Experiencing Arts & Culture
The drama and dance courses at BCL are often frequented with professionals from the entertainment industry. In the past, this has included dance artists, performers, directors, and designers. These opportunities to engage with working professionals are invaluable, as students are able to gain key, insider knowledge about what happens behind the scenes of professional productions.
AMDA (January 2018)
Faculty from AMDA led an acting masterclass for the performing arts students.
Jacqui Grennan, Contra Dance Caller (Dec 2018)
Jacqui trained BCL's dance students in Contra dance.
Darlene Hamilton, Historical Tea & Dance Society (Dec 2018)
Darlene taught a masterclass on Victorian dance.
"Women in the Arts" Assembly (January 2019) - Women working in the arts visit BCL to talk about what it's like to be a female in the industry.
Neighborhood Arts Fiesta (April 2019) - A large festival celebrating the arts within the Harvard Heights neighborhood.
In the Performing Arts Department, we believe that observing, analyzing, and critiquing performances and productions is a vital part of a well-rounded arts education. Therefore, experiencing the performing arts outside of BCL is a must. We do our best to offer at least one external cultural/arts experience per semester to our students. Below is a list of field trips that have been enjoyed by our students:
LA Opera, Hansel and Gretel (November 2018)
California Dance Cooperative, Contra Dance (December 2018)
LA Ballet, A Chance to Dance Workshops (January 2018)
Technicolor (January 2018)