CA Dance Project’s fall 2019 original production, Bewilderness, which the group performed twice on November 15, cast a spell on its audiences. Captivating, immersive, and visually stunning, the performance addressed the environmental crisis with urgency and beauty, to riveting live music in a score that included the voice of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Bewilderness

Directed and staged by Amy Spencer, CA’s dance program director
Choreography by Rika Okamoto and Amy Spencer, with movement contributions from Melissa Alexis
Original score composed and performed Nate Tucker, CA music teacher, with Solei and Anthony Leva

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Support the Performing Arts

A new year, a new semester! Interested in getting involved in our vibrant Performing Arts community? Are you a boarding parent looking for ways to participate? Please consider donating snacks to be used for tech week and post-performance receptions as we celebrate our talented students and their hard work. Any and all contributions are appreciated and will be used throughout the second semester at the eight remaining performances. Thanks in advance for your help! Click here to order from Amazon. Please send all packages to Meredith Walsh, Concord Academy, 126 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.

“This Must Be The Place,” a Collection of Paintings by Jonathan Smith, at Concord Public Library Main Gallery through January 30

Visual Arts teacher Jonathan Smith has a show up in the Concord Public Library Main Gallery through January 30! Please drop by to take in his latest work. The show is titled “This Must Be The Place.” A collection of paintings from the artist’s “The Look of Our Land” series, these multimedia abstract paintings depict aerial views of the land below from a variety of locations including Boston, Prince Edward Island, and Temecula, Calif. More information can be found here.

CA Film Teacher Justin Bull’s Screenplay Wins Filmaka Competition

CA film teacher Justin Bull’s screenplay for A Banquet won the Filmaka Screenplay Competition, which will put the film into production in the coming year. Bull’s work on the project — a supernatural, psychological horror story that tackles religious faith, mental health, and the boundaries of maternal love — was partially supported by funding from Concord Academy’s Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Endowed Faculty Chair, which Bull held from 2015 through 2018. For more about his screenplay, visit the Filmaka website.