Tigers in Trenton performance of ODUS Arts groups at Trenton Central High School
On Friday, February 10, ODUS and Trenton Arts at Princeton co-sponsored "Tigers in Trenton!" a performing arts showcase, at Trenton Central High School (TCHS). Four ODUS Arts groups—diSiac, Quipfire, Old NasSoul, and DoroBucci—sang, danced, and brought on the laughs for an audience of students from the TCHS Visual and Performing Arts Academy. DoroBucci closed out the showcase by hosting a dance competition featuring several Trenton students, most of them members of the school's outstanding dance department. Afterwards, the Princeton student performers hosted an informal "talkback" with the audience.
The next morning, members of DoroBucci returned and led a workshop with Trenton Youth Dancers. Most of the students taking part were in the audience the previous day and showed delight at the opportunity to work with Princeton students more closely, and learn several African dance routines.
Trenton Arts at Princeton (TAP) coordinates co-curricular arts engagement activities in Trenton, with a particular focus on the public schools. Its mission is to build a multidisciplinary community of artists across Trenton and Princeton University through student leadership and volunteer opportunities, youth programming, community performances, and more. TAP is a collaboration between the Department of Music, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
ODUS is grateful for all of the partners at Princeton, Trenton Central High School, and the Trenton Arts at Princeton Program Manager, Lou Chen ‘19, and TCHS-VPA Teacher Leader, Andrew Seabert, for their leadership and support for this event.