friday, feb 26
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, the Duval County high school for students with a passion for the performing and visual arts, hosts its 30th annual showcase, Extravaganza, at the Moran Theater on Friday, February 26. The Art Exhibition begins at 6:30 p.m., with the theater performance at 7:30.
The showcase features some of the area’s most accomplished high school performers in dance, theater, vocals, instrumental music, film, visual arts and the spoken word.
The Chorale Women are going to perform a French folk song, La Maumariee (J’entends le loup), with special Celtic instrumentation and dance, and the Strings Orchestra will perform the Russian Easter Overture by composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The Cinematic Artists will present an artistic short film, much of it shot under water, inspired by the works of Susan Sontag, and the Dance Department will perform a piece set by world-renowned choreographer, Donald Byrd (“The Color Purple” on Broadway), who personally came to Douglas Anderson last month to work with the DA dancers. The DA dancers will also perform a Tap piece set by New York City choreographer and Tap soloist Anthony Morigerato.
“Extravaganza is an evening of artistry and entertainment that highlights the very best of student achievement at Douglas Anderson,” says Principal Jackie Cornelius. “The performances range from theater to dance to instrumental music – adding up to an entertaining and exhilarating celebration of the arts. “The performers at Extravaganza will matriculate to the top universities and conservatories in the world, as well as to Hollywood and Broadway. Extravaganza is a wonderful opportunity to see our students on their way to stardom.”
friday, feb 26