Sogno di Volo

Sogno di Volo is the 2013 year-end student created production presented by Gulf Islands School of the Performing Arts (GISPA)
Gulf Islands School of the Performing Arts
GISPA is an advanced training program for actors, musicians and dancers grade nine to twelve who have a passion for the performing arts.
Where and When:
Salt Spring Island
May 15,16,17th 7:30pm
Tickets are $15 available through Artspring Ticket Centre
sogno-di-voloThe Gulf Islands School of Performing Arts (GISPA) presents Sogno di Volo. 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. It is not to be missed!

Looking toward the May Performance

The GISPA performer’s promotional headshot photos are on this page.


GISPA Performer's Photos

Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal Workshop

Exciting workshop with Doug Baum of Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal.


BJM Dancer Doug Baum with GISS and GISPA dancers



Another photo:

GISS and GiSPA Dancers rehearsing "Harrry" by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal


GISPA Music Takes Flight

GISPA Music is on a roll. After two and a half months of getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, we have GISPA Music is on a roll. After two and a half months of getting to know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, we have become a tight knit musical family. The past few weeks have been very exciting. For one, we are already working on composing pieces for the year end production. Our collective minds are working hard together to find a certain atmosphere that will be presented inside the storyline. On Friday, November 2nd, GISPA Music had the amazing opportunity to be the opening act for Ashley MacIsaac at the Artspring Theatre. The performance ran very smoothly and was a blast. Before the show, we actually had a wonderul workshop with Ashley and his guitar player, Chris. This time was spent listening to Ashley’s wise words about the music business, and working together to compose a funky twist on an old fiddle tune, which would later be the closing act of the show. We were thrilled when Ashley invited us all back on stage to perform an encore – the perfect end to a great day. So far, GISPA Music has been on two field trips to see Train and Ed Sheeran live, and we are now getting ready to see Passenger live at the Vogue theatre on December 12th. After seeing him open up for Ed, we were so impressed by his stage presence and passion that we’re going to his own show. Two and a half months of bliss, six and a half to go. This year is certainly off to a good start for GISPA Music.

More to come shortly as the dancers and actors are also bringing in some high calibre workshop teachers and clinicians. Most of them appreciate the opportunity to come into Ganges in a float plane.

Bringing in Clinicians

Shared Field Trip to Kidd Pivot

The GISPA actors joined the GISPA dancers this past weekend to see Kidd Pivot’s The Tempest Replica. It was exciting to travel together and learn a little bit more about one another’s art forms. There are new Crystal Pite fans because of it. The show was highly theatrical and absolutely stunning aesthetically – the opening storm sequence was particularly arresting.

More to come.