Congratulations to our incredible students here at AISL for their involvement in the creative arts this year.
Our hard-working students travelled to London for ISTA Drama workshops, to Johannesburg to participate in the AMIS Middle School Honor Choir Festival, to Harare for the ISSEA Band and Choir Festival, and to Maputo for ISSEA Art and Drama.
Countless students shared songs, original poems, and amazing drama improvisations at our six Middle School and High School Coffee House Open Mic events!
Students across all divisions were featured in drama productions this year including “Fame!” “Mutually Assured Destruction,” and “Adventures of a Comic Book Artist,” with our risk-taking students showing off their commitment and skills in song, dance, and dramatic performances on stage and also behind the scenes as directors, stage managers, and light and sound technicians.
Visual Arts showcased an extensive range and depth of work by our students in multiple PYP and MYP exhibitions in the theater gallery and the truly outstanding DP Exhibition in the Palm Pavilion.
The Tiyende Pamodzi Theater was alive with music all year starting with our Primary Talent Show, year-round Primary PA Showcases, the Pamodzi Experience concert featuring James Sakala, a huge Private Lesson Recital featuring over 50 students performers, the enormous All Choirs and All Bands Concerts, our hosting of the Umoya International Middle School Band Festival, and “Mwaiseni” Lusaka Arts Festival Opening Night Concert featuring Jerome Arab, Namvula, and Wezi, featuring outstanding collaborative performances with our High School Jazz Band and Middle School Choir.
We look forward to so much more next year as we host ISSEA Band and Choir and look forward to our visual art, music, and drama students travelling to Madagascar for AMIS Middle School Honor Choir, Namibia for the ISTA Middle School Drama Workshop, Mozambique for the Umoya Middle School Band Festival, and Tanzania for ISSEA Visual Art and Drama!
This past Monday MYP grades 7 & 8 students participated in a comedy workshop with members of Barefeet Theatre. Students engaged in several participatory activities designed to help them explore different ways to create comedy on-stage. After the workshop, the three Barefeet Theatre actors performed an improv scene drawing on audience participation to guide the direction of the scene. For Grade 8 students, the workshop formed part of a Language and Literature and Theatre interdisciplinary unit using Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as the focal play. The statement of inquiry Grade 8 students have been exploring is "Communication through self-expression can sometimes be misinterpreted and can lead to conflict and humor." The actors commented on the high level of engagement our students displayed. An initiative that our Creative Arts Department and Secondary Library have led is the integration of more Zambian artists within our curriculum as a way to draw on community expertise and expose students to more Zambian artists and culture.
Please join us for the AISL All Bands concert on Wednesday the 29th at 18:30 in the Tiyende Pamodzi Theater.
Come celebrate our hard-working musicians as over 100 band students participating in 5 different ensembles will perform a wide range of music including classical, jazz, pop, and movie themes.
Well done to our cast and crew for another successful Primary play! Friday and Saturday were marked by two outstanding performances of ‘The Adventures of a Comic Book Artist” with full audiences on both days. Our Primary students shared their amazing creative talents through their characters, their songs, and their dances. A huge thank you to Natalie, Dee, Emma, Bridget, Elisa, Janke, Claire and Edwin for making the show a wonderful experience for all. Also, thank you to Mwamba for the great ISAZ art show, displaying work from all of our Primary students. A true celebration of the arts!
What's so special about this semester's Choir Concert?
We are so glad you asked!
This concert is building off the "transportation" theme of MS students' recent Solo-Duet-Trio performances and then taking a closer look at where music can take us. It features:
.Behind every show and concert in the Tiyende Pamdozi Theater there is an enthusiastic team of students hard at work under the tutelage of Edwin Kamangala. This group of students recently showed their skills running the tech for the Primary Production "Adventures of a Comic Book Artist." They ran all the sound and light for the show using state of the art professional digital and wireless equipment. It takes weeks of preparation and a lot of know-how to make it all look so easy! Well Done!
What an exciting week!
On Monday, six of our private lesson students participated in the Solo Instrumental and Vocal "Eisteddfod" adjudications at LICS, gaining helpful feedback and a positive performance experience as the ISAZ Cultural Festival kicked off.
The AISL Bands (Grade 6 Band, Grade 7/8 Band, and Grade 9/10 Jazz Band) participated in their section of the "Eisteddfods" on Tuesday May 7, when our school also hosted the event in our beautiful Tiyende Pamodzi Theater. Five different schools brought a wide variety instrumental ensembles ranging from jazz, orchestral, rock, and wind ensembles, all receiving positive feedback from adjudicators and audiences alike. The event was a great preparation for our upcoming AISL Band Concert (May 29).
The MS Combined Choirs (Grades 6-8) and the MS Honor Choir took to the LICS stage as part of the multi-school ISAZ Choral event, on Thursday, May 9. Like the bands and solos, this event was also linked to the exciting Lusaka Arts Festival and included an opportunity for feedback from "Eisteddfod" adjudicators. The performance was a positive learning experience for our vocal ensembles! The singers have reflected that they are proud of their ability to effectively and appropriately express a range of styles with musical complexity, and have benefited from the marked progress made toward next week's AISL Choir Concert, "Music Moves Us" (May 22).
The AISL Tiyende Pamodzi Gallery featured an amazing display of work from our hard-working primary and secondary students. Four works from our students were chosen to be displayed at the Lusaka Arts Festival's Arts Meander last week.
The primary play "Adventures of a Comic Book Artist" is just a few short rehearsals from opening night...
Everyone loves comic book superheroes, right? Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz wants nothing more than to become a comic book artist and create heroes and villains for the comic books he loves so much. As the janitor at Wonder Comics, he anxiously awaits the day that his boss’s, the Wunderman sisters, will see his drawings and give him the chance to have his superheroes come alive on the printed page. Stanley’s heroes come alive, all right — but not on the printed page! In an effort to revive their faltering company, the Wunderman’s have ordered a set of magical pens guaranteed to bring to life any character drawn. When plans go awry and his staff of artists unwittingly create the dreaded super-villain Doctor Shock Clock, it is up to Stanley to save the day with his own superheroes — charismatic but egotistical Star Guy, speedy Triple Time, environmentally correct Blossom, and cranky little Wombat Woman! Stanley’s heroes battle Shock Clock and his henchmen, the Minutos, only to be saved in the end by the greatest superhero of them all — Eraser Man (aka Stanley Leonardo Sappovitz)!
Cast designed logos.
Friday May 17th 14:30
Saturday May 18th 14:30
Our primary-actors have been working very hard on this production since January. Please come celebrate and honor their hard work.
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