The Williamsburg Magnet School for Communications and Mulitmedia Arts, also known as PS 250, celebrated a year of their students’ creativity with an evening of the arts. This is the 13th annual show of this kind for the parents, family, and fellow students of PS 250.
PS 250 carried off a two-prong arts approach to the evening. First there was an opportunity to view the fruits of the visual arts program, curated by art teacher, Ms. DePasquale. On view were the children’s take on Van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Peter Sis’s Madlenka, and other inspirations that yielded work in other genres.
Then part two: the performing arts program. The show was orchestrated and directed by music teacher Nicole Levin, and took center stage with globe trekking movement and
song: a Gloria Estefan dance medley, a La Plena dance (from Puerto Rico), a ribbon dance and a fan dance from China, a step dance (with African roots), and the choir performed several songs on world unity and peace capped off with a “Party in the USA” and “Welcome to NY” mash up. The performances also represented PS 250’s year in review as this was a selection of performances from the past school year.
Right after the students took a final bow, Principal RoseAnn LaCioppa thanked all the parents for sharing the talents of their children. Also in the audience was Nora Barnes, former principal of PS 250.