Big Fish Production, 2014

GISPA’s Big Fish production. GISPA’s actors, musicians and dancers collectively created a complex and engaging show of tall tales.

Show Press Release:

To celebrate 10 years of innovative and integrated arts education GISPA is diving into ArtSpring May 14th-15th and swimming in a world where anything can happen, almost. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, this show is a visually stunning union of theatre, music and dance. In this world, the tales are so tall they become the teller, the father named Edward Bloom. It is his mythical story we follow – in the pursuit of the girl he will marry, in the birth of his son, and in his epic life with, and without them. This tall tale is the account of a father, his son, and the one thing we leave behind: our stories. The show is collectively produced and performed by a talented group of GISPA students under the direction of Bruce Smith (music), Sonia Langer (dance) and Jason Donaldson (theatre).

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GISPA Promotional Portraits
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Big Fish by GISPA: The Poster

GISPA's Big Fish Poster

BIG FISH

The 10th anniversary, student created, production from GISPA

ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island
May 14-15th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 – available through the ArtSpring Box Office or online

Coming Soon: Big Fish

BIG FISH

The 10th anniversary, student created, production from GISPA

ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island
May 14-15th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 – available through the ArtSpring Box Office or online

Glimpse One:
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Glimpse Two:
Big Fish Daffodils

Press Release:

To celebrate 10 years of innovative and integrated arts education GISPA is diving into ArtSpring May 14th-15th and swimming in a world where anything can happen, almost. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, this show is a visually stunning union of theatre, music and dance. In this world, the tales are so tall they become the teller, the father named Edward Bloom. It is his mythical story we follow – in the pursuit of the girl he will marry, in the birth of his son, and in his epic life with, and without them. This tall tale is the account of a father, his son, and the one thing we leave behind: our stories. The show is collectively produced and performed by a talented group of GISPA students under the direction of Bruce Smith (music), Sonia Langer (dance) and Jason Donaldson (theatre).

Don’t let this one get away–catch it while it’s on–May 14-15–GISPA at ArtSpring.

Where are the Sogno di Volo Photos

Where are the photos?

Some edited images are on the District site: Sogno di Volo edited

Unedited images have been uploaded to this password protected page.
The username is:
GISPA
The password is:
Xxxx!
(the first name of the light man with an exclamation mark)

All images are provided by johncameron.ca for non-commercial use of the performers and crew of Sogno di Volo only.

Sogno di Volo Production

GISPA’s Sogno di Volo production. The actors, musicians and dancers collectively created this original production.

Show Description:

This show is inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and other great artists, and explores the themes of flight, dreams and inspiration. We follow our protagonist, Daedela, as she struggles to create her dreams and fulfill her passions in a patriarchal world.

From the streets of Renaissance Italy, we follow Daedela into the workshop of famous Signore Verocchio, where she is offered a chance to prove her worth as a young artist. She struggles to voice her own heartfelt message from within a world of deceit and betrayal.

Mirroring her dreams and desires, we also follow Jean, another young aspiring artist living in modern day Paris. He dreams of attending art school despite society’s expectations. He seeks his independence by embarking on his own journey.

Our show is about standing up for your dreams and having the courage to achieve them despite difficult circumstances. It boasts creativity and innovation as the music, the choreography and the script itself are created entirely by students. Every year, GISPA presents an interdisciplinary theatrical production to sold-out Salt Spring audiences.

Sogno di Volo, weaves history, legend and metaphor into an intriguing visual and auditory spectacle that will capture the imagination.

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