Mercy is excited to work with Alonzo King LINES Community Programs in a partnership that includes a choreographic residency modeled after the principles of our Women in Performing Arts (WIPA) program.
"For the WIPA program at Mercy, this revised partnership brings new rigor and a deeper dive for students," explained Josh Ornelas, Co-Coordinator of the WIPA program. Our girls will get to work with three female artists who serve in the San Francisco Bay Area."
These artists will create a unique piece, with input from the WIPA dancers, for this Spring's VPA Festival. "This gives our students the unique opportunity to work alongside these professionals to develop more appreciation and a nuanced understanding of dance as a profession, the art of choreography and networking within the community," aid Mr. Ornelas.
In addition to hands on work, WIPA Dancers will attend a special field trip to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Center to view their program offerings and to take a master workshop in Contemporary Horton Technique with long time partner Victor Talledos.
Accompanied by Mercy's Concert Choir, students in Campus Ministry were the lay ministers of this year's school-wide Advent Liturgy of the Word on December 6. After the final blessing, the choir led the entire student body in singing Christmas carols to herald onto campus the spirit of the season.
Students enrolled in the Women in Science and Healthcare Special Program received First Aid and CPR training on campus on Monday, the day after Thanksgiving Break. Students learned that their new knowledge of CPR helps a person experiencing a cardiac event gain precious time. Their ability to perform CPR and knowing how to use an AED now enables each to provide life-saving care in a range of emergencies.
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