

In the first week after October break, Drama auditions will take place in the FAT on November 5th & 6th  and then Dance on the 18th. This year, Ms. Tami Monsod and Ms. Yek Barlongay will direct a joint Dance/ Drama piece, which will certainly be an exciting event.

Art has a selection process that happens within G22 Art classes.

Debate and Forensics coaches will also start selections in November so students should watch out for details of these mentioned in assembly and posted on the Fine Arts Office notice board.

Fine & Performing Arts Calendar 2015-16

Welcome back to another exciting year for the Arts at ISM. Having been inspired by various experiences over summer, teachers are back from the break and are now keen to see our talented students breath life into their ideas. The link below is a list of the major events the Fine Arts Office  supports throughout the year. (In addition, we support many curriculum-derived events and details of these will come throughout the year from the organising teachers.)

Fine & Performing Arts Events 2015-16


Fine and Performing Arts Events 2014/15

Welcome back! Here is a list of the Fine and Performing Arts events for the year. Make this the year you try something new! The first big events for HS are auditions for the HS Play and in MS the afterschool program includes a a One Act Play Festival. For more information, come and see me, Mrs. Hillman, at the Fine Arts Office.

Fine Arts Events 2014/15

MS, HS Intro and HS Explore Art Show May 2014

MS Art May 2014Intro and Explore Art 2014

The Art Department is running an exhibition of work from MS Art, HS Intro Art and HS Explore Art courses in the foyer of the ISM Fine Arts Theatre. Come celebrate the opening of this joint exhibition at 3pm on Friday, May 9th. This is an excellent opportunity to come and talk with the artists about their work. The work will remain on show until May 15th so if you can’t make it on the 9th, you can come anytime during the next week. (Please note: the MS Play also opens at 6pm on May 9th so it is a great chance to see both artistic endevours.)



Congratulations to IASAS Cultural Convention Delegates

IASAS Cultural Convention 2014 ran from March 5th to 9th in three locations around Asia and saw some amazing performances in all diciplines. Students are all back at school now suffering from post IASAS blues and dreaming of next year’s inspirational peformances. To enjoy this year’s IASAS  moments again, go to the following places:

IASAS Music Convention, hosted by International School of Kuala Lumpur

Follow this link to find a copy of the Friday and Saturday night concerts:

Follow these links to see pictures from the convention:

IASAS Music Opening 2014 (Video) –
IASAS Debate and Forensics, hosted by Taipei American School
Here are the winning Forensics speakers in action:
Here are other speakers in action:
IASAS Art/ Dance/ Drama. Hosted by Jakarta international School
You can find all the Drama and Dance performances, including ISM, on this page:
IASAS Dance 2014Drama IASAS 2014Music iasas 2014IASAS Forensics 2014

IASAS Cultural Convention Previews

This week is IASAS Previews befor the IASAS Cultural Convention Delegates travel to Kuala Lumpur (Music), Taipei (Debate and Forensics) and Jakarta (Art/ Dance/ Drama). It would be great to see people at these events. Here are the schedules for the events:

Wednesday, 26th February @5pm in the AMR- Music Previews (Part One)
Thursday, 27th February @ 3pm in the Little Theater- Forensics Previews
Thursday, 27th February @5pm in the FAT- Dance and Drama Previews
Dance- En route
Drama- Hotel Cabana
Friday, 28th February @5pm in the AMR- Music Previews (Part Two)
Saturday, 1st March @3pm in FAT- Drama and Dance Previews
Drama- Hotel Cabana
Dance- Enroute

MS Art Exhibit now showing in the MSMC!

MS_Art_Show_Banner_Dec9The MS Art exhibit for semester one  is showing until the end of the semester in the Middle School Library. Come admire the creativity and variety of the students work which runs the full range of artistic mediums. Classes exhibiting include Grade 5/6 Art, ARTmud (ceramics), ARTsculpt (Scuplture), ARTstudio Drawing, Painting, Printmaking) and the new DigiART (Photography, Graphic Design, Film).

Enjoy the final Fine and Performing Arts events for the year!

We are coming to the end of a very busy cultural year at ISM with the last two events in the Fine Arts Theatre before it is taken over for Graduation preparation.  This weekend is K-12 Dance Recital, which sees all ES and MS co-curricular and curricular Dance classes perform alongside some of the HS Dance classes. Then on Wednesday evening, we see the final Music concert for the year with many MS musician coming together for their Finale. The last two independent performing arts events take place in the Little Theatre with Grade 5 and 6 Beginners’ Music Recital starting at 5pm on May 21st and Advanced Dance solos starting at 3.15pm on the 24th of May. For the last Fine Arts exhibition of the year, come visit the Fine Arts Gallery any time from 3pm on April 23rd, which is the official opening and also a good chance to chat with any of the artists. This exhibition will hang throughout graduation until June 3rd. For those invited to the HS Honor Society Ceremony, you will be treated to performances by the new Tri-M inductees while Grade 8 Moving On Day will involve a variety performance put together by HS Introductory Arts classes.  Here are the posters for the next two Arts events:

IASAS Cultural Convention: A Brief Guide to Performances

IASAS Cultural Convention has finally arrived and the first performances are staged on Thursday. With this in mind, I thought I would send a brief outline of the shows on offer. The information I have for each is limited to programs and conversations about technical requirements; this is what I have gleamed so far:

  • ISM Dance- Nang Mamatay Ng Dahil Sa (To Die For): An exploration of females who when instrumental in the Philippines Revolution.
  • TAS Drama- Macbeth: One of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays edited to 45 minutes
  • SAS Dance- A piece responding to concentration camps during World War Two. (Sensitive subject matter.)
  • JIS Drama- A Harold: This is the name for a long form improvised performance so be prepared for anything! (Generally a comic storyline.)
  • ISKL Dance- Mad As Hell: Looks at problems within society and promotes the idea that the public should be “Mad As Hell” rather than accept such things. (Sensitive subject matter explored
  • SAS Drama- Eat, Play, Love: A series of seemingly unconnected scenes that pull together around the title.
  • ISB Dance- Noir: An exploration of film genre Noir which was popular in the 40’s and 50’s and its possible connections to today’s world.
  • ISKL Drama- The Ned Warriors: An example of the Futurist and Neo-Futurist genres. This type of theatre celebrates living in the present and demands that society throws tradition aside. A definite celebration of comedy with a sense of humor.
  • TAS Dance- O2CO2- Our connection with oxygen and carbon dioxide. There are few details beyond pictures of bubbles and the tech details promise a great ending.
  • ISB Drama- ex-POE-se- An expressionist- style play that explores the writing of Edgar Allen Poe. The director has said this is suitable for 13 years and above.
  • JIS Dance- IODOS: One for keen scientists as states of matter, synthesis, displacement and decomposition are all represented through Dance.
  • ISM Drama- Pearl of the Orient: An exploration of characters living through the Japanese occupation of Manila during World War Two.

Here are the times for all Cultural Convention performances and the Art Opening:

This is a link to the live streaming of performances:


While we welcome the ISM community to enjoy these performances and the Art Exhibition, we would appreciate you taking into consideration the following recommendations:

BE ON TIME: You will notice that timings are very precise. This is because the theatre is in use the whole day for technical rehearsals. There is no time allowance for lateness. With this in mind you must arrive before the start time. Latecomers will be refused access, even if you have a child performing.

SWITCH IT OFF: These plays are the culmination of months of hard work, please turn all phones off. It is an expectation of all audience members to adhere to this. You will not be able to leave to take a call during any performance. IASAS is very serious about this rule and it is considered the height of bad manners to admit audience members who are not aware of this. We want to make a good impression as the hosts and lead by example.

NO PHOTOGRAPHY: We have a team of student photographers and a photography expert taking photos. We are also videoing all performances and copies of these will be available via the Fine Arts Office. Flash photography is distracting.

CONSIDER CONTENT: These performances were developed with  HS audiences in mind. While most performances are family friendly, we advise discretion when bringing MS audience members to watch. The ISB Drama group has already advised that their performance on the Saturday morning is not suitable for those students less than 13 years of age. MS students, who want to watch JIS Dance and ISM Drama, will be admitted to the theatre at 1.30pm.

The ISKL Dance and SAS Dance also address sensitive issues that will require parental guidance for those under 13.

Here is a list of the shows and a brief synopsis of each show so you can make a choice about coming: