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Song and Dance at Tabor Academy
November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
The Tabor Academy Fall Dance Recital is going up in the Fireman Center for Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall (245 Front Street, Marion) on November 7at 6:30 pm. It is sure to be an interesting show, tying back to the recent town-wide author reading and book signing with Rachel Slade, author of Into the Raging Sea.
Ms. Kimberlee Williams, the Tabor dance coach, took the opportunity to choreograph a company number to honor the 33 crew members lost at sea when their container ship, El Faro, sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. Williams shared, “Choosing to do a piece in the show about the story of ‘Into the Raging Sea’ by Rachel Slade was an easy choice. Reading the book overwhelmed me in many ways. Getting to know the characters, the laws, the hierarchies, and all of the decisions that lead to the sinking of this massive ship with 33 precious lives on it simply robbed me of sleep at night. I imagined that the outcome would have been different if so many folks had spoken up or if others had listened to those who found the courage to speak up. I chose to put all of that energy of compassion, empathy, and even anger into choreography, as I often do. It’s a release for me, honestly. But, I gave the characters in the story the unity and support that they needed to create an ending that our hearts long for reading the book. The piece has so many moving parts that it was one of the most difficult pieces I’ve put together in my career as a choreographer, but it was worth it to see it all come together. I hope that the audience can feel the spirit of the piece and learn the lessons left for us in this story. It is going to be amazing!” The recital will also include other group, solo, and duet numbers you won’t want to miss!
In addition, the Applied Music Students Recital will take place at Tabor on November 11at 6:30 pm in Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion. The students who do music as their afterschool commitment are required to perform a piece they have been practicing all fall, explained Kerry Saltonstall, Director of Communications. “These performances are typically very well done and represent the range of talent in our student community on a range of instruments. Please come out and support our talented musicians on guitar, voice, piano, violin and more!”
Both the dance and music performances are free and open to the public.