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2023–24 Branksome Senior & Middle School Arts Season Announcement

After a successful return to in person performances during the 2022–23 school year, the Branksome Hall Senior & Middle School Integrated Arts Team is pleased to announce its latest season of student arts performances.
Comprised of offerings across disciplines including Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Film and Music, there is something for everyone in the community to experience this year. Student participation information and opportunities may also be accessed via the team’s new Portal Resource Board.

Angela David, Instructional Leader, Arts, commented, “Last year we rediscovered the power of the arts within our community. As a department, we have developed the 2023–24 season based on our guiding mission statement: ‘we ignite artistic wonder and empower our community to connect while creatively exploring the shared human experience.’ We truly hope you find something that will pique your interest in this year’s offerings.”

The first performances in the season will be the Senior School’s production of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen. In this heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all, Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. Full details of the production and ticket sales will be available mid-November.

2023–24 Senior & Middle School Integrated Arts Season

THEATRE/DANCE

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen (Senior School Theatre Production)
November 29–30, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, 77 Wynford Drive
Tickets will go on sale mid-November.

Soundscapes by Claudia Haas and Sarah Kraning (Middle School Theatre Production)
February 22 and 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Aga Khan Museum Upper Gallery, 77 Wynford Drive
Tickets will go on sale closer to the performances.

Dance Night 2024
April 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street
Branksome Hall dance students will perform in a show celebrating movement, resilience, courage and love of dance. Tickets will go on sale closer to the performances.

Student Visions: Theatre and Dance
May 10, 11 and 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Branksome Hall, Theatre Lab and Dance Studio
An evening of student-directed performances, giving students the opportunity to lead a rehearsal process and participate with an ensemble of peers. Registration information will be sent closer to the performances.

MUSIC

Carol Service
December 10, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive
Branksome’s annual concert to spread holiday cheer with our students’ program of seasonal music and entertainment. More information to follow late November.

Senior School Spring Concert
April 17, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Branksome Hall, Athletics and Wellness Centre Gym
A celebration of the effort and dedication of our Senior School music students. More information to follow.

Middle School Spring Concert
May 29, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Branksome Hall, Senior School Gym
A celebration of the effort and dedication of our Middle School music students. More information to follow.

ALL ARTS

DP2 Arts Showcase
February 29, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
Branksome Hall Performing Arts Room
An evening to enjoy some of the final works of our Diploma 2 Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts students. 

VISUAL ARTS

Diploma 2 Visual Arts Exhibition
Opens April 8 at 6:00 p.m., runs until April 11 for viewing
Branksome Hall, AWC
Our Diploma 2 Visual Arts students share their work alongside a selection of pieces from Grades 7-11.

FILM

DP Film Showcase
April 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Carleton Cinemas, 20 Carlton Street
An evening of storytelling that celebrates the technical skill and creative risk-taking of our Grades 11 and 12 filmmakers. More information to follow.

Please contact Angela David, Instructional Leader, Arts, with any questions about the season, and be sure to follow Branksome Hall and Branksome Music on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look and production photography as the season progresses.
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