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Pavilion Spotlight: James and the Giant Peach

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Each step is choreographed. Each line delivered with the utmost confidence.

The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts is at it again. This time telling the story of James and the Giant Peach.

"I was really excited about getting this role. I didn't know much about it. I remember reading it back in school," said Adam Greenfield.

Greenfield has immersed himself into the character of James, who goes on a mystical journey with his friends.

"You grow character. You make new friends. You're not afraid to be yourself here. Nobody judges you for who you are," said Greenfield.

In an age of technology, the Washington Pavilion truly believes in the power of performance.

"Theater is one of those rare art forms that kids can get excited about that encourages interpersonal communication," said Rose Ann Hofland, the director of the Community Learning Center. "So, our kids are really great communicators. They learn to collaborate with others. They're having to really work together. And, they're learning respect through the process too."

If you're interested in seeing DAPA's performance of James and the Giant Peach, click on this link:

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