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IB Visual Artist - Madison Taljaard

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 2, 2020 8:56:00 AM

I hope you enjoy our virtual exhibitions. We admire not only our students' skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join me in congratulating our 2020 IB Visual Arts students on their hard work and achievements.
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IB Visual Artist - Mya Snarr

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM

Before our world got turned upside down, our KES Grade 12 IB Visual Arts students were scheduled to unveil their masterpieces at our Annual IB Art show on April 2, 2020. It is always a highlight of the School year. Nineteen students were to present the projects that they have been working on for the last two years. Their creations are examined and therefore are an important part of the IB Diploma. We admire not only their skills and creativity but also their courage in sharing their work with us. Please join us in congratulating our 2020 Visual Arts students on their hard work and their achievements.

We will be highlighting our very talented IB Visual Art students each week in our Newsletter. I introduce   Mya Snarr:

Mya Snarr's IB Curatorial Rational – HL
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Our Amazing Dance Team

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 23, 2020 3:10:27 PM

I personally believe that the dance programme adds even more to the astonishing school that King’s-Edgehill already is. Dance is becoming more appreciated around the world, and KES provides a space where students can express themselves through the art of dancing. The Dance Team has bonded together through sweat and tears (thankfully no blood). Through rain or shine we are always there for one another; we consider each other family. Whether I need some cheering up or I am in the mood to have fun, the dance studio is my safe haven. We have a very supportive teacher,   Ms. Cummings, and she inspires and encourages us constantly. I am very lucky to have her as my dance instructor.
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Cinderella Ballet Performance

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 20, 2020 5:12:50 PM

On Sunday, February 16 th, a small group of dancers, including myself, went with Ms. Cummings to watch a beautiful ballet production of   Cinderella.
As it was my first time watching a ballet performance, I thought it was going to be professional adults doing the show. When I saw that the performers were high school teens and younger kids too, it surprised and amazed me that there are such young, talented people around the world.
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Art During Uncertain Times

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 17, 2020 1:48:00 PM

My first online assignment for all my Grade 8-11 Art students was a ‘reflection project’ which was broken down into four sections:

  1. Write in your sketchbook a reflection of what happened to you after you left KES for March break (over the last three weeks).
  2. Interview one of your parents or an adult about their views on the isolation and the pandemic.
  3. Let us know that you and your family are okay by making a sign with a positive message from your family.
  4. Take a photograph of you and your family with your positive message sign. The photo could be while you are doing one of your favourite pastimes.
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Romeo and Juliet - Prologue Performance English 8L

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 15, 2020 4:46:00 PM

Recently, my English 8 class was introduced to a new unit on William Shakespeare and   Romeo & Juliet. Usually, this begins with group performances of the prologue. Students were able to perform these at home and upload their videos to Flipgrid, where we could all view each other's performances and have a laugh! 

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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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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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