Nothing says “coffeehouse” like a microphone, stool, and guitar … throw in a piano and room to dance and we have Dwight’s fourth annual Coffeehouse!
The event was hosted by Dwight Writers, the literary lions who meet weekly after school to share their works and publish Scintilla magazine, together with our Performing Arts Department.
Tenth graders Carolina Bueno Silva Arap and Bernardo Sequeira coordinated and served as emcees for the intimate showcase of creative expression by students in grades 9-12 and faculty. They also joined a lineup of 15 talented artists, who shared their sparks through both planned and improvised performances.
This year’s Coffeehouse was entirely student-run and promoted, and held for the first time in our Performing Arts Center, where a packed crowd meant it was standing-room only. The audience was taken on a journey through classical, musical theater, and pop music, poetry and short story readings, and dance that spanned genres and continents — from swing to South Indian. The performances ranged from moving to funny, and spirited to soulful.
Of course, it wouldn’t have been a coffeehouse without java — decaf, that is — and a great vibe. Let’s give it up for all who took to the mic!