10th grader William Ramstein served as a French interpreter for Moïse Touré’s visit in February 2013.
Renowned French Director Moïse Touré Launches Awaiting Dawn Project
Over the course of the first week of February, renowned French director Moïse Touré met with students, teachers and parents from all evels of the school. His visit, which included planning, brainstorming and informational sessions, was the first step in Awaiting Dawn, an interdisciplinary artistic project that will
extend through the 2013-2014 academic year. Moïse Touré’s visit culminated in a vibrant reception and conversation with the wider community at the Dennis Gallagher
Arts Pavilion. Faculty and students joined Moïse onstage
in the Kahn Family Theater to share the project’s themes
and process with parents and local artists.
Awaiting Dawn is an ambitious exploratory project,
which brings together faculty, students, parents and visiting artists. Under Moïse’s direction, it explores the connections between art, education and society, and in both
the process and the product, it seeks new possibilities for
artistic expression, educational exploration and commu-nity-building in the framework of a 21st-century school.
To take on this challenge, the starting point is a criti-
cal and creative “conversation” with Ancient Greece, the
birthplace of western theater, education and democracy.
By looking back to these origins, we can better gauge
where we have come from and probe where we are