Body Electric Lights Up The PAC

Emlie Anne Greaves and Marina Kopf perform a combination of dance and poetry.
Emlie Anne Greaves and Marina Kopf perform a combination of dance and poetry.
Almost everyone in the audience already knew just how talented Symone Stewart is.
Almost everyone in the audience already knew just how talented Symone Stewart is.
Tyler Gianchetta’s vocal performance while playing a dulcimer was an audience favorite.
Tyler Gianchetta’s vocal performance while playing a dulcimer was an audience favorite.
Left to right: Photomontage of Aren Kabarajian and Alaina Kiesel’s poetry readings.
Left to right: Photomontage of Aren Kabarajian and Alaina Kiesel’s poetry readings.
Victoria Rosa and Jessica Barhana performing a dance that flowed perfectly.
Victoria Rosa and Jessica Barhana performing a dance that flowed perfectly.
Left to right: Photomontage of Nikhil Bartolomeo and Kyle Henson’s poetry readings.
Left to right: Photomontage of Nikhil Bartolomeo and Kyle Henson’s poetry readings.
Nicole Cardascia, a junior, performed a striking dance set against the drama of the Lamplighters stage.
Nicole Cardascia, a junior, performed a striking dance set against the drama of the Lamplighters stage.
Left to right: Photomontage of Whitman English teachers Ms. Latko and Mr. Monti reading from a poetry selection.
Left to right: Photomontage of Whitman English teachers Ms. Latko and Mr. Monti reading from a poetry selection.
The talented Jess Malone, a senior,  has graced the PAC stage for years.
The talented Jess Malone, a senior, has graced the PAC stage for years.
Gabrielle Dukes and April Fallon were in perfect harmony.
Gabrielle Dukes and April Fallon were in perfect harmony.
Amanda Lund and Alexis Trench, both seniors, created a dance performance that the audience loved.
Amanda Lund and Alexis Trench, both seniors, created a dance performance that the audience loved.
Sophie Podhurst danced as Aniqa Raihan recited a poem, and Alexa Arthur played the piano.
Sophie Podhurst danced as Aniqa Raihan recited a poem, and Alexa Arthur played the piano.

Body Electric is an annual performance highlighting the incredible talent at Walt Whitman High School. Whether it’s poetry, music, or dance, students and teachers took to the stage to the delight of a packed Performing Arts Center on April 4th.

A special thanks goes out to Xanadu Editor-in-Chief Amelia Goodman, her editorial staff, and Xanadu advisor Mr. Joseph Pipolo for providing an innovative medium for the sharing of art, music, and literature, and to the many teachers and administrators who help cultivate and nurture our student artists. Excellent job Ms. Latko for emceeing the evening.

Please visit Whitman’s online literary magazine at: www.xanadulit.com to enjoy more of the rich and vibrant student writing, art, and music that was showcased at Body Electric.

Thanks also to Brandon Conklin, Bridgit McHale and the Lamplighters for their time and skill and to Mr. Vince D’Ulisse for his support.