Local School Utilizes CHAW Theatre for Holiday “Posada”
Waterfront Academy uses Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Space for performance
By Kate Oczypok
Waterfront Academy, a dual-immersion (Spanish and English) faith-based Montessori school hosted a posada to celebrate the Christmas season in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The school performed a traditional ritual reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem (the word posada means “lodging or accommodations” in Spanish). Performed just before Christmas, the schoolchildren invited family and friends to CHAW, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s theatre.
The 60-seat performance space hosts a wide range of recitals, performances, lectures and more throughout the year.
The children began their show with a few festive carols on the keyboard played by a few elementary aged students. Afterwards, the primary and elementary aged classrooms performed the posada. The students were eager to show their parents their months of hard work.
“The students did a great job and everyone seemed happy,” said Melissa Rohan, president and founder of Waterfront Academy. “This was our second year at CHAW and I am really grateful for this beautiful environment that our students got to use for their performance.”
Serving children 18 months through 8th grade, Waterfront Academy is a dual-immersion Spanish and English faith-based school. The school prepares children to be the next generation of leaders with an emphasis on charity and stewardship in the Catholic tradition. Their academically rigorous program follows the practices of Dr. Maria Montessori’s pedagogy and philosophy, emphasizing independence, problem-solving and cultural awareness.
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