Notes on Creativity and Culture
Culture has always offered me a powerful nexus for interpreting and exploring themes of learning.
Yellow Brick Road from Wizard of Oz - Pirate Ship and Bedroom Window from Peter Pan in backgrounds
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart
From Ovid's Metamorphoses using Mary Zimmerman's interpretation as inspiration - We rehearsed and filmed on the Oak Ridges Moraine and added student innovation including original poetry in Esperanto. We reawakened ancient ecological messages - timely today.
Portrait of Hippolyta by R. from A Midsummer Night's Dream - filmed in parks during COVID
Promotion pieces from our Junior High Production of King Lear
The visual and dramatic arts become a conduit to our relationships with our selves, our culture, and our planet and iambic pentameter acts to retune the drums of mind and heart.
Each year we make a Shakespeare Movie. COVID threw us some challenges that students rose to with amazing resilience and innovation. "It takes courage and a sense of play to inhabit some one else's skin."