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The Galloway School Arts Department is proud to present HOME: An Artistic Journey Uniting Galloway Arts. Involving more than 120 Upper Learning students in theatre, theatre tech, dance, chorus, band, orchestra, and visual art, this experiential performance will be presented Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7 - 9, at 7 p.m., in the Chaddick Center for the Arts. Tickets are free, but reservations are required by signing up online through the links below. This performance is appropriate for all ages.
HOME is a collaborative project across all of the Galloway arts that explores the meaning of "home" through different artistic perspectives. Come witness this festival of theatre, music and dance in three acts: the dissatisfaction of home, the destruction and chaos of home, and the rebuilding of home in a new light. The show is a student-produced piece integrating some new material and some previously created work into a completely original performance.
Since the start of the 2017-2018 school year, this collaboration has been taking shape, drawing inspiration from the real-life narratives and personal accounts of teachers, parents, schoolmates, and friends. The process, coordinated by artist-in-residence Greg Changnon, brings together a diverse array of artistic perspectives and experiences, made possible by the creative contributions of students and teachers from Galloway's various arts electives. Playwrights Mark Valdez and Dalton Day and choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman informed the creative process by offering new ways of expressing ideas of home, understanding, belonging, and acceptance.
"Writing our own script has made students much more invested in the process as well as the product. In rehearsal, our actors have attacked the original script with curiosity, empathy and excitedly contributed their own individual voices."- Megan Cramer, theatre teacher
"This semester, Galloway Dance Ensemble students have been experimenting with new approaches and innovative ways to enhance our choreography. We have been truly process driven so the work is evolving every day and we can't wait to be part of the final outcome. From creating physical interpretations of architectural homes to making dances that explore what home means to each of us, we are excited to be part of this groundbreaking endeavor!"- Sally Cramer, dance teacher