… you nurture the whole child: body, mind and spirit. Focusing on identified abilities, strengths and talents in a nurturing environment while learning through the Arts prepares students for success in the 21st century. This philosophy guides everything we do at Calgary Arts Academy, but now also acted as a diving board for investigations into all things magical! Over the last few weeks, students worked in two groups to prepare two different performances that were shared with families on the evening of December 6th at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
In one group, the focus was on the ‘magic’ that happens when we dream. Whether it’s in the dreams that come to us at night, or the dreams we have for who we want to be in the future, there is a lot of fun to be had and lessons to be learned when we let our imaginations run free. Audiences saw surrealist imagery and wordplay in this playful, dreamy performance!
In the second group, we investigated the ‘magic’ that happens when we face our fears and step out of our comfort zone. Specifically, we were interested in our fears of the dark, and what it would be like to go to the “deepest darks” of the universe, whether it be high up in space or the greatest depths of the ocean. In this piece, we used light to tell a story about NASA's Voyager's Golden Record.
photos by @jchuphotography for Calgary Arts Academy