Springtime at EV brings culture galore

As the school year winds down, performance season heats up, and anyone who says there’s nothing to do around Everett just ins’t paying attention.
From drama to dance, music, comedy and Japanese culture, there was something going on almost every night at Everett in the last couple of weeks.
Everett Dance Company
The Everett Dance Company concert included many solos, duos, trios and many group numbers. Most choreography was created by the students, while Dance Director Karen Knabel created some pieces as well.
Many parents, family, friends, staff members and students came out to show Company their support. Some students were looking forward to seeing the different types of costumes the dancers would be wearing and what styles of dances they would be performing.
“For me, I really can’t wait to see the types of costumes the dancers wear,” said junior Kristian Vanderwarden
For junior Monique Trigo being a part of company means the world to her.
Dance company is more than just a class we are all like a big lovable family and it means the world to me to get to see the most amazing characters and personalities daily,” said Trigo.
Hanami Festival
The Hanami festival is a festival in Japan celebrating the cherry blossom blooming. Everett’s Japanese students celebrated this event, as well.
“We celebrate this event because its a major holiday in Japan,” said senior Jocelyn Murchison
Students in the Japanese class look forward to this festival.
“I like the festival, we get to put on skits and bring food and other things,” said Murchison.
Dance, Art and Dessert
For 20 years the dance and art department at Everett has hosted the Dance, Art and Dessert event, a chance for students to showcase their talents. Attendance to the event rises every year and is becoming more popular and diverse.
“We do this to have all the classes and students come together as one and show off what they can do well,” said art teacher Pam Collins.
The two-day event, held in Everett’s large and small auditoriums, features a wide variety of desserts, art and dance routines. Many students come to enjoy the desserts and see their friends perform.
“It turned out to be really amazing and kind of blew my mind,” said junior Tapara Simmons.
Band Concert
This year, the symphonic band welcomed teachers and parents of band members to perform with them during the piece “Festive Overture.”
“This idea was inspired because “Festive Overture” is a very hard piece,”said Band director Ben Baldwin. “ I knew a couple teachers and parents who were former band nerds and put it all together.”
The teachers and parents playing in the May concert include math teachers Deb Carl, Frank Purdy, and Josh Morris, Symphonic band intern Chris Jalilevand and his fiancee Jessica Poth, Baldwin’s wife Sabrina Baldwin, parents Tony Lewis, Dave Matchette, and Chris Muthel.
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the dark story of a man who seeks revenge on the one who falsely accused him, received high praise from many attendees. “The play was really good,” said junior TaPara Simmons. “They did a great job portraying the story.”
The musical, which was made into a movie a few years ago starring Johnny Depp, shows how Todd ends up killing people in his old barber shop, where the corpses are turned into meat pies by shop owner Mrs. Lovett.
The sound of people laughing echoed the halls of Everett on Tuesday night. The annual stand up comedy event at Everett, kicked off its sixth year with special guest Evan Pinsonnault, WLNS morning news anchor. One of his bits, portaying the cast of Seinfeld as if they were a TV news crew, had the crowd rolling.
“I had a lot of fun doing the LOL-a-Thon and making people laugh,” said junior Almer Dzananovic.

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