Virtual LUNA 2021 Offers Crescent’s School-Wide Arts Experience Online
The show must go on, and this year Crescent School’s LUNA arts experience did – online.
Crescent’s LUNA tradition began several years ago, transforming the campus into a one-day multidisciplinary, interactive arts exhibit that brought hundreds of visitors to campus. Last year, LUNA was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
“This year, we reinvented LUNA to offer it entirely online,” says Godric Latimer-Kim, Head of Arts at Crescent. “The enthusiastic students on our Senior Arts Council found imaginative ways to curate a plethora of artistry at Crescent, creating Virtual LUNA 2021 for our whole community to enjoy.”
As in previous years, Virtual LUNA 2021 showcased student work from the curricular arts courses in all grades, as well as contributions from faculty, staff and alumni. It was presented on the PowerSchool Learning web platform, allowing visitors to click and explore the collection of photos and videos during the week of April 26 to 30.
Among the highlights:
Scenes from Julius Caesar performed by Middle School students
A video tour of sketches and watercolour art created by Lower School students
Dramatic monologues performed by Upper School students
Percussion performances by the Grade 8 music class
Orchestral performances via Zoom by Upper School music classes
Student interviews with professional actors, artists, writers and musicians
Virtual LUNA 2021 also offered opportunities for Crescent families to contribute their own creative efforts, including sidewalk chalk art, dance videos and photos of culinary creations. Adding to the fun were scheduled Zoom games of Pictionary, “name that tune” and charades.