THE ARTS AT ISK: ART, DRAMA, MUSIC

There have been lots of exciting changes in the ISK Arts Department.
First and foremost, we would like to extend a warm welcome to LAUREN FONDA who joins our Arts Team from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. Hailing from Canada, she moved on to Balikpapan, Indonesia, then Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, then Johannesburg, South Africa, and then Saudi Arabia. She teaches Early Elementary Music and Art and is part of the Middle School Theatre Arts Production Teaching Team. We are lucky to have her!
Second, you may remember that last year ISK celebrated 10 years of performances with a blow-out extravaganza of the final Winternational held at Teatr Variete in Krakow. We still believe that “the show must go on!” So, you can continue expect incredible performances, demonstrations and exhibitions throughout the year!

Because ISK has been growing by leaps and bounds, our performance calendar has been altered and expanded as follows:
DECEMBER 2016
Friday, 16 December 2016: morning program for parents
Thursday, 15 December 2016: rehearsal day for children
Winter Holiday Pageant
Featuring G0, G1, G2
FEBRUARY 2017
(Exact dates TBA, in conjunction with Carnival)
Fine Arts Night(s)
Featuring G3, G4, G5
MARCH 2017
(Exact date TBA, mid-month)
Shadow Puppet Theatre
Featuring G9
Annual Theatre Competition in English
At Teatr Groteska
(Tentative, to be confirmed)
Featuring dedicated Thespians from G10
JAN-MAY 2017
Songquest
A new-look ISK competition for all students!
JUNE 2017
(Early June; exact date TBA, in honour of Children’s Day)
Middle School Theatre Production
Featuring G6, G7, G8

In addition to this schedule of performances, there are several Arts-related trips and events:
December 2016
International Schools Theatre Association
HS Theatre Festival at The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
February 2017
CEESA MS Choir Festival, Bucharest
March 2017
International Schools Theatre Association
Primary Theatre Festival at St. Julian’s School, Carcavelos, Portugal
April 2017
IB Arts Exhibition
CEESA HS Choir Festival, Prague

Arts Department Instructors
Sarah Wadiak: Music and Choir
Jan Ramirez: Visual Arts
Lauren Fonda: Visual Arts and Music
Kathryn Mark: Drama and Productions