Dancers from Inlet Dance Theatre will be incorporating the talents of many different student groups throughout the Scioto County area. These groups include Portsmouth West High School Chorus students, Cirque d’Art students, Portsmouth High School art students, Portsmouth High School Building and Maintenance students, and various peripheral groups.
The core groups are working together to produce a final presentation entitled “Jewel Tones: A Music and Dance Extravaganza.” West High School Chorus students and Cirque d’Art students will collaborate as performers in this cirque-like production. The professional dancers of Inlet Dance Theatre will be adding their expertise by dancing alongside the students throughout the performance.
Peripheral groups will come to the museum for an all-day learning experience consisting of a museum tour, a meeting with the Ackerman curator focused on viewing photographs of circus images from the early 1900s, creating their own artwork based on the circus theme, and participating in a movement and dance workshop with the Inlet Dance Theatre performers.
Work has already begun with Portsmouth High School art students and Building and Maintenance students creating the set designs and props for the show. Art students created original set deigns and the Building and Maintenance students brought them to life by building life-size replicas from the models. The art students will complete the sets by painting them with jewel tones and circus-inspired colors.