SANTA FE ― New Mexico School for the Arts will present ArtSpring, its annual year-end student performance and celebration May 19-20 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe.
The student performance, featuring an exuberant array of dance, theater, and music onstage, will be held at 6 p.m., both nights. The May 20 show will be followed by NMSA’s ArtSpring Gala at the Eldorado Hotel, with a glowing after-party with refreshments, specialty drinks, and dancing, featuring Vanilla Pop.
Students will collaborate interdepartmentally to bring works to life by such seminal artists as Stephen Sondheim, Philip Glass, Bela Bartok, and more!
NMSA Arts Chairs Adam McKinney (dance), Joey Chavez (theater), Cristina Gonzalez (visual arts), and Neil Swapp (music) have worked with Artistic Director Wayne Hilton to craft this year’s ArtSpring, the theme of which is “Art as One.” Hilton has emphasized that he has worked to bring the four art forms together in a show that has continuity and contextual integrity.
Using a number of artistic concepts as the movements that make up the performance – “design,” “order,” “balance,” “tension,” etc., Hilton and the Arts Chairs are creating a show with NMSA students that has a distinct narrative, while showcasing the various art forms honed at NMSA. Visual arts produced by students will be featured via projection during two of the show’s movements, and dance, theater, and music are integrated throughout.
Tickets for Thursday’s show, Friday’s show, and the Gala can be purchased at ticketssantafe.org. All proceeds benefit NMSA’s arts and residential scholarship programs.