Newton South’s Spring Tertulia, an all-day dance, music and performance celebration in memory of former student Maxine Chansky, will take place on Thursday, April 12, in the Seasholes Auditorium. Parents are welcome to watch – there are reserved seats in the mezzanine. The event will also be live-streamed so that you can watch from home or office. To get to the livestream of the event, please click here.
The Spring Tertulia was conceived as a celebration of the arts in memory of South student Maxine Celeste Chansky, and in honor of her graduating class of 1999.
The event was sponsored by the Maxine Chansky Scholarship Fund, a gift from Maxine’s family, in conjunction with the Newton South Enrichment Program.
To honor Maxine’s joyous spirit, delight in the arts and love of cultural diversity, this occasion, taking place at NSHS and open to the entire student body, was intended to involve a performance in dance, music, drama, poetry and/or art.
In the fall of 1999 students and teachers at NSHS began to plan the first Tertulia, which took place May 26, 2000. Since Maxine loved dance it was thought fitting that a Dance Troupe be the centerpiece of this day. Ramón de los Reyes of the Spanish Dance Theater was invited to perform Flamenco. To really celebrate Maxine’s energy and spirit student performances were included. The Tertulia has continued to take place one day each spring at NSHS, and since its inception, has increasingly evolved as a showcase for the many talents of the Newton South community. If you have any questions, please email Tertulia Club advisor Viviana Planine.