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Dancing into March Break

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 17, 2020 7:22:00 AM

Grade 9 student,   Allie Pape, loves the performing arts. Two weeks ago, she was a hit as the friendly and lovable snowman, Olaf in our Junior School production of   FROZEN JR. Her triple-threat stage performances were outstanding. Allie likes to sing and act, and she is good at it, for sure; however, dancing is Allie's true passion. And what a dancer she is, capable of all styles: tap, hip hop, jazz, and ballet point. If it's a dance, Allie can do it. Recently, at the last coffee house, Allie performed a dance to the Kygo, Whitney Huston rendition of Steve Windwood's classic pop hit -   Higher Love. From the start, Allie made it obvious through her expressions that dancing is indeed her "higher love". Her broad smile says it all! I am pleased to showcase her performance with the intention that once you've seen this, we'll all dance into a well-deserved March break with a smile and equal enthusiasm.
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More IB Visual Artists

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 16, 2020 4:18:00 PM

I hope you enjoy the creations by the following IB Art students. Please note that our IB Art Reception and Exhibition scheduled for April 2-15 has been postponed, and a new date will be communicated after the March Break.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

Heritage and Culture

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2020 12:40:00 PM

Grade 12 student,   Dalia Alrashdan, performed the National Day Song of her home country, Kuwait, at our recent International Cultural Fair variety showcase. Her rendition was as pleasing to the ear as her attire was to the eye. It is always a pleasure to celebrate music of the many different cultures that comprise our student body. Hearing the different musical complexities is both interesting and entertaining. This video exposes Dalia's pride of her heritage and her smile and her body language complement her musicality in this demonstration of Nationalism. 
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KES Junior Theatre at Its Stunning Best!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 12, 2020 9:37:00 AM

The modern Disney classic   FROZEN  JR came alive on stage this past weekend as a stellar cast of twenty-seven Junior School students entertained audiences both young and old.  The portrayal of princesses Elsa and Anna by   Hannah Stilwell  and   Lucy Goddard  was convincing and magical.  The stage was transformed into a wintry fairyland, where choreographed dancing and special effects created an enchanting experience for all.  Audiences laughed and sighed as the story of true love and acceptance between the sisters evolved. 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

Annual Art Exhibition Sneak Peak

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 9, 2020 9:36:13 AM

Please join us for our   Annual IB Art Exhibition Opening Night Reception on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Each week until our big day, I will feature select IB Art students and their work so you can enjoy a sneak peak of their favourite pieces.

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Meet our IB Art Students

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Mar 3, 2020 3:01:17 PM

 

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K-Pop at KES

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 26, 2020 12:22:35 PM

With the addition of the dance programme last year, lots of students are getting their groove on. One dance style, in particular, has been a favourite among the student body; it's called K-Pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop), originating in South Korea. During last week's Cultural Fair Variety Show, hostess Nydia Liu, introduced fellow Grade 12 students and twin brothers Taewoo and Parker Kim, along with Grade 11 student Ken Lee, and Grade 9 student Harrison Kim. Together, these four Korean guys danced an excellent K-Pop performance of original choreography; talent, synchronicity and creativity at its finest. You can tell by the cheers from the audience that this performance art is popular indeed.

Enjoy the performance! 

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Celebrating our Cultural Diversity

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 21, 2020 8:45:00 AM

We hope everyone enjoyed our 2020 King’s-Edgehill Cultural Fair! Our students and staff had a wonderful time preparing for this special day, and we had a fun-filled afternoon enjoying activities in our Athletic Centre, viewing the informative display boards, playing an exciting trivia game and sampling delicious foods from all over the world. The activities in the gym included henna art, soccer games in German, origami, Spanish bingo, and a magical prizes game. Our students’ knowledge was tested in an international quiz show with the winning prize of a goody bag of snacks from Mexico, China, Korea, and Japan.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

Cultural Day Variety Showcase

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 18, 2020 8:43:00 PM

This week has been Spirit Week, during which we have had lots of different activities, one of which was Cultural Day. One of the features of that day included a talent show of multi-cultural costumes, dances and music. It is always refreshing to see our international students take pride in their heritage and demonstrate meaningful cultural performance traditions through their songs, dances and attire. Grade 12 student Nydia Liu and Grade 9 student Jenny Zhang did exactly that with their rendition of a Chinese art song, performed in beautiful outfits. The moment they took to the stage, they excited the eyes and ears of the audience with a type of music that you would not expect to hear from youthful talent in this pop-infused world. It was obvious from the start that they have absolute pride in their culture and traditions. I will feature video performances of students from other nations in the weeks ahead, but for the moment, please celebrate this demonstration of passionate artistic nationalism that Jenny and Nydia shared with us on Tuesday afternoon. Enjoy!

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Junior School Musical – FROZEN JR

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Feb 13, 2020 9:37:00 PM

The enchanting modern classic from Disney,   Frozen JR, is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded wit
h magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
 
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Arts At KES, ARTS

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