Claflin University Intensive Residential Camp to Perform Romeo and Juliet, A Hip-Hop Affair

Jun 20, 2019
Claflin University is currently hosting its annual Claflin University Intensive (CUSAI) Residential Camp. Funded through the South Carolina Arts Commission's Arts Education Grant, the purpose of the program is to provide high-level artistic instruction to youth entering grades six through 10 in a college environment. The camp will conclude on Saturday, June 22, with a musical theater production of  Romeo and Juliet, A Hip-Hop Affair. The production will begin at 2:00 p.m. in W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
The camp participants are taking classes led by college professors in acting, art (textile design), dance, music (voice), and video production while preparing for the culminating musical theatre production. Participants are also mentored by college students majoring in one of the artistic disciplines.  
"The college students are encouraged to maintain relationships with their mentees beyond the camp in hopes that they will continue their journey to college and major in one the artistic disciplines studied during CUSAI," said Annette Dees Grevious, CUSAI program director and acting professor.  
Other professors teaching in the program are  Michael Fairwell (Video Production), Tabitha Ott (Art-Textile Design), and Cedric Rembert (Acting). Other teachers from Columbia High School include Jennifer Washington (Music) and owner of LaLa's Dance Academy, La'nequa Ferguson (Dance). College mentors are Tyler Benjamin (dance/music), Myles Coverson-Springs (dance), Nucreatia Gamble (acting), Lauryn Graham (art), Kenyanna Howard (Music), and Djimon Smith (video production).
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