GISPA’s Night Circus

Adapted from Erin Morgenstern’s novel of the same name, The Night Circus upholds GISPA’s signature fusion of music, dance and theatre, collectively created, composed, and choreographed by the students and under the direction of Bruce Smith (music), Sonia Langer (dance) and Jason Donaldson (theatre). Come along and experience this spellbinding tale of love, loss, and destiny.

ArtSpring Theatre, Salt Spring Island
June 10th and 11th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 – available through the ArtSpring Box Office

 

The Night Circus Performers:

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Thanks to Stefanie and Caitlyn for helping with this huge portrait session!

Big Fish Performer Portraits

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

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

GISPA Performer 2014

Thanks to Stefanie and Sky for helping John Cameron with this photography session!

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:
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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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Sogno di Volo

What:
Sogno di Volo is the 2013 year-end student created production presented by Gulf Islands School of the Performing Arts (GISPA)
 
Who:
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:
Artspring
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