Bridges

Middle School and Upper School performances

October 16, 7:00 and 8:00 PM

Middle School plays

Use this link to watch our first ever live stream play reading! Middle School students have been working for the last three weeks to prepare a reading of 5 different short plays whose themes center on communication, connection and identity. Each Reading will last about an hour. Zoom in and experience theater in a new and exciting way!

Upper School plays

This is Not a Play, by Chaz Belov
A play that claims not to be a play. Can the characters choose their own destinies?

Sure Thing, by David Ives
Two strangers meet in a cafe. Every time someone says something that stops the relationship from moving forward, a bell rings and they start over again.

A Rebel Among the Wretched, by Andrew Biss
One of the characters in a play decides that they want to leave the play and go live in a different type of play.


Music

El Sistema @ King

King is an enthusiastic El Sistema member. El Sistema is a publicly financed, voluntary sector, music-education program, founded in Venezuela in 1975 by Venezuelan educator, musician, and activist José Antonio Abreu. It later adopted the motto "Music for Social Change." El Sistema-inspired programs provide what the International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies describes as "free classical music education that promotes human opportunity and development for impoverished children." By 2015, according to official figures, El Sistema included more than 400 music centers and 700,000 young musicians. The original program in Venezuela involves four after-school hours of musical training and rehearsal each week, plus additional work on the weekends. Most El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States provide seven or more hours of instruction per week, as well as free use of an instrument.

Visual Arts

Michael De Feo On Campus

Michael De Feo is an American artist based in New York City. He is best known for his floral paintings and street art which deal with themes of ephemerality, growth, the cycle of life and the coupling of beauty with the universality of death. De Feo's penchant for flowers have earned him the nickname, "The Flower Guy." His work shows a wide range of influences, including Dutch 17th century still life painting, fashion magazines, and fashion advertising campaigns. He often ads his floral treatments and cascades of multicolored petals to existing printed images from the fashion world and art history/traditional art, which both subverts and celebrates the underlying image. "De Feo's work," Wonderland magazine has written, "contains all the necessary components to make it well and truly groundbreaking."

Dance

King Explores Modern Dance

Emil Rath, who wrote at length about this emerging artform at the time stated, "Music and rhythmic bodily movement are twin sisters of art, as they have come into existence simultaneously...today we see in the artistic work of Isadora Duncan, Maud Allan, and others the use of a form of dancing which strives to portray in movements what the music master expresses in his compositions—interpretative dancing."