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12-12-2011, 09:17 AM
From DNAinfo.com (http://www.dnainfo.com/20111210/upper-west-side/dwight-school-students-interpret-tao-te-ching-new-play) by Della Hasselle:

A new play by the Upper West Side's Dwight School brings a little hip-hop and modern dance to the ancient Chinese text, the Tao Te Ching.

"The Way," directed by the school's theater director and New York City actor Terrence Christgau, is being performed through Sunday at the YMCA on 64th Street near Central Park West. It is the first play to use the verses of the Tao Te Ching in a Western setting with modern-day themes and struggles, according to Christgau.

"What you will see...is a global premiere of a play that is new in content and form and one that is left malleable so that any group whether educational or professional, from across the world, can mold the characters," Christgau said.

Christgau said the play takes up themes that reflect the philosophy of Tao Te Ching and philosopher Lao-tzu's poems, including the message that rigidity is not the same as strength.

To modernize the script, Christgau allowed the students to devise their own pieces, based on their own New York experiences, using twelve of the Tao Te Ching poems.

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Emily Glickman
02-28-2012, 05:13 PM
It's nice to read about what's happening at Dwight. A number of my international families recently have been very excited to apply. Like the UN School, Dwight has the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

For more about the IB: Best NYC Schools for International Students/ International Baccaurate (http://www.abacusmom.com/abacus_mom/2011/06/best-nyc-schools-for-international-students-nyc-schools-with-the-international-baccalaureate.html)

For more about international students: International Students Prefer NYC Private or Public School? (http://www.abacusmom.com/abacus_mom/2012/02/do-international-tranferees-prefer-nyc-public-or-private-schools.html)