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Student Play Honors Overcoming ‘Inner Dragons’



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Housatonic Valley Waldorf School students celebrated a Michaelmas festival on October 1 by acting in a play, hosted annually at the school for the event.

The short play shares the legend of St Michael, “the mythical dragon-slayer,” according to a description about the event. “Michael’s legend symbolizes the autumnal resurgence of human strength, willpower, and striving to overcome our inner dragons — laziness, greed, doubt, fear of the future — who may have crept over us unnoticed during summer’s dreamy warmth and forgetfulness.”

Every September and October the school honors the Michaelmas festival with songs, games, and the play.

A celebration was held for early childhood classes on September 29. A few days later the older grades participated in the play, an annual game, and the fifth grade organized an obstacle course.

Education Reporter Eliza Hallabeck can be reached at eliza@thebee.com.

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School students perform on October 1 in a play celebrating Michaelmas and the legend of St Michael “the mythical dragon-slayer.” —Bee Photo, Hallabeck
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