The Dual Language Project started in 2010 as a collaboration between The Watermill Center and the Southampton Intermediate School’s 5th and 6th grade Dual Language students. The Program brings students and teachers together with professional artists to create original performance works in both English and Spanish. The students learn stories from Spanish-speaking cultures, and create sets and costumes to perform at the school and at The Watermill Center.
2015 – 375: Our story, our history/ Nuestra historia, somos la historia. 2015’s theme commemorated the 375th Anniversary of Southampton with Memoirs in English, poems in Spanish, a song rewritten in Spanish to represent the heritage of our students. The students worked with Southampton Intermediate School Teachers Ellen Martin, Kerry Palumbo, and David Riley; Watermill Teaching Artists Makram Hamdan and Andrea Cote; and Artist-in- Residence Helene Patarot to create a multi-media experience for the audience. Click here to view photos from the event.
2013 – Popo and Ixy. The 5th and 6th grade Dual Language Program, taught by Kerry Palumbo and Ellen Martin, returned for their fourth project with us. With the program founders, Maria Pessino and Makram Hamdan, The students staged a version of the Aztec legend throughout the building and grounds. Click here to view photos from the event.
2012 – Don Quixote. The 6th grade Dual Language Program, taught by Kerry Palumbo and Ellen Martin, returned for their third project with us. With the program founders, Maria Pessino and Makram Hamdan, The students staged a version of Don Quixote throughout the building and grounds. Click here to view photos from the event.
2011 – Call It Courage. 34 students worked with Watermill staff and artists to transform their reading assignment into a dramatic performance throughout the building and site using objects from the collection. Presented in both Spanish and English, this was the first time Watermill worked directly with teachers to realize their curriculum alongside artistic process. Click here to view photos from the event.
2010 – Give It A Voice. The project employed object-based learning and workshops with Artists-in-Residence to produce creative written work.
If you are interested in receiving more information about The Watermill Center’s educational programs, please contact Andrea Cote at email@example.com.
The Watermill Center’s Education Programs engage children as artists in their own right. Your gift will make a lasting impact on future artists, performers, researchers and students who come to The Watermill Center to learn and create.