This Saturday at 3 pm there will be dancing in the street! Broadway that is! The theme of this year’s spring K-12 Dance recital is Dancing on Broadway and all of the numbers are choreographed to songs from famous Broadway Musicals. some of the numbers include:
It’s A Hard Knock Life from Annie
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats from Cats
Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray
You’re the One That I Want from Grease
Do, Re, Mi from The Sound of Music
and much, much more.
Please join us on Saturday, May 12 at 3 pm in the FAT to watch the range of incredible performances from our tiniest tappers and ballerinas all the way up through MS Jazz to our HS Dance Classes.
Admission is free. Doors open at 2:30. Show will start promptly at 3 pm. We hope to see you there.
They gasped, they laughed, they cried, they held their collective breath and at the end, the audience leapt to their feet for thundering standing ovations at both ISM dance and drama performances at IASAS Dance, Drama & Art Cultural Convention held at International School Bangkok this past weekend. The cast of Indulto, dancers of Obscurum and technician Dinesh Mohnani all received high praise for their work on stage and backstage. Due to the wonders of technology – and the internet – Teacher Yek (who was not able to travel with the dancers this year) gave notes and encouragement during the technical rehearsal via Skype. Parents, teachers, friends, family and alumni from all over the world and from a variety of time zones watched the performances live via ISB livestream. Praise, congratulations and support came pouring in via Facebook, text messages, Twitter and email. If you were not able to catch the previews or the live stream, recordings of the performances can be found here , as well as recordings of all of the Cul Con Performances from each of the IASAS schools. Direct links: (Obscurum) (Indulto – unfortunately, it seems the first 4-5 minutes were not recorded.) We thank everyone for the support and ISB for providing this service.
UPDATE: A higher quality version of Obscurum has just been posted to YouTube courtesy of someone who is clearly a huge fan of IASAS Dance performances (there are recordings that go back to 2006, including ISM’s Frieda (2009) and Spectra (2011).)
Congratulations to the Ms. Monsod and the cast of Indulto; Teacher Yek, Teacher Mimi and the dancers of Obscurum and of course to Dinesh for his incredible technical designs. We are so proud of you. Welcome home.
Unfortunately, IASAS Cul Con Delegates can not take their home-crowd audiences with them to this year’s Cultural Conventions, however, fans, family and friends of Dance, Drama, and Music delegates can watch the performances live!
Dance, Drama and Art Convention at ISB: visit the convention website for schedules and performance information.
Art Opening:Thursday, March 1 at 6:00 pm BKK time (7 pm Manila Time)
IASAS Music Cultural Convention is being held at Taipei American School from Feb. 29 – March 4. ISM Music delegates perform in one of the following categories: Band, Strings, Vocal or Piano. Each delegate performs a solo piece as well as part of an ensemble. Piano delegates take on the role of accompanists for solo and ensemble perfomers. The 27 ISM music delegates will be performing their solo and ensemble pieces this week as a preview before going to the Cultural Convention. Previews will be held in the LT on Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24 at 5 pm. Please download the attached PDf file to obtain more information regarding which pieces are being performed and when each student or ensemble is scheduled to take the stage. We look forward to seeing you in the Little Theater this week. Admission is free.
Our 2011-12 concert season officially kicks off on Wednesday, November 16th with the HS Legends of Jazz Concert showcasing the talents of all of our Band, Strings and Choral students. Groups performing will be:
Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Show Choir and of course, Jazz Band.
It will be a wonderful evening of great works from the likes of Irving Berlin, Jeff Jarvis, D. Bruebeck and Duke Ellington.
As I am writing this post, I realise that my toes are tapping and I am swaying a little in my office chair. The reason – Concert Band is on the other side of my office wall right now rehearsing “When the Saints Go Marching In.” They sound fantastic. They have now moved on to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” You really can not miss this concert.
Calling all musicians, singers, jugglers, bands, dancers and performers of all sorts.
Peer Helpers is looking for performers for their first Friday Night Lights event. It will be held in the HS courtyard after school (3 pm – 4:30 pm) on Sept 30.
There is a great opportunity for soloists and small ensembles/bands to perform. There will be lots of wonderful food food provided by the PTA, great music and other performances provided by our very talented ISM HS students and after the event, everyone can stick around to support the X-Country Twilight meet.
If you are interested in performing, sign up sheets on bulletin board behind the FAT.
Deadline for sign ups is Thursday September 22 at 3pm.
If you would like more information, contact Ms. Mohr or any of the following Peer Helpers: Bianca E., Bianca C., Moonie S., Luke S., Henny K., Shivani P. or Yihua L.
Audition material for the 2011 HS Play has been posted Here. Please download all of the necessary documents and read the instructions carefully. Sign up for an audition slot on the Call Board behind the FAT.
Drop by the FAO if you have any questions.
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