Bainbridge has talent, lots of it!
That’s why Arts & Humanities Bainbridge one year ago launched Bainbridge Talent Showcase on Currents to celebrate the island’s young performers. Each month we post videos sharing the amazing talents of ballerinas, vocalists, musicians and more.
The Arts & Humanities team, which produces Currents, has been excited to offer a virtual stage to these young stars. When the pandemic shut down live recitals, we wanted to create another venue for the island’s talented young residents to share their performances. And we’ve been wowed by their skills and energy and artistry. For me, it’s been a special pleasure to open Currents and click on the latest Showcase feature and sit back and be entertained by such outstanding young singers, dancers, actors and musicians. And it’s free!
Those of us helping to produce the Talent Showcase also are wowed by the incredible teachers on Bainbridge who have helped train these young stars. Each Talent Showcase posting includes the names of the performers’ teachers and links to their profiles.
As we look back over all the Talent Showcase videos and plan ahead for more, we hope you also will enjoy watching and applauding your talented young neighbors. Don’t be surprised one day to see them on the big screen or at Benaroya Hall.
If you are interested in more information on how to participate in the Talent Showcase, contact the Currents editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Here is an anniversary roundup of Talent Showcase performances. We hope you enjoy!
Stephanie Reese vocalists offer a virtual recital
Ballerina Chloe B. dances “Eine Kleine Feather Duster,” part of program by Bainbridge Dance Center teacher Whitney Mayer for students to create their own story ballets.
Marsh Family band performs “Crystallize” with Coral Marsh, 11, on violin; Julian Marsh, 13 ,on keyboard and their mom Tracie on upright bass and dad Terry on drums.
Heidi Krause sings “Ah, Je veux vivre,” from Romeo and Juliet, accompanied by her piano teacher, Elissa Hust.
Elise & Lucas of Jackson X, trained by Stephanie Reese.
“Dying Swan” staged by Sara Cramer for her beginning level pointe students Amelia Molendijk, Hannah Bounketh, Camille Heidemann, and Abigail Huck.
The Bainbridge Youth Choir performs “Bhombela,” a traditional South African Zulu song
Olivia Opalski: https://www.bainbridgecurrents.com/stories/bainbridge-talent-showcase/olivia-opalski-all-i-want-by-olivia-rodrigo/
White Winter Hymnal
Katja and Arianna Hord share with us their performance of “Little did you know”
Joseph Tappen plays Elégie by Gabriel Fauré
LINDA KRAMER JENNING is a veteran journalist who taught at Georgetown University and worked for national magazines before moving to Bainbridge Island in 2017. She currently is a regular contributor to PostAlley.org and is on the board of AHB.