"Collage" will take place Friday, Sept. 25 with musical performances, theatrical and dance presentations, readings, visual artwork, and more.
For the first time, friends of Interlochen Center for the Arts around the world can enjoy Interlochen Arts Academy’s traditional fall showcase of student performances and artwork virtually. "Collage" will be livestreamed on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at live.interlochen.org and on Facebook.
As in previous years, "Collage" will showcase student work from across the Academy’s arts disciplines: creative writing, dance, film & new media, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. This year, with the Interlochen campus closed to the public as part of the Academy’s rigorous COVID-19 Fall Re-Entry Plan, Interlochen’s professional production staff will pre-record more than 25 student presentations and livestream them as part of "Collage." The program will begin with live remarks by Trey Devey, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Camille Colatosti, Provost.
The Academy resumed in-person instruction this fall with over 540 students enrolled. Health and safety measures led by Interlochen’s COVID-19 and Campus Health Task Forces include regular COVID-19 testing for all Interlochen employees and students, mandatory face coverings and physical distancing, and moving up the start of the Academy year to maximize the number of instructional days before flu season. Several weeks before classes began, students, faculty, and staff were asked to adhere to the Interlochen Community Pledge to help keep the Interlochen campus safe.
"The discipline and flexibility our young artists have shown during this unprecedented fall is extraordinary," said Devey. "Thanks to their unwavering commitment to their craft and to the health and safety of the Interlochen community, the inspiration of ‘Collage’ will be shared with audiences far and wide."
To further minimize the risk of exposure to the virus, students are utilizing unconventional classrooms across Interlochen’s 1,200-acre campus, including ballet barres on tennis courts, rehearsal spaces in parking lots, and practice huts that are usually reserved for Interlochen Arts Camp.