Hayground School News, December 1

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Composer Bruce Wolosoff visited Liz Bertsch and Mbachi Kumwenda’s classroom to share his creative process. The students learned how ideas come, how to remain open to those ideas, as well as ways to document them. Mr. Wolosoff composed a small piece on the spot, then while listening to music, the class explored ways to capture images that come to them.

The class also had a visit from Eliot Zigmund, renowned jazz drummer and grandfather of Rive Weiner. He played the drums, talked the class through a brief history of jazz, and told the students the story of how he came to play the drums professionally.

Last Monday, the school’s annual residency with Shakespeare & Co. got under way. All Hayground students are involved in the production, which will be Romeo & Juliet this year and the performances will be at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Thursday, December 15, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. To become more familiar with the characters and the story, the student actors listened and acted out various scenes while participating in a variety of acting exercises. On Tuesday the students placed requests for roles.

On Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to 4 pm, our gymnasium will be the site for the fifth annual artisanal food and craft bazaar, “Homegrown For The Holidays.”

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