By Grace Remmert, 11th Grade Shining Mountain Waldorf School
This year, the Shining Mountain Waldorf 11th grade German class put on a production of the “Bremer Stadtmusikanten,” a fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm in 1819. It is about four animals—a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster. All of the animals come from different backgrounds, but are all unwanted by their owners. Throughout the story, they all come together and realize that they love to sing. With this new found talent, they decide they want to travel to Bremen to become city musicians.
The 11th grade had three performances; one for the lower school, one for the high school, and one for the Boulder Valley Waldorf School. These performances were beneficial in helping us learn new vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and they were good practice speaking German for an audience. Overall, I enjoyed this opportunity to perform in German and felt it increased my knowledge of the language.
Watch the full performance here: