A Look Back

  • Brett Cook
  • Samite
  • Alesandra Sziba
  • Hilary Scott
  • dancEnlight
  • Peter Bugg & Melissa McGurgan
  • Bread & Puppet Theater
  • Ted Efremoff
  • John Fedchock
  • Nathan Lewis
  • Kevin Van Aelst
  • Boromeo String Quartet
  • Jackson Berkey
  • Nadine Robinson
  • Ana and Ricardo Trillo
  • John Noelke
  • Anne Cubberly
  • Bryan Nash Gill
  • Troika Ranch
  • Nene Humphry
  • Byron Kim
  • Bill Logan
  • Jim Lee
  • Betye Saar
  • Allan Wexler
  • John Willis and Stephen Brown

List of 10 news stories.

  • Bolokada's Talking Drum

    Bolokada Conde’s residency at KO was marked with joy, exuberance, and energy.
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  • Shakespeare's Raucous Romance Bewitches Audience

    Classic Repertory Company (CRC), the New Reps educational outreach program, performed one of William Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies,  A Midsummer Night's Dream through the school’s Goodman Banks Series.
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  • Broadway Actress Addresses Assembly with Powerful Message

    Jackie Pisani
    Imagine a cross between the motivational speaking style of Tony Robbins and the triple threat chops of actress, dancer and singer Chita Rivera, and you’ll get the sense of the presence of Broadway and film actress Deidre Goodwin.
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  • A Grand Assembly for Swinging Music

    Jackie Pisani
    Jazz is as American as apple pie, and the New England Jazz Ensemble served up the KO students a savory, hip and inventive rendition of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as the Goodman Banks Visiting Artist Series on Friday morning.
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  • Animal Farm: Power Dynamics at Play

    As a follow up to the Form 2 summer reading for their history class, Classic Repertory Company (CRC), the New Rep’s educational outreach program, performed a 75-minute adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the classic novel about the evils of totalitarianism, for the entire Middle School.
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  • Maria Molteni

    Kingswood Oxford’s recent Goodman Banks Visiting Artist, Maria Molteni, visual, multimedia and video artist, explores the nexus of art, sports, feminism, and globalization and asks viewers to unpack the emotional power of symbols.
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  • Percussion Ensemble Pushes Musical Boundaries at Assembly

    If you thought that you could only play the piano by just touching the black and white keys, you’d be wrong.
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  • Brett Cook

    Artist and educator Brett Cook visited KO in October as the 2016-17 Goodman Banks speaker and artist-in-residence. Cook uses his creative practice to transform outer and inner worlds of being. 
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  • Alesandra Sziba

    During the week of April 4, 2016, photographer and multimedia artist Alesandra Sziba visited the KO campus as this year’s second Goodman Banks visiting artist and shared her work and experiences with the entire community.
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  • Samite

    On October 2, 2015 Roberts Theater came alive with the return of Ugandan native, flutist, composer, and storyteller Samite.
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With the Goodman Banks Series, students experience the creative process firsthand as they work with visual and performing artists from around the world. Through performances and master classes, artists share their techniques, processes, and creations with Middle and Upper School students who come to know life through the eyes of working artists.
The Series also sponsors trips to local arts venues, including The Bushnell, Hartford Stage Company, and the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Performing Artists-in-Residence

Working together, students and artists create original dance, music, and theatrical pieces. Recent collaborations include:

• Kingswood Oxford jazz musicians performed with Brazilian pianist Elaine Elias
• 6th graders learned traditional Chinese dance with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
• Kingswood Oxford students developed, performed, and taped a radio play with alum Adam Sullivan ‘87
• Students performed with violist, Martha Mooke

Visual Artists-in-Residence

Visiting visual artists create a project by posing a specific problem to students and initiating an artistic response. They work closely with students throughout the course of the residency and often return to campus to see an exhibition of the students’ work. Recent artists include:

• Anne Cubberly, sculptor
• Betye Saar, folk artist
• Jim Lee, painter
• Brett Cook, artist
• Maria Brito, assemblage artist

Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.
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