Kim Bruno, artistic director of the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in downtown Los Angeles, known as Grand Arts High School, announced that the school has produced an original music video, “Dream It! Do It!” directed and choreographed by multiple award-winning director and choreographer Debbie Allen.
“Dream It! Do It!” will have its world premiere on Wednesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
The event will feature remarks from arts education leaders, including Mark Slavkin, director of arts education at The Wallis.
Bruno, former principal of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, conceived the project as a way to celebrate the lives of young artists pursuing their dreams.
“‘Dream it! Do it!’ inspires us to work together to ensure the arts thrive for future generations. It was exciting to collaborate with Ms. Allen on this project, which gave our students a way to share with the world the joy we create everyday at Grand Arts High School,” Bruno said.
The video was filmed on location at the school’s state-of-art $232 million campus and stars students from the Los Angeles school system. Allen enlisted the help of some of the top professionals in the film and television industry, including cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg, currently director of photography of ABC’s hit drama “Scandal.”
“Dream It! Do It!” is written by Norm (Thump) Nixon with musical direction by Grammy nominated composer Stormy Sacks; vocal arrangements by Angel Hart, vocal coach to music celebrities including Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.
The song was recorded in Ricky Minor’s Red Lotus Studio at Sunset Gower Studios. Kim Bruno produced the video.
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills.
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