About How Does The Journey End?
The Dance Program at County Prep High School in Jersey City celebrates its 20th annual concert with a student produced dance film, How Does the Journey End?. In response to the events of the past year, students redirected their attention to using movement as a tool for storytelling in film. Students conceived of the show’s theme, and also choreographed, filmed, and edited the work. The hour-long film offers an important perspective on how our youth are experiencing the pressures and unrest of today’s world. This show, co-directed by the senior class, tells the stories of our diverse group of students and the ways their lives are affected by today’s society.
This playlist is a compilation of songs that address topics that are important to our dance students: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5AsNONzNmHzWOZIWxnlkS1
Brief Q&A with the student artistic directors each night after the film: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76450390016?pwd=Z3RPK0lSSG5HVlVuaU8wdWlENGNidz09
County Prep Dance presents
How Does The Journey End?
The Twentieth Annual Dance Concert: A Dance Film
Directed by Heather Warfel Sandler
Artistic Directors: Kelly Nguyen, Ebony Freeman, Paul Osanya, & Sasha Johnson
Conceived by the Senior Dance Class
Choreography, Filmography, & Editing by Kelly Nguyen, Ebony Freeman, Sasha Johnson, Nadeen Farag, Isabella Colon, Arianna Rodriguez, with dancers & Ms.Warfel
Additional Filmography by Crisostomo Damian & Leian Macapagal
Animation by Kelly Nguyen
Dance IV: Kelly Nguyen, Ebony Freeman, Sasha Johnson, Nadeen Farag,
Casandra Landry, Paul Osanya, Valerie Pedraza
Dance III: Isabella Colon, Arianna Rodriguez,
Charlene Domingo, Liana Cotto, Kassandra Esparra
Dance II: Destiny Figuereo, Chelsea Mugambe, Naomi Bayas,
Karla Infante, Paljor Thakuri, Miguelfi Guzman
Dance I: Alissa Colon, Leila Faringthon, LeaMarye Flores, Eduardo Larios,
Hetaben Patel, Yasira Pineda, Tristan Sanderlin, Taren Bryant, Britteny Steen
Walk with me...
Music by Roger Robinson
Written, Filmed, Choreographed, & Edited by Ebony Freeman
Music by Pretty Little Fears
Performed by LeaMarye, Karla, Liana, & Paul
Choreographed by Isabella Colon
Filmed & Edited by Crisostomo Damian
Music by Ludovico Einaudi
Performed by Isabella, Arianna, Yasira, Leila, & Sasha
Music by Jlin
Created & Performed by Dance I & II
Directed by Ms.WarfelSandler
Music by Leslie Odom Jr.
Performed by dancers, parents, & teachers
What Shouldn’t I Be?
Choreographed & Edited by Sasha Johnson
Music by Sampha
Performed by Chelsea, Liana, Isabella, Alissa, & Kelly
Choreographed by Arianna Rodriguez
Filmed & Edited by Leian Macapagal
Music by Shawn Mendes
Performed by Tristan & Charlene
Look Through, Look At
Choreographed & Edited by Nadeen Farag
Sound by Adam Roa
Performed by Eduardo, Kassie, & Charlene
Out The Box
Choreographed, Filmed, & Edited by Kelly Nguyen
Music by BTS
Performed by Naomi & Destiny
Too Many Times
Music by Machinedrum
Choreographed & Performed by Dance IV
*This piece is dedicated to the memory of those who could not make it back home...
Music by Mary Watkins
Choreographed & Directed by Dance III with Ms.Warfel
Performed by Dance III
Music by Leon Bridges
Performed by the cast
Instructors: Heather Warfel Sandler, Katelyn Halpern, Madelyn Eltringham
Guest Teaching Artist: Paul Pinto
Thank you to County Prep Principal Barbara Mendolla, Assistant Principal William Mattei, Superintendent Amy Lin-Rodriguez, County Prep Office and Admissions staff, Security, Technology, and Maintenance.
Thank you to the parents and teachers who participated in this work.
County Prep High School
For more about our program, visit countyprepdance.org