“Metamorphosis,” an original work by students of the UMO School of Physical Arts, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Open Space for Arts & Community.
The performance is a benefit for the school, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Serving approximately 100 students annually, it offers classes in aerial, acrobatics, circus skills, parkour and more.
Many of the students who will perform on Saturday began taking classes at the UMO School when it first opened and are now about to graduate from high school, said Maria Glanz, an UMO Ensemble member.
“They have transformed in every way under the sun over the last decade, growing from tiny beginning movers to extraordinarily poised and talented aerialists, acrobats, clowns and performers,” she said. “‘Metamorphosis’ is their crowning achievement.”
Glanz added that she hopes islanders will turn out to see the students perform and also donate to the school, a place where the goal is to build strength and confidence while integrating play and individual creative expression.
Tickets, $10 for individuals and $20 for a family of four, are on sale at umoschool.brownpapertickets.com and the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, Glanz said, while also emphasizing that additional donations for the school will be solicited at the show.