COVID-19 has not only altered the economy and how we work and recreate, but it has also has upended the typical school experience for a generation of young people. As part of Arts in the Schools Month, Arlington Public Schools in partnership with Arlington Arts presents Collaboration During Isolation, allowing theatre students to express their dreams and hopes for the future as well as gain new skills with the latest video projection technology.
How do young people process the realities of a pandemic? How does a teen awaken to new perspectives and viewpoints? Exploring such questions through their creations, the students will display videos on an 8-by-14-foot screen built in the shape of a head and speech bubble.
Watch a sample video illustrating how the video mapping will look in-action:
The pop-up screen will be set up each evening at each of the four Arlington high schools during March 2021: Yorktown (March 16), Wakefield (March 18), H-B Woodlawn (March 23) and Washington Liberty (March 25). The videos will also be broadcast live on the nights of each event through Arlington Arts YouTube and Facebook accounts with #projectingtogether!
The project is a collaboration between Arlington Public Schools and Arlington Cultural Affairs and is made possible by a grant from Wolf Trap Foundation’s Grants for High School Performing Art Teachers. The students worked with Andres Luque, Arlington Arts Facilities Manager, Jared Davis, Arlington Arts Scene Shop Manager and Patrick Lord, projection and video designer. The theater instructors are Carol Cadby (Yorktown), Chris Gillespie (Wakefield), Hope Lambert (H-B Woodlawn) and Danny Issa (Washington-Liberty).
Celebrate the creativity and resilience of Arlington’s young people and watch the livestreams listed in the schedule below on the Arlington Arts Facebook page.
Schedule of the installation:
Tuesday, March 16 — Yorktown, 5200 Yorktown Blvd, Arlington VA 22207
Thursday, March 18 — Wakefield H.S., 1325 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington VA 22206
Tuesday, March 23 — H-B Woodlawn, 1601 Wilson Blvd, Arlington 22209
Thursday, March 25 — Washington Liberty, 1301 North Stafford Street, Arlington 22201
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The sister-city partnership started in 1993 by the Arlington Sister Cities Association, which seeks to promote Arlington’s international profile through a variety of exchanges in education, commerce, culture and the arts. The exchange, scheduled June 17th to July 4th, includes a two-week homestay in Aachen plus three days in Berlin. Knowledge of the German language is not required for the trip.
Former participants have this to say:
_”The Aachen exchange was an eye-opening experience where I was fully immersed in the life of a German student. I loved biking through the countryside to Belgium, having gelato and picnics in the town square, and hanging out with my German host student’s friends. My first time out of the country, the Aachen exchange taught me to keep an open mind, because you never know what could be a life changing experience.” – Kelly M._
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