Visual and Performing Arts Brochure 2019-20

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Sparking

Creativity,Talent, and Expression Visual and Performing Arts at Dwight School


Encouraging creativity, nurturing talent, and providing opportunities for unlimited

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expression — these are essential to igniting the spark of genius in every child and integral to a Dwight education.

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THE ARTS ARE VITAL TO

EVERY STUDENT’S JOURNEY

Beginning in Preschool and Kindergarten with exposure to the fundamentals, and continuing through grade 12, with deeper learning in history, theory, and technique, students explore genres, master skills, and develop their passions in the visual and performing arts through the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The arts play a major role in our students’ IB journey and have long been part of our School’s legacy. Alumni include Truman Capote, Roy Lichtenstein, Hal Prince, Vin Diesel, Antonio Campos, Julian Casablancas and Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Yara Shahidi, and many other accomplished actors, directors, producers, writers, musicians, composers, painters, photographers, and designers.

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STUDENTS SHARE ARTISTRY IN

WORLDCLASS VENUES

Dwight students exhibit their own artworks on campus, and in festivals and competitions. They also have opportunities to perform in some extraordinary spaces, including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Shanghai Concert Hall, and off-Broadway theaters, as well as in our own Performing Arts Center (PAC). Dwight’s PAC features a black-box theater with professional theatrical LED fixtures and a state-ofthe-art music recording studio.

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ARTS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

AND THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY Dwight — the first school in the U.S. and the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB — leads the way in teaching the arts within a global context. Students are exposed to artistic traditions and aesthetic expressions of other cultures; and learn how to appreciate works of art as discerning observers, listeners, and performers. Students visit an extensive range of galleries, museums, studios, theaters, and performance venues in one of the world’s leading cultural hubs: New York City. Experiencing a diverse range of arts as consumers and audience members deepens students’ understanding, provides opportunities for critical analysis, and stimulates their own imaginations. Through Dwight’s global network of schools in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai, Dubai, and online, students have unprecedented opportunities to participate in virtual and in-person cross-campus artistic collaborations, including our annual music festival.

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HOME TO A

MUSEUMQUALITY ART COLLECTION

Lining the walls of Dwight’s campus are over 200 pieces of art, ranging from Goya etchings, Audubon prints, and antique maps, to Tibetan thangkas, African masks, and much more in every medium. This enriching environment stimulates learning and inspires our students’ own creativity. Their artwork hangs side-by-side with that of masters in seasonal exhibitions and special showcases throughout the year.

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OUR FACULTY ARE PROFESSIONAL

WORKING ARTISTS

Teachers ignite the creative spark of genius in every child and customize the IB arts journey for each student based on his/her passions and talents. Members of the arts faculty are working professionals, whose artistry has been seen and heard in some of the most prestigious venues, collaborations, and festivals in New York City and around the world. Dwight’s vibrant teachers are constantly evolving their own craft, bringing their inspiration from the professional world into the classroom and after-school programs. So, too, do they bring students into professional spaces for real-world experiences and master classes.

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CORE SKILLS We believe that the arts play a critical role in a student’s ability to communicate, make connections, find deeper meaning, and see and interpret the world through his/her own unique lens. The arts also foster the development of skills such as problemsolving, collaborating, and innovating, which are essential for success in the rapidly changing global workplace. Regardless of the discipline, Dwight’s IB arts faculty teach all students the following critical core skills: • Inquiring • Knowing • Creative thinking • Performing/presenting/producing • Learning to provide and incorporate feedback • Watching/listening/adjusting • Assessing/evaluating

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VISUAL ARTS The foundation for the visual arts journey that students embark themes and topics that students continue exploring in Lower upon is built in Preschool and Kindergarten. Our young

School. As they learn more about themselves and the world

students are encouraged to express themselves through a range of around them, students are encouraged to remain curious and hands-on learning activities that help them begin to acquire skills to ask questions about art and its affective power as a means of in sensory observation they will use and expand throughout their both personal and cultural expression. Through the exploration years at Dwight. Kindergarteners study color and line, and begin of works by significant artists across different times and cultures, working in their own sketchbooks and with different media. students sharpen their observation skills and learn how to With inquiry as a guiding principle of the IB, the visual arts

understand and interpret the language of art through the

curriculum connects with, and extends, the transdisciplinary analysis of subject matter and visual characteristics.

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In both Middle and Upper Schools, learning continues to be inquiry-driven, encouraging students to question how they, as consumers and makers of art, can better understand the complexities of the world in which they live. Through deeper critical and historical studies of the art world, students investigate the relationships among artists, their artworks, and audiences from varying cultural, political, historical, and social perspectives. With some of the richest artistic resources available anywhere, New York City offers our students an amazing array of museums and galleries in which to study and experience art. At all levels of learning, students are provided with opportunities to make artworks across a wide range of traditional and contemporary expressive forms. They create art reflective of historical conventions, as well as explore new and innovative styles, methods, and media. As they acquire skills for art-making — sensory, tactile, manipulative, and technical — students see the importance of how meaning is created and represented in their own work and begin to develop their personal styles and expressive voices.

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EXTRACURRICULARS AND ART SPARK

In our after-school program, Art Spark, students passionate about visual arts delve deeper, either creating works of their own or as part of collaborative projects. This program is just one of the many extracurricular activities that provide students with access to studio space and resources, along with professional mentoring and feedback, to help them develop their unique artistic talents.

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DIGITAL MEDIA AND FILM Beginning in Upper School, students learn about the power of photographic and moving images to communicate ideas and to tell stories that transcend boundaries, reflecting and connecting deeply with the human experience. Classes are designed to educate students about the ever-changing digital world and to provide them with hands-on experience using industry-standard software and equipment. Learning and making takes place in Dwight’s digital media studio as well as in nearby outdoor spaces like Central Park. These classes emphasize collaboration, creative exploration, and innovation, challenging students to develop critical thinking, reflective analysis, and the imaginative synthesis required to communicate through digital media and film.

THE FULL BREADTH OF EXPRESSIVE FORMS EXPLORED AT DWIGHT INCLUDES:

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• Drawing

• Mixed- and non-

• Painting

traditional media

• Graphic design • Designed objects

• Printmaking

• Photomedia

• Film

• Sculpture

• New media: virtual/

• Portfolio

• Ceramics

augmented reality, laser

• Textiles and fiber

etching, and CAD/CAM

preparation

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grades pre-k–5

INQUIRY, DISCOVERY & PROCESS-BASED LEARNING

FIELD TRIPS TO GALLERIES MAKE ARTWORKS IN A WIDE RANGE OF EXPRESSIVE FORMS COMMUNICATING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

PRESENTING & EXHIBITING COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS: FALL, WINTER & SPRING VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

PRESENTATIONS AT COMMUNITY MEETINGS LOCAL & GLOBAL ART COMPETITIONS

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CROSS- & TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES CONNECTING LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

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APPRECIATING & MAKING

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ART CLUBS

GALLERY EXPLORERS CLUB

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grades 6–10

APPRECIATING & MAKING

NEW & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ART-MAKING

VISITING ARTISTS & ARTS PROFESSIONALS MAKE ARTWORKS IN A WIDE RANGE OF EXPRESSIVE FORMS ARTISTS-INRESIDENCE PROGRAMS

PRESENTING & EXHIBITING COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS: FALL, WINTER & SPRING VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

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ARTS ASSEMBLY STUDENT SHOWCASES & PRESENTATIONS LOCAL & GLOBAL ART COMPETITIONS

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R

INQUIRY-DRIVEN CRITICAL & HISTORICAL STUDIES OF ART

FIELD TRIPS TO GALLERIES & ARTIST STUDIOS

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CROSS- & TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES CONNECTING LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

ART SPARK MEDIA & FILM CLUBS PORTFOLIO PREPARATION

OPEN STUDIO ACCESS FOR CURRICULUM & INDEPENDENT ART-MAKING ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMS

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visual arts

grades 11–12

FIELD TRIPS TO GALLERIES & ART STUDIOS

INQUIRY-DRIVEN CRITICAL & HISTORICAL STUDIES OF ART

PROFESSIONAL MENTORS

ART-MAKING WORKSHOPS IN A RANGE OF FORMS & MEDIA

ACCESS TO NEW & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ART-MAKING

PRESENTING & EXHIBITING COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS: FALL, WINTER & SPRING VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

STUDENT SELFCURATED SENIOR ART EXHIBITION LOCAL & GLOBAL ART COMPETITIONS

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STUDENT AS ARTIST: AUTONOMY & CHOICE

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APPRECIATING & MAKING

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ART SPARK ARTS LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

OPEN STUDIO ACCESS FOR CURRICULUM & INDEPENDENT ART-MAKING

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digital media

film

grades 9–10

grades 11–12

APPRECIATING & MAKING CROSS- & TRANSDISCIPLINARY THEMES CONNECTING LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM INQUIRY-DRIVEN CRITICAL & HISTORICAL STUDIES OF ART NEW & INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEDIA PROJECTS

APPRECIATING & MAKING

FIELD TRIPS TO GALLERIES & MEDIA SPACES

STUDENT AS FILMMAKER; AUTONOMY & CHOICE

VISITING MEDIA ARTISTS & PROFESSIONALS

FILM WORKSHOPS: VIDEO, SOUND CAPTURE & EDITING

ACCESS & USE OF HIGH-QUALITY MEDIA EQUIPMENT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO & SOUND, EDITING & PRESENTATION

COLLABORATIVE WORK EXPLORE DIFFERENT FILM ROLES CRITICAL STUDIES & FILM ANALYSIS

PRESENTING & EXHIBITING COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS: FALL, WINTER & SPRING VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & GUEST FILM PROFESSIONALS VIEW FILMS IN INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CONTEXTS ACCESS & USE OF HIGH-QUALITY MEDIA EQUIPMENT FOR VIDEO IMAGE, SOUND CAPTURE, EDITING & PRESENTATION

PRESENTING & EXHIBITING

ARTS ASSEMBLY STUDENT SHOWCASES & PRESENTATIONS

COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS: FALL, WINTER & SPRING ONLINE VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS

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ANNUAL FILM SHOWCASE LOCAL & GLOBAL FILM COMPETITIONS

C U R R I C U L U M

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ART SPARK MEDIA & FILM CLUBS CINEMATES CLUB

OPEN STUDIO ACCESS FOR CURRICULUM, & INDEPENDENT MEDIA & FILMMAKING

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MUSIC The music journey at Dwight is a continuous learning process sparked by studentdriven inquiry. As with the visual arts, music education begins with fundamental building blocks in Preschool and Kindergarten. Students are exposed to a variety of instruments, rhythms, and songs in the music classroom, where they discover that music is a language. Kindergarteners start learning how to sight-read, as well as how to improvise and begin expressing themselves confidently through movement with music.

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In Lower School, musical activities continue to connect with IB transdisciplinary themes and units of inquiry. Through that prism, students start to learn basic principles of music notation, sight-singing, and two- and three-part harmonies. They explore and play a variety of world and classical instruments, and perform in solo and ensemble settings. So, too, do they learn how to work collaboratively while using various music technologies, as they express their own ideas based on musical genres, styles, and history.

Lower School students also have the exceptional opportunity to perform alongside older students from across Dwight’s global campuses at Carnegie Hall.

As they enter Middle School, students continue to expand their knowledge and skills in music theory, develop ear-training skills, learn about the form and structure of music, and organize their own groups to compose and perform original pieces. Working with electronic instruments and digital music software programs, students have a rich palette of creative Students’ talents and confidence develop further through a tools to practice their instrumental and vocal skills, record in our range of personalized learning and performance opportunities, state-of-the-art recording studio, and collaborate with others including an annual concert at Symphony Space. Every two years, in curricular and extracurricular music and theater programs.

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Enriching what they learn in the classroom, students can choose from a range of after-school programs, including Dwight’s Music Conservatory, where professionals teach private lessons in: violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion, drum kit, voice, and piano. Additionally, students can learn software applications for composing/songwriting, mixing, sequencing, and looping in our music recording studio.

EXTRACURRICULARS AND CONSERVATORY CLASSES

In Upper School, students study advanced music theory, including tonal and chromatic harmony, four-part voice writing, and rhythmic analysis. They also hone advanced skills in traditional and digital composition, using multiple software programs to create performance-ready music in a variety of styles and formats. Units throughout Upper School music include a focus on reading and analyzing scores, creating music for film and television, and further developing instrumental and/or vocal skills. Additionally, students deepen their understanding of non-Western musical cultures and traditions, and perform in solo and group recitals.

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THE FULL BREADTH OF MUSIC LEARNING AND ACTIVITIES AT DWIGHT INCLUDE:

• Singing • Playing instruments • Composing • Recording • Music technology • Performing • Music appreciation • Music history • Musicianship • Film scoring

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music

grades pre-k–5 CREATIVE SKILLS

CREATING ORIGINAL SONG LYRICS ARRANGING

EXPLORING MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PLAYING AN ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENT

TECHNICAL SKILLS INTRODUCTION TO ORCHESTRA BASIC MUSIC THEORY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

INTRODUCTION TO CHORAL MUSIC SOLFEGE & ELEMENTARY EAR-TRAINING BASIC MUSIC NOTATION (WESTERN)

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS CRITICAL THINKING SOCIAL PRESENTATION RESEARCH PEER FEEDBACK

BASIC MUSIC HISTORY COMMUNICATION SELF-MANAGEMENT REFLECTION

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PLAYING A WORLD INSTRUMENT

COLLABORATIVE COMPOSITION

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IMPROVISING

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES PERFORMANCES AT COMMUNITY MEETINGS & ASSEMBLIES K-5 SYMPHONY SPACE CONCERT

CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT PHELPS HOUSE PERFORMANCE ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT SHOW

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CONCERT CHOIR

MUSIC CONSERVATORY

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CREATIVE SKILLS IMPROVISING

COMPOSING

PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT

SINGING CREATING DIGITAL MUSIC CREATING MUSIC FOR THEATER

FUNDAMENTALS OF MELODY

FUNDAMENTALS OF RHYTHM

EAR-TRAINING SKILLS

FUNDAMENTALS OF HARMONY

BASIC TECHNIQUES IN COMPOSITION

RHYTHMIC READING SKILLS RECORDING DIGITAL & LIVE MUSIC

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS PRESENTATION

PEER FEEDBACK

RESEARCH

PROCESS JOURNAL

LISTENING

WRITING MUSIC STYLES & TRADITIONS

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MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER PRODUCTION

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

C U R R I C U L U M

WRITING ORIGINAL MUSIC

PERFORMING MUSIC FOR THEATER

COMPOSING FOR THEATER

WORKING WITH PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & GUEST ARTISTS

CREATING DIGITAL SOUND EFFECTS

AFTER-SCHOOL & PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES MUSIC ENSEMBLES:

ROCK BAND, JAZZ PERCUSSION, CHAMBER STRING, & CHAMBER WIND

MUSIC CONSERVATORY RECORDING STUDIO SESSIONS

• London Choral Extravaganza • Dwight Global Concert, including Carnegie Hall & other major music venues around the world • Arts Assemblies • Campus Concerts and Showcases

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CREATIVE SKILLS

CREATING MUSIC FOR SILENT FILM

SINGING PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT COMPOSING ORIGINAL MUSIC

TECHNICAL SKILLS INTERMEDIATE STUDY OF MELODY

INTERMEDIATE STUDY OF RHYTHM

EAR-TRAINING SKILLS

INTERMEDIATE STUDY OF HARMONY

RHYTHMIC READING SKILLS

MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS

RECORDING DIGITAL & LIVE MUSIC

BASIC TECHNIQUES IN COMPOSITION

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS PRESENTATION RESEARCH WRITING PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

PEER FEEDBACK PROCESS JOURNAL MUSIC ANALYSIS LISTENING

MUSIC STYLES & TRADITIONS

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UPPER SCHOOL THEATER PRODUCTIONS

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CREATING DIGITAL MUSIC

COMPOSING

C U R R I C U L U M

IMPROVISING

PERFORMING MUSIC FOR THEATER WORK WITH PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & GUEST ARTISTS

COMPOSING FOR THEATER CREATING DIGITAL SOUND EFFECTS

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ROCK BAND, JAZZ CHAMBER, CHORUS

MUSIC CONSERVATORY

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grades 11–12 CREATIVE SKILLS

IMPROVISING PLAYING AN INSTRUMENT WRITING ORIGINAL MUSIC SINGING

COMPOSING USING SIBELIUS CREATING DIGITAL MUSIC CREATING MUSIC FOR THEATER

ADVANCED STUDY OF RHYTHM

EAR-TRAINING SKILLS

ADVANCED STUDY OF HARMONY

RHYTHMIC READING SKILLS RECORDING DIGITAL & LIVE MUSIC

MUSICIANSHIP SKILLS ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN COMPOSITION

CONDUCTING TECHNIQUES

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS PRESENTATION RESEARCH CRITICAL LISTENING PERFORMANCE PRACTICE MUSIC STYLES & TRADITIONS

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PEER FEEDBACK PROCESS JOURNAL MUSIC ANALYSIS WRITING CRITICAL THINKING

UPPER SCHOOL THEATER PRODUCTIONS

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ADVANCED STUDY OF MELODY

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

PERFORMING MUSIC FOR THEATER

COMPOSING FOR THEATER CREATING DIGITAL SOUND EFFECTS & GUEST ARTISTS

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES MUSIC ENSEMBLES:

ROCK BAND, JAZZ CHAMBER, CHORUS

CONSERVATORY JUNIOR ORCHESTRA

• London Choral Extravaganza • Dwight Global Concert, including Carnegie Hall & other major music venues around the world • NYSMA regional & all-state festivals • Campus Concerts and Showcases • Arts Assemblies • Graduation V I S U A L A N D P E R FORMING ART S AT DWIGHT SC HOOL


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Beginning with free movement in Preschool and Kindergarten music classes, students progress to dance classes in second grade focusing on creative movement connected to academic subjects. They develop social and communication skills by creating dances through collaboration. Students also enhance their movement vocabulary through improvisation; and by responding to music, poetry, visual stimuli, spatial ideas, and dramatic themes. In Middle School, students can continue developing expressive movement skills by participating in after-school theater. They, along with Upper School students, have opportunities to work with a resident professional choreographer and can create their own dances for on-campus performances. Additionally, dancers may perform in Upper School musicals.

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Throughout history, human beings have enacted stories to share our experiences and expand how we understand the world. At Dwight, theater students work through IB units of inquiry to explore the range of what it is to be human by stepping into the shoes of other people and expressing their own unique experiences. For students from Pre-K to grade 5, learning through dramatic play is an integral part of the curriculum. They enact stories, role play, and let their imaginations soar. Beginning in Middle School, students create theatrical worlds through acting, designing, directing, and playwriting. So, too, in the role of audience, students consider how enacted stories shape their worldview. Learning focuses on becoming comfortable with taking risks, storytelling through performance, peer feedback, and collaborating on a shared vision.

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In Upper School, students expand their understanding, skills, and experience by studying, creating, and attending performances. In grades 9 and 10, they explore a range of theatrical forms and create original work. Essential to the artform is communicating with an audience, so to truly understand creating theater students are encouraged to step outside the classroom to perform curricular work in Scene Nights. In grades 11 and 12, students become theater artists in their own right. They study performance practice, across cultures, through the lenses of theater theorists, and by creating their own work inspired by their studies. Theater practice at this level emphasizes not only the “how,” but also the “why” of communicating. The culmination of student work is performing pieces they create individually and collaboratively; they are responsible for all elements, including staging and design.

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WORKING WITH PROFESSIONAL MENTORS

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Extracurricular opportunities in theater abound. Students can participate in productions after school as performers, directors, designers, and technicians guided by working professionals in Dwight’s black box theater and off-Broadway theaters. They can also receive intensive training in acting techniques, including on-camera work with current casting directors, in Dwight’s Master Theater Program. This program mirrors those at the college level, but is designed specifically for high school students who have shown drive.

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• Acting

• Musical theater

• Directing

• Devised theater

• Playwriting

• Collaborative theater

• Design and technical skills in lighting,

• Commedia dell’arte

sound, projection, and scenic art • Technology use: ETC ion lighting console, and QLab

• On-camera acting skills • Play analysis • Multi-media performance

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grades 6–8

DIRECTING DESIGNING PLAYWRITING

CREATING ORIGINAL THEATER CREATING THEATER FROM A PUBLISHED SCRIPT

TECHNICAL SKILLS SOUND & LIGHTING: EQUIPMENT USE & PROGRAMMING

FABRICATION: COSTUMES, PROPS & SETS

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SKILLS PROCESS JOURNALING PRESENTATION

PEER FEEDBACK RESEARCH WRITING

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MIDDLE SCHOOL THEATER PRODUCTION

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CREATIVE SKILLS

ACTING DIRECTING DESIGN STAGE MANAGEMENT

TECHNICAL POSITIONS:

CARPENTER, ELECTRICIAN, PAINTER, STITCHER

PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP & GUEST ARTISTS ACTORS, DIRECTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS

DESIGNERS, STAGE MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS

AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ACTING DESIGN & TECH

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

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REALISM

ABSURDISM

PERFORM ACTING

SCENE NIGHTS

APPLIED LEARNING IN VARIED TECHNIQUES, STYLES & TRADITIONS

PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF CURRICULAR WORK

COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE

SHAKESPEARE

DIRECT

RESEARCH

PLANNING A SCENE FROM A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

THEATER THEORISTS, CONVENTIONS & TRADITIONS

REHEARSING PEERS AS ACTORS IN THE SELECTED SCENE

ARTIST’S PROCESS JOURNAL

E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R MAINSTAGE PLAY

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL

ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTING DESIGN ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGEMENT

ACTING, SINGING, DANCING ASSISTANT DIRECTING DESIGN ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGEMENT

TECHNICAL POSITIONS: CARPENTER, ELECTRICIAN, PAINTER, STITCHER, SOUND & LIGHTING OPERATOR

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PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & GUEST ARTISTS MASTER THEATER PROGRAM WITH TEACHING ARTISTS & WORKING PROFESSIONALS FROM: MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY MOVEMENT THEATER STUDIO ON-CAMERA CLASS WITH CASTING DIRECTOR

THEATER PRODUCTION & THEATER PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

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grades 11–12 C U R R I C U L U M

PERFORMANCE SHOWCASES

WORLD THEATER

SOLO THEATER

DIRECTOR’S NOTEBOOK

COLLABORATIVE WORK

INVESTIGATE, PRESENT & PERFORM

RESEARCH A THEATER THEORIST PRACTICE ASPECTS OF THE THEORY CREATE A SOLO PIECE USING THE THEORY

CREATE A PRODUCTION VISION FOR A PLAY:

RESEARCH

READ THINK RESEARCH IMAGINE CREATE

CO-CREATE

ARTIST’S PROCESS JOURNAL

PERFORM

E X T R A C U R R I C U L A R MAINSTAGE PLAY

MAINSTAGE MUSICAL

ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTING DESIGN ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGEMENT

ACTING, DANCING ASSISTANT DIRECTING DESIGN ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGEMENT

TECHNICAL POSITIONS: CARPENTER, ELECTRICIAN, PAINTER, STITCHER, PROJECTION, SOUND & LIGHTING OPERATOR

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PROFESSIONAL MENTORS & GUEST ARTISTS MASTER THEATER PROGRAM WITH TEACHING ARTISTS & WORKING PROFESSIONALS FROM: MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY MOVEMENT THEATER STUDIO ON-CAMERA CLASS WITH CASTING DIRECTOR

THEATER PRODUCTION & THEATER PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS

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We invite you to learn more about our unsurpassed visual and performing arts programs and the

inspiring journey our talented students take from preschool through graduation.

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V I S U A L A N D P E R FORMING ART S AT DWIGHT SC HOOL


Presents the Mainstage Production of

Dwight’s Visual Arts Department presents

Visual Arts Department

Fall

Art Exhibition Wednesday, November 14 | The Quad Reception: 3:30-4:30 pm We hope to see you there!

Interactive displays with student-led demonstrations, including an installation of Claes Oldenburg-inspired food sculptures

Chloe Liu ’20

Presenting the 5th Annual

MAY 17 | 4 PM THE QUAD

Jaylen ’29

Grace ’22

Gavriela ’20

Thomas ’20

Gabriel ’18

Alex ’27

Chloe ’21

Screening a selection of work by students in grades 10-12. Be a part of the audience jury, and help select this year’s best films. Fresh popcorn and drinks for all!

Maggie ’18

November 13-17, 2017 | THE QUAD Reception: November 15, 3:30-4:30 pm

Lily Ross ’20

Join us for a special Carnegie Hall concert

The Dwight Schools global concert Saturday, February 6, 5 pm with students from: New York London Seoul Shanghai Dwight Open World School ICL Academy for Film and Performing Arts

Performing Arts Department

Tickets: $50

Thursday, January 17 | 5:30 pm Redeemer Presbyterian Church | 150 W 83rd St

The Dwight Schools global concert with students from: New York, London, Shanghai, Seoul, and our Online School

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 5:30 pm Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall dwight.edu

Featuring students in grades 6-12, original compositions, and a special performance by our Shanghai Music Festival Choir

Join Us for the

Zoe Butcher ’28

IB Visual Arts Senior Exhibition

Dwight School Performing Arts Department Presents

Milo Haber ’28 Paul Kermorgant ’28

WINTER ART EXHIBITION

by Naomi Iizuka

Box Office at 57th and Seventh

www.dwight.edu

Dwight’s Visual and Performing Arts Department presents

A GLOBAL ARTS EXHIBITION “What we think, we become.”

The Quad Monday, May 16-Friday, May 20

Gui Sequeira ’24

FEBRUARY 13-16 THE QUAD

carnegiehall.org CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

SEE the work that our senior art students

Reception: Thursday, February 16 3:30-5 pm | The Quad

created over the past two years

EXPLORE their process ASK questions SHARE your perspectives! Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 3-5 pm | The Great Hall

Spring 2018 Bentley House Production Dwight School Performing Arts Center | 566 Columbus Ave.

Visual Arts Department Daniyal Pashaev ’24

Adele Chen ’18, Dwight School New York

Poster artwork by Leia Immanuel ’22

Austin Hill ’27

S PARK ING C REATIVI T Y, TA L ENT, AND EXPR E S S I O N

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Dwight School Visual and Performing Arts Department Presents The Bentley House Production of

Dwight’s Visual and Performing Arts Department presents

OUR Fall

from Bentley House and The Dwight School Visual and Performing Arts Department

Mia He ’23

Nina Yuening ’17

Arina Kolotnikova ’28

by William Shakespeare

Jordan Sotomayor ’21

Olivia Tajer ’22

Maggie O’Hare ’18

The Dwight Schools global concert

Hunter Newman ’26

Maya Schatsky ’18

Zander Richardson ’25

Exhibition Art by Tracy Kuo ’18

Friday, January 20 | 6:30 pm Saturday, January 21 | 1:30 pm, 5 pm

November 14-18, 2016 | THE QUAD Reception: November 16, 3:30-5 pm

Space is limited; reservations are required Reserve your seat at http://bit.ly/DSmidsum Dwight School Commons 566 Columbus Ave.

Thursday, March 6 and Friday March 7, 2014 5:30 p.m. | The Quad

Ella ’26, Caio ’26, Lisa ’26, Joseph ’26 Y-Lan ’21

Spring

Music Concert

Annabel ’20

Sophia ’21

Maya ’24

Tickets: $50 | carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge | 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh | Artwork by Margaret O’Hare ’18

Poster artwork by Eva Scialom ’21

Dwight School Visual and Performing Arts Department Presents The Mainstage Production of

Chloe ’20

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5 pm

Presented by Dwight School Visual and Performing Arts Department with students from: New York, London, Shanghai, Dwight Global Online School, and ICL Academy for Film and Performing Arts

the musical

Amana ’20

Caio ’26

Dwight School Performing Arts Department Presents The Mainstage Theater Production of

Thursday, April 20 | 7 pm Friday, April 21 | 7 pm Saturday, April 22 | 7 pm

Tickets at the door only $20 suggested donation

EXHIBITION SPRING ART EXHIBITION Anika ’19

Vicente ’27

Tabitha ’24

Skyler ’21

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater West Side YMCA 10 West 64th street

Dwight’s Visual Arts Department presents

GO A C I H C

Poster design and artwork by Margaret O’Hare ’18

May 14-18, 2018 | THE QUAD Reception: May 15, 3:30-4:30 pm

Arhur ’19

Benji ’27

Thursday, April 19 | 7 pm Friday, April 20 | 7 pm Saturday, April 21 | 7 pm

Nefeli ’20

Bankes ’19

Tickets available at the door only $20 suggested donation West Side YMCA (10 West 64th Street) Poster design and artwork by Margaret O’Hare ’18

May 30, 2018 | 5:30 pm | The Quad

Luca ’21

Jacey ’21 Chloe ’20

Performances by students in our Middle and Upper Schools

Maika ’29

Dwight School Visual and Performing Arts Department presents

Winter

NATURE

2019年2月23日星期六

Concert

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019

MUSIC “春江花月”德怀特全球音乐会

SPRING OF

Cameron Fraley ’24

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5:30 pm The Quad

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March 7, 2019

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上海音乐厅

SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL Featuring students in grades 1-12

VS CITY

A DWIGHT INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

主办方:上海七宝德怀特高级中学 HOSTED BY SHANGHAI QIBAO DWIGHT HIGH SCHOOL

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April 28-30, 2016 | 7 pm

Tickets at the door only Suggested donation $20 Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater West Side YMCA | 5 West 64th Street

IB Visual Arts II Show

Curated by Seniors Theo Klein and Kate Runsdorf Collected work from Upper School students on the theme of Nature vs. City, which aims to encompass the elements of a city compared to the elements of nature

V I S U A L A N D P E R FORMING ART S AT DWIGHT SC HOOL


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