Students in grades seven through twelve took to the stage on April 22 and 23 for the Spring Dance Festival. To celebrate dance and the human spirit, Disconnect/Reconnect showcased student and faculty choreography, informed by personal journeys, aspirations, world events, and social justice issues.
This show demonstrated the reconnection and the disconnection felt all around the world due to the pandemic.
The students' dynamic leadership as performers, choreographers, and directors produced a compelling show for the audience.
“Watching those dancers come out of their shells and take risks, discover new abilities, and grow as both individuals and ensembles is really inspiring,” said performing arts teacher Laura Bamford.
“Seeing someone who was shy and scared to even dance back in September take the stage with confidence and conviction in April and tell a memorable story to an audience through movement is definitely a reason to celebrate.”
This was a special show for the students who have been eager to share their art on the Buckley stage again since the pandemic and the community who has been eager to attend the Buckley Dance Festival.
Upper School students of Spanish 3 Honors, Spanish 4 Honors, and AP Spanish attended the dress rehearsal of the opera, El último sueño de Frida y Diego, and stopped for lunch at the Pueblo de Los Angeles on Olvera Street.