“Lost in Space” Is Out of This World

When an intergalactic portal is opened between the galaxy Andromeda and the Milky Way, a lowly team of satellite repairmen must battle black holes, aliens and asteroid fields to overcome a menacing threat to planet Earth. When the dreaded Cyborgs enter the portal to claim the Milky Way for themselves, the fate of planet Earth is placed in the hands of the most unlikely of heroes: an engineer named Sparkie, a day-dreamer who loves to gaze longingly into space. Will planet Earth be saved? And will Sparkie really discover the truth about what lies beyond the stars?

View more photos of Lost in Space in our Zenfolio album.

Over the past several years, the NIST Music Department has built a reputation for creating entirely original and top-notch musical productions. From the Time Traveling Tuk Tuk to Supernova!, they have delighted NIST audiences with creative stories, catchy tunes, and amazing sets and costumes. Writers, producers and NIST teachers Craig Chambers and Mark Bourgeois carried on the tradition this year with Lost in Space, a story that took our community into the far reaches of the universe.

Featuring a record-breaking number of elementary students—over 250 in total—the show played to a packed theatre on all three nights in which it ran, with tickets having sold out almost immediately upon going on sale. The reason for the demand was clear when the lights dimmed. From the costuming and lighting to the amazing makeup, supported by our very own NIPTA and parent volunteers, the show rivaled professional productions in quality and entertainment.

With so many successes, and such a large number of young talents in the school, the only question remaining is where they will go next. We’ve gone to the stars and back, and our community is excited to see where we be transported in the coming years!

Performer David Pereira to Visit NIST

In conjunction with the International Peace Foundation, NIST will welcome world-renowned dancer, aerial artist and model David Pereira from 6-7 May. Widely recognized from his 2013 appearances on France’s Got Talent, David will conduct three performances for NIST students, followed by Q & A sessions. Taking his talents into the classroom, he will also conduct workshops for arts and PE students throughout his time at the school.

Beyond his talents on the stage, David has worked to further humanitarian efforts such as the IPF, including its mission to “facilitate and strengthen dialogue and communication to promote understanding and trust”. As a speaker in IPF’s 5th ASEAN event series “Bridges: Dialogues Towards a Culture of Peace”, he aims to help others gain an understanding of the connections between the arts and dialogue. Through artistic expression, we bridge cultural divides and offer others a window into our unique perspectives.


Biography (from davidpereirart.com)

David Pereira (1990) born in Vigo/Spain. At the age of 12 he started his artistic journey, from the hand of classical ballet. He did it for 2 years then he decided to stop ballet for a while. He wanted to see what is out there for him in the world of sports, acrobatic sports to be precise. During 4 years of training and competing. David has been Spanish champion, 5 consecutive years in a row, with one of them being champion of the Spanish cup (junior). When he was 18 he had the opportunity to do a casting for an event with Cirque Du Soleil which he passed. There, on stage, he found the place where his soul belongs to.

Inspiring people and create feelings in his audience with his art is David’s main goal. With his own and unique style there’s not another artist like David Pereira. David is a member of Base Berlin, a collaboration of young artists in the areas of dance, theatre, film, photography, and especially acrobatics. Within this platform he creates some of his performances which he performs all over the world, in the best theaters, galas and all kind of events.

Instrumental Music Recitals End the Year with Style

 

NIST-Contemporary-Music-RecitalThe performing arts at NIST have steadily evolved over the past few years, adding new features and events regularly. Based on the wonderful performances of our students in the final events of this year, our instrumental music recitals have achieved new heights! Over the last two consecutive Mondays, performers from the NIST Instrumental Music Programme provided us with an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music performances, all of which were well-received by the audiences.

In addition to the performances, many students were presented with their ABRM and Trinity College exam awards. Students who were unable to attend the recitals didn’t miss out on being applauded, as they received their awards from Head of School James MacDonald in a small, personal presentation ceremony. For more photos of the classical and contemporary recitals, as well as the ABRSM and Trinity award presentation, visit our Zenfolio albums:

Classical Recitals

Contemporary Recitals

ABRSM and Trinity certificates presentation