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Category: Arts

Lausanne Celebrates Scholastic Art Awards Winners

Congratulations to all our student winners for this year's  Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition , sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  Once again this year, Lausanne students are very fortunate to have been so widely recognized in this nationally acknowledged competition.   The Scholastic Art Awards is a nation-wide art awards program, which started in 1923.  It is the longest-running and most prestigious art awards program for artistic young people... Read More
at Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Middle School Invites You To James And The Giant Peach Jr.

Lausanne’s Middle School Theatre Department invites you and your family to experience their production of Timothy Allen McDonald’s, “James and the Giant Peach Jr.," a theatrical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. You will be immersed in the world of James, a kid who finds himself traveling around in a giant peach. Throughout his fantastical journey, James deals with people and talking insects, who either want to help him or do harm to him. The play will... Read More
at Thursday, December 5, 2019

Students Bring Eighteenth Century To Life With Art Project

Lausanne art students in the sixth grade began a sculpture project inspired by Marie Antoinette's eighteenth-century wigs in which they utilized paper as the primary medium.   The class, consisting of eight girls, viewed works created by Russian artist Asya Kozina. Kozina creates lavish wigs and clothing inspired by the eighteenth-century using white paper. Her works are showcased in galleries and fashion shows in Russia.   After the research, the... Read More
at Thursday, November 7, 2019

Lord Of The Flies Comes To The EPAC Stage This Week

After many weeks of rehearsals, the curtain rises on Lord Of The Flies, the Lausanne Upper School Theatre fall play for 2019.  Lord of the Flies, from the William Golding novel, traces the disintegration of the civilized individual into the savage.  "While the novel deals only with British schoolboys, we have chosen to cross-gender the story in order to add more texture and complication... Read More
at Thursday, October 3, 2019

Learning to Express Emotions Through Theater

Helping students understand their emotions and feel comfortable expressing them is important to developing caring and empathetic adults. As  Lausanne Collegiate School 's Lower School Conservatory took to the stage for a production of Annie, students learned how to express themselves as they built the self-confidence to take center stage. Read More

Don't Throw Away Your Shot To Be A Part Of The Hamilton Master Class

Join Lausanne's Broadway Connection Master Class Series on Friday, July 12th for the one-time opportunity to study with performers from Broadway's hit show Hamilton! Attendees of this exclusive workshop will learn music and choreography Hamilton before a Q&A session.  Students will also get invaluable performance tips and audition advice before finishing off the day with an autograph and picture session.  Come prepared to sing and dance on Friday, July 12 from 10:00... Read More
at Monday, July 8, 2019

Lausanne 360 Camp Preview: Rise Up!

This summer, Lausanne is offering their first ever theatre convention, Rise Up! Rise Up! is designed to give experienced, intermediate to advanced young performers the opportunity to take a wide range of theatre, dance, music, and design workshops and master classes - all in just 5 days on Lausanne's campus. Examples of workshops include costume design and construction, set design, scene work, vocal master classes, stage combat, dance master classes, make-up for the stage,... Read More
at Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lausanne Hosts Annual Spring Concert

The Lausanne community filled the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) Wednesday night for the annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. As the night began, all attention shifted to the stage as the lights dimmed and Tara West, Lausanne’s Lower School Music teacher and Music Coordinator, took the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the talents of the evening. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lausanne Artists Showcase Talents In Mystery Model Workshop

For Lausanne students in the art program , being exposed to a wide variety of cultural art styles helps them discover how to express themselves as individuals. Every year in the Michelangelo Project-Atelier, the artists engage in a three-week portrait workshop. This is a unique opportunity at the high school and middle-school level, as the workshop is similar to those more typically presented to adult-aged professional artists.  The first two weeks include lectures, presentations... Read More
at Thursday, April 25, 2019

Art from "Emerging and Expanding Visions"

We celebrated artwork by US and MS students in IB Visual Arts 2 and the Michelangelo Project-Atelier with a reception, where the artists explained their artwork to an adoring public. If you'd like to see some of the amazing pieces, their work is currently on view in Blackmon Gallery through April 24. This is a culminating event for many of these students, with 150 pieces of art on display from over 60 different artists . This highly decorated group was awarded 36... Read More
at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lausanne Middle School Band Hits All The Right Notes At Competition

The Lausanne Collegiate School Middle School Band took a trip to Atlanta over the weekend for competition and came back with top place awards and a trophy. The band participated in the Worldstrides Heritage Adjudication Festival in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, March 23. The ensemble returned with three top placed awards. The received a silver award for their score rank as well as scoring first place within the middle school division. They also won the First Place Outstanding Award... Read More
at Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Two Lausanne Artists Win National Scholastic Art Gold Medals

Lausanne Upper School Visual Art Students were recognized by the Scholastic Art Awards at the national level by receiving two national Gold Medals.   Hannah Siegler won a national gold medal in the ceramics and glass category for "Chime In The Wind" and Chad Partee won a national gold medal in digital art for  "Nature Fox’ - De’aaron Fox." National Scholastic Art Award winners will be formally recognized in New York City on June 5-7, 2019, with... Read More
at Saturday, March 23, 2019

Second Grade Takes To Lausanne Stage For Lesson In Self-Expression

As part of their unit entitled self-expression, Lausanne second graders took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for some time of acting and dancing.  Their unit spirals around the idea that self-expression reflects beliefs, cultures and values. As part of the unit, they are focusing on being better communicators, more open-minded and being risk takers.  As part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), guest speakers make up a significant component.  ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Upper School Students Host Dance Convention

In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Stallings’ Upper School Dance 1 class spent February learning about black dance in America. Students utilized class periods to dig deep into where the dances originated, who created the dances and why it matters. “We began by studying traditional West African dance and its early, extremely complicated history in this country. For example, how Africans taken from their country were forced to perform their native dances for their captors on... Read More
at Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Lausanne Theatre Presents Once Upon A Mattress

You may have heard the classic tale of “The Princess and the Pea," but you have never heard it told this way before.  Once Upon a Mattress tells the tale of an overbearing Queen, a mute king, a less-than- gallant prince and a moat-swimming princess. The musical adaptation begins in a faraway kingdom long ago. Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus,( played by Matthew Russell ’19) is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravain ( Mackenzie Barbour... Read More
at Thursday, February 21, 2019