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Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Guest choreographer teaches new style to dance students

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

June 9, 2018


Filed under Arts

A group of girls dance on the auditorium stage, emotion written into their every move and facial expression. Soft music plays in the background, as the dancers move about, seeking an answer to an age-old question: what does it mean to beautiful? Last year, choreographer Christien Polos asked guest choreograph...

Cantico cultivates strong bonds through performance

Cantico cultivates strong bonds through performance

Anna Dong, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Clad in black with pops of red and blue, the members of the Cantico dance group beat powerfully to the rhythmic pulses of music at the annual Pep Rally. While this showcase is an essential part of Cantico, the group also performs at Progressions, the high school dance show, as well as during the hal...

This year’s retiring teachers

This year’s retiring teachers

June 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Two teachers are retiring this year: dance and yoga teacher Kathleen Exar and health and fitness teacher Roberta Skoff. Read about their time at the high school and watch videos of their students and colleagues speaking about them below.

Review: ReVisions 2017

Review: ReVisions 2017

Jackie Perelman, Staff Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

Family members and friends sit on plastic chairs or on small foam mats, anxiously waiting to see their loved ones perform. It is a fairly small event; it has not been widely advertised and there are no programs. Yet it is a full house, and the performers are passionate people yearning to share their ...

AOM: Isobel Souza

AOM: Isobel Souza

Sonia Bhattacharyya, Staff Writer

February 2, 2017


Filed under Artists Of The Month, Arts, Showcase

Music blasts from speakers, and the show is about to begin. Junior Isobel Souza sings along to the music, feeling nervous electricity before her World of Dance competition. For Souza, dance has allowed her to form lasting friendships and land a teaching job at the Brookline Teen Center train...

Review: Progressions 2016

Review: Progressions 2016

Cleo Falvey and Lizzy Filine

May 5, 2016


Filed under Arts, Performance Reviews, Showcase

  The lights dimmed, and the audience watched as dancers, illuminated only by the glow of the cell phones they were holding, walked onstage during the first dance of the night in Progressions 2016, which was called “Honey.” Progressions, which runs from May 5-7 in the Roberts / Dubbs Audito...

Dancers balance academic and artistic responsibilities

Dancers balance academic and artistic responsibilities

Penelope Cruz, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Makeup, hair and costume: 9:30 a.m. Show start: 10:30 a.m. Back to school for three classes at 11 a.m. After school dance rehearsal with Cantico until 4 p.m. Call time at theater: 6 p.m. Show start: 7:30 p.m. For many pre-professional dancers at the high school, dancing is more than a hobby. It’s part ...

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