Since September 2022 they have started the development of Rebels of Rock where students from seventh to twelfth grade will be on stage.
The development of creativity is a key element in teaching GI school, both art and music are part of the educational DNA. The various activities that are created promote culture and identity, not only in the region, but also in the nation.
This semester 5th edition of the musical will take place, a production in which students and teachers will stand in “Rebels Rock”. The team, led by Jody Geitz, an American doctor with a long career in education, is made up of students from the seventh to the twelfth grade, who were doing their projects from September 2022, and who were chosen through an open call auditions; the following tradition- 5 years where the art, music and talent of our students will present a new production.
To highlight these 5 years of artistic production in GI, it is important to mention that the idea came from some level of students from the year 2016-2017, and that it was undoubtedly born under the theme of Rock On, the music. many lessons and challenges, including educating the community about the importance of a good, attentive and respectful show that takes into account the size of the work, to put on the appearance in this way. After this musical, The Addams Family, Mamma Mía- La Nuestra and Wonka: Sweet Adventure were presented, which left wonderful messages in the community.
About the new musical, Jody Geitz shows that it is based on the School of Rock, a project on Broadway, among the most famous streets of New York and known throughout the world for shows, even in theaters, starring Jack Black. In the school of GI, this has been a long way that will leave its students with a great sense of belonging, which strives to offer quality work. This great work involves a huge production machine, where part of the communications staff, the physical plant, and the designers work to make this dream come true.
“The script has been written precisely for the audience of the GI School, the show is characterized by the fact that its topics are in English and Spanish, so that everyone who is present can understand the presentation,” the musical director declared.
What is this argument?
Jody chose the theme of rock, not only for the students, but also for one of the bands of this kind that the school has and has been active for years.
“Here we have many resources with which the best music can be developed. The members of the band did not participate in this type of work despite the fact that they live. This year I wanted to do something different, to have those guys on stage and that this is the best show in the public hook”, the director of the music he said.
Sofía Ospina Santos will star as Mackenzie Floyd, the main character who has arrived at a very traditional school, as she indicates, she will be the prefect “in the break of that order”.
The eleventh grade student expressed that “music has always been a part of my life, this art was present in my family and in my school, last year I was in the musical Wonka: it was a sweet adventure and an opportunity for my further creativity. skills. He loves music, but it’s just a practice I am not to bear fruit.
Martín Ochoa Palacios plays Zack Morrison, a bored, neglected student who wants to be understood. In real life he is one of the members of the rock formation and his first experience in music.
“I find it very interesting because I love music and it’s very different from what we’ve experienced before in school, integrating hands with acting.”