The Vancouver Youth Slam Team is made up of Mike Johnston, Erin Kirsh, Shayna Virginillo, Mo Lawrence, and myself. Stay tuned for videos from our feature!
I am off-key and off-beat
Let us waltz like dactylic meter
Your words play my strings
Speak like a harp
Let’s kiss loud like violins coming in
You are my resolution
Dance a little bit
Everyone’s watching now
And you’ve held bedroom rehearsals
In your underwear
Your whole life
After practicing and editing for a bit, I came up with this, something to balance me talking to you and appropriate for the event page. Ha!
Speak is a chance for the students to showcase talents that go beyond the classroom. It is run by students, for students. Everyone has a “voice” to offer to the school and the world, whether through words, music, dance, theatre, sign language, or any other means of expression you can think of. It was inspired by “jam sessions” friends would have in basements, garages, and bedrooms. Here, it was extra-curricular show and tell: fun, talent-filled, and interactive. Amazingness that no one really knew existed was drawn out of every one. We intended it to become a school-wide jam session. It did, and as long as there are students, will continue to be.
Hope that helps! I`ll be there :D