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Interview with Dale Coye

Join us this weekend for our Spring Musical, Finian's Rainbow. Performances are May 1, 2, and 3 at 7pm at the Pine Hill Waldorf School. Tickets sold at the door, $12 for adults and $8 for students. As the cast prepares for the first performance on Thursday, director Dale Coye sat down with us to talk about producing and directing a musical.

When do you start planning for the Spring Musical?

Dale Coye: The previous fall. As for choosing which musical, I have to take into account what sort of talent we have and how big the chorus will be. A lot of the old musicals don’t have great plots. The …

Posted by Kurt Schmidlein in Faculty Musings on Wednesday April 30
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Afternoon Archery

This spring Keith Badger is offering archery as an afternoon class. Keith, who has taught Naturalist, bow making, and science at High Mowing for many years, finds that physical activities such as archery are incredibly important for teenagers, especially after a long day in the classroom.

“Archery was one of the first of the martial arts in many eastern traditions,” says Keith. “Maintaining the discipline of the body and the focus of the mind leads to a very clear emotional state.”

Once they’re done with Afternoon Clean Up, the students make their way over the …

Posted by Kurt Schmidlein in Faculty Musings on Wednesday April 30
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The Nativity, a history

Nativity 2010The High Mowing Nativity has been performed every year since the school began during World War II. Mrs. Emmet directed the Nativity from the early days of the school until the 1970s when Sabina Nordoff, the Eurythmy teacher, took over. The torch was passed to Patrice Pinette in the 1990s after Sabina became ill and passed away, and this year Patrice and Raven Garland are co-directing. We spoke to Patrice, Raven and Eunice Chalmers, who has been a member of the High Mowing community since the 1970s, about the Nativity’s history.

Eunice Chalmers: Mrs. Emmet’s conception of the Nativity was …

Posted by Kurt Schmidlein in Faculty Musings on Tuesday December 10, 2013 at 12:28PM
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