Building community at the Canadian Academy, Kobe

20 April 2021

ISTA member school Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan wanted to change up student learning. With the pandemic continuing on Head of Arts and middle school teacher Kristyn Art had a vision on how she could add a little creative disruption to her student’s school life with an after-school 8 week artist in residency project with ISTA artist Shane Jones.

Together, Shane and Kristyn and her middle school students developed a Verbatim movement piece that focused on the concept of community and on student discoveries through devised theatre.

Watch our Meet our members interview with Kristyn as she shares about the AiR project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zhRvZhRaMM

Hear directly from a student who participated in this event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUHGBl6yLqQ

And watch the student’s final culminating performance here