Dance eXchange: Student Poems

One Dance eXchange curricular exercise included writing poems, inspired by this year’s theme, the changing seasons.

We recently cheered on BalletX’s Dance eXchange students in their program-culminating performances at the Prince Theater on Feb. 20 and 21, with CBS Philly reporting live from the show, and recapping warmup rehearsals earlier that day.

This year’s Dance eXchange theme was the seasons, which was an extension of BalletX’s Fall Series 2017 performances of Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay; a full-evening ballet, featuring music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. 

In addition to attending a live performance of Beautiful Decay at The Wilma Theater, students participated in dances, music, and other theme-related exercises two times a week, October-February. One Dance eXchange curricular exercise included writing poems, inspired by this year’s theme, the changing seasons. The poems were so imaginative and beautifully written, we thought we would share some on BalletX’s blog.

Check it out!

Piper Manigold, Room 207

April and May

April and May always fought. Thinking about first place.

April showers bring May flowers

So April clearly won.

 

Yuma Feldman, Room 205

Winter

Winter, as quiet as a mouse

Animals sleeping in their house

Through the sky and through the sea

Everybody is calm

Including me.

 

Juliet Mann 207

Sunny Summer

Waves wildly wash up on the sand

Sun setting slowly by the sea

Baby butterflies begin to fly

 

Harry Solomon 202

Leaves On The Floor

Leaves are always on the floor

And they’re always at the door!

In summer you eat ice cream

And play sports on a team!

 

March 02, 2018