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TASIS Theater Presents A Christmas Carol

Guided by Director Valerie Bijur Carlson and Assistant Director Matthew Frazier-Smith, the TASIS High School Theater Company delivered three excellent performances of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol in the Palmer Center over the weekend of November 15–17. Watch two of the shows, see photographs, and learn about the cast and crew, which relied upon contributions from students in all three TASIS divisions.

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Performing Artists Stay Busy in April

Experienced and budding thespians and musicians in all three TASIS divisions have made the most of the weeks leading up to the 2019 Spring Arts Festival, attending an IB Theatre workshop in Geneva, creating an original piece of musical theater/operetta, performing a modified version of Romeo and Juliet, celebrating International Jazz Day, and preparing for the upcoming Elementary School and Middle School Spring Musicals.

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Ric Tac Two: A Masterful Film from Director Alex Secilmis '19

Prolific student filmmaker Alex Secilmis '19 capped off his TASIS career in style with the release of the feature-length comedy Ric Tac Two, which premiered in front of a large crowd in the Palmer Center on the evening of April 11. Enjoy the hilarious film, which features a deep and talented cast of 40 TASIS students and teachers, and learn more about Alex's remarkable achievements.

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The Life of a Student Artist at TASIS

In the latest episode of TASIS Stories, Director of Communications Mark Chevalier sits down with three of the School's exceptional young artists—Francis Accilien '19, Lana Kozak '19, and Sofya Rappoport '22—to learn about their backgrounds, the opportunities they've had to grow as artists at TASIS, their thoughts on the upcoming Spring Arts Festival, and their future ambitions. 

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Sparks from Vulcan's Forge

The Percussion Ensemble of the G. Verdi Conservatory of Como performed in the Palmer Center on the evening of April 4 as part of the TASIS Cultural Events Program. Art History and Architecture & Design Teacher Mark Aeschliman attended the performance and was inspired to write an excellent poem. 

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