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“Remixed and Reimagined”: Students and faculty prepare for the annual dance production

Junior Zoe Kister jumps into a crowd of dancers. Zoe is one of eight student choreographers.

by Esha Gohil and Sabrina Zhu

January 31, 2020

The stage lights up in a purple hue, silhouetting a group of dancers in the background. They pose as the music begins, before gracefully leaping towards the audience during Thursday’s dress rehearsal. The upper school will present its ninth annual dance show tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 an...

Annual BAD concert from student performers brings holiday cheer to all campuses

Members of the upper school all-male dance team Kinetic Krew perform during the annual BAD concert.

by Irina Malyugina and Alysa Suleiman

December 16, 2019

The luxuriously heavy crimson drapes slowly unfurl to the wings of the stage, revealing a vast ensemble of seated students, dressed in identical cream-gray sweatshirts, Santa hats or reindeer ears and facing the centerstage in a semicircle. Soft beams of indigo, gold and magenta diffuse across the stag...

Harker performing arts groups dazzle audience at Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

The Harker Dance Company dances to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani at this year's Santana Row tree lighting ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in the south end of Santana Row. The ceremony opened with a pre-show, followed by a mainstage performance that started at 6:30 p.m.

by Lucy Ge, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, upper school performing arts groups Kinetic Krew, Downbeat, and Harker Dance Company all performed at the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony. Harker Dance Company danced to “Jingle Bells” by Gwen Stefani, Kinetic Krew danced to “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC a...

Students leap, twirl and jump during annual “Just Dance”

Joel Morel (11) grins at the audience as he dances in perfect coordination with his fellow members of Kinetic Krew. Kinetic Krew, 
an all-boys group directed by Rachelle Haun, features dancers from 9th to 12th grade.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

April 15, 2019

As a medley of multicolored lights flush the stage, dancers prance into their starting positions and strike a pose. The music begins, and with a graceful turn, “Just Dance” begins. Six dance groups from the lower, middle and upper schools joined together on the stage of the Rothschild Performing...

Lights and action for the holiday season

Kinetic Krew performs at the Santana Row Tree Lighting. The Kinetic Krew routine was choreographed by dance teacher Rachelle Haun.

by Varsha Rammohan, Copy Editor

November 22, 2018

As warm jackets and boots become a common sight around the upper school campus, the holiday season makes its appearance, starting off with the annual Santana Row tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 13, which featured several of Harker’s performing arts groups. Upper school performing arts groups Downbeat,...

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