Performing Arts Online?
Arya Balian '22
Arya Balian ‘22 gives us an inside look into how she’s pursuing her performing arts passion online:
The fall play this year consists of a series of short plays about social media. Actors meet three times a week to rehearse either during the school day or after school. Recording is happening over zoom using green screens and ring lights to improve technological aspects of the play.
Mads and Chorale, which meet twice a week, are happening over zoom as well. Singers record their parts on their own and the recordings are put together to make a full piece of music.
Arya says that “performing Arts is SO different virtually. It’s a lot harder to sing on your own than surrounded by a group of people. Also, a HUGE part of performing on the Close is the community, and zoom is obviously not the same vibe. We have had to adapt to a lot, but I definitely have hope for the future.”