The Body Electric- A Celebration of the Arts

Senior Caroline Tomaselli, a celebrated member of our dance program, uses dramatic lighting and perfect form to capture the audience.
Senior Caroline Tomaselli, a celebrated member of our dance program, uses dramatic lighting and perfect form to capture the audience.
We’ve been entertained by Whitman junior Alexander Carlin since he was a freshman and his creative talent is second to none.
We’ve been entertained by Whitman junior Alexander Carlin since he was a freshman and his creative talent is second to none.
The multi-talented Mark Theodore Meneses is at home in front of an audience.
The multi-talented Mark Theodore Meneses is at home in front of an audience.
Chris Feustel on guitar and Jacob Goldstein’s lyrics highlight their talent.
Chris Feustel on guitar and Jacob Goldstein’s lyrics highlight their talent.
Adam Meskill, like many of our poets, uses his smart phone to read the poem he created.
Adam Meskill, like many of our poets, uses his smart phone to read the poem he created.
Musicians left to right: Daniel Alivio, Matt Cusumano and Isaac Renderos filled the PAC with the cool sounds of smooth jazz.
Musicians left to right: Daniel Alivio, Matt Cusumano and Isaac Renderos filled the PAC with the cool sounds of smooth jazz.
While listed as poetry, Shannon McHale gave a spoken word performance that had students on their feet.
While listed as poetry, Shannon McHale gave a spoken word performance that had students on their feet.

Please join in congratulating all of the talented students and faculty who performed in this year's Body Electric celebration. Whether it’s poetry, music, art or dance, students and teachers took to the stage to the delight of a packed Performing Arts Center. This unique combination of music, performance, fine arts, and literature demonstrated the very finest creativity that our South Huntington schools have to offer.

Congratulations to the following performers, in order of appearance:

Act I: Adam Meskill (poetry); Cosette Brazeau (poetry), Melissa Shaiman (poetry); John Murphy (poetry); Alexander Carlin (music); Ally Gottesman (poetry); Taninna Oukacine (poetry); Lila Amin (poetry), Vito Monti (poetry); Mark Theodore Meneses (poetry); Caroline Tomaselli (dance).

Act II:  Jacob Goldstein and Chris Feustel (music); Shannon McHale (poetry); Jonathan Brigati (poetry); Joshua Berger (poetry); Daniel Alivio, Matt Cusumano and Isaac Renderos (music); James Reilly (poetry); Michael Morck (poetry); Laura Altieri (poetry); and Kimberly Latko (poetry).

Special thanks to: The Lamplighters for their talent and skill in making the night possible; to Shannon McHale for her invaluable assistance; to Mr. Murphy, Mr. Varlamos, Dr. Muller, Mrs. Grady and our custodial staff for their support; to the Xanadu staff and advisor Joseph Pipolo for providing innovative media for the sharing of art, music and literature; and to our many teachers and staff who cultivate and nurture our student artists.

Please visit Whitman’s online literary magazine at www.xanadulitmag.com to enjoy more rich and vibrant student writing, art and music.

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