RISE: THE PRESENTATIONS New York, 23-27 April 2019

Students from Branksome Hall Asia, an international girls school on Jeju Island, perform a presentation about a new musical, Rise, The story of a woman.

This presentation is a celebration of our young ESL cast’s achievements and an opportunity to enter into the world of the show, understand it’s origins, purpose and context, hear a selection of the songs and ask questions of the cast and creators.

30 min – a performed presentation, including songs from the show.

15 min – Q & A

RISE, The Story of a Woman. Book and Lyrics by Jessica Mór. Music by Emma Jay Ashton, Angela Lau and Jessica Mór. Directed for Branksome Hall Asia by La Mór.

Marymount NY

The 30 minute presentation we are bringing to you in New York is about a new musical called ‘Rise, The story of a woman’, which has been inspired by the history and culture of Jeju Island in South Korea. Students from Branksome Hall Asia, Jeju, will present information about the characters and the story of the play in between performing a selection of songs from the musical.

Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman Hall

Wednesday, 24th April, 1pm

Jeju is a small volcanic island that lies in the Korea Strait. The islands traditional community of fishermen, diving women and farmers has diversified in recent decades and become home to a growing international community. In 2006 development began on a ‘city’ of international schools which would provide an international education for Korean students. Branksome Hall Asia was the third school to open in the new Education City on Jeju in 2012. BHA is an all girls school that teaches the International Baccalaureate; its motto is, ‘Empowering Women’.

KASCT, 2073 State St, CT

Wednesday, 24th April, 5.30pm

In 2017 a request for a ‘meaningful and relevant’ script that could empower their senior school students, connect them to their culture and help them find their place in a global world was made by the Director of BHA’s IB Theatre programme which catalysed the Rise project. An international team of artists, from the UK, Portugal and Hong Kong were inspired by the landscape, myths and history of Jeju Island, together with the issues of the 21st century’s feminist movement, to fulfill this request.

KCS, The Chapel, 203-5 32nd Ave, Bayside

Friday, April 26th, 5.30pm

13 BHA students from grades 9-11 will arrive in New York on Monday 22nd April ready to present songs from ‘Rise – The Story of a Woman’. The RISE Tour will go to Connecticut University, the Korean American Society of Connecticut, The Nightingale-Bamford School, The United Nations International School in Manhattan, Marymount School, the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York and the Earth Arts Centre in Brooklyn. The RISE Tour is proudly sponsored by BHA’s PTA; thank you for helping us make this experience possible for our girls. Thanks must also go to the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools and Karen Jurjevich at Branksome Hall Canada.

EARTH ARTS CENTER, 936 Madison St, BKlyn

Saturday, April 27th, 8pm

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