Heartwood in the Hills Wood Festival performance will
be held at Arnoldsburg and Pleasant Hill Schools in May
Submitted by Susan Grahame
Heartwood in the Hills will bring their annual Calhoun County Wood Festival performance to the elementary schools this year with a performance of “Springala 2018” on Tuesday, May 29. The performances will be part of the events of the 56th annual Wood Festival.
Heartwood students Kiley Murphy, Mickay-
lee Cowan, Bethany Starkey and Cheyanne
Tingler will perform “Storms” originally
danced at the Fall Showcase in December
The general public and home schooled children of the community are invited to attend. “Springala”, choreographed and directed by Artistic Director Jude Binder is a wonderfully energetic show of music, color, dance and mask theatre. Performances will be at 10 a.m. at Arnoldsburg School and 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill. On Thursday, May 31, the Performing Arts Students will present “Springala” for the third time for family and friends at Heartwood.
Theatre students from the Young Artist Theatre Class will join in
the school performance. One of the components of the theatre class
is mask work Theatre student Tessa Slider studies her mask
“Springala” 2018 will be presented by the spring Performing Arts Program students in dance and theatre. The Performing Arts Company includes performers ages 10 through teens, with dance students taking several classes per week.
Audience members at Pleasant Hill Elementary in 2005 join in
the spirit of the music, color and dance of a Heartwood performance
Students performing will include Dancers Mickaylee Cowan, Kiley Murphy, Bethany Starkey and Cheyanne Tingler. Theatre Students include Clay Allison. Khloe Cobbett, Gerri Kerby, Tessa Slider and Adrianna Taylor.
Heartwood in the Hills is a non-profit school for the arts located north of Grantsville off Route 16 North. For more information please call 304-354-7874 or visit the website at www.heartwoodinthehills.org