Our archival videos are an eclectic group of clips, giving a glimpse of some of the video in the BFS Archives. Please be aware that the BFS video collection is incomplete and that some music has been muted due to the usage of 3rd party copyright material. More videos will be added as they are transferred, provided they may be shared.

Forward to the Past
Full version of the 1989 original musical about the history of Brooklyn Friends School, 
featuring a cast which includes BFS students, parents, faculty and friends. The beginning
and ending of this video contain pre- and post-performance footage.

"A Truly Phenomenal Woman" - Dance Concert 1989

Set to the poem "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

"Raw Material: an improvisation" Dance Concert 1999

Music: Bandole by Shastro

Due to 3rd party copyright material, music has been muted

"Step By Step" - Dance Concert 2004

Step performance

"Lamba" a traditional dance from Mali - Dance Concert 1998

Live drumming and singing

"Let The Sun Shine In" - Dance Concert 1996

Music: Aquarius from the film Hair

Due to 3rd party copyright material, music has been muted

Mystery Music Concert

Live performance of Equinox by John Coltrane

Year as yet unidentified, please assist by emailing

The song "Shy" from the 1988 BFS musical "Once Upon A Mattress"

The "Mood Indigo" scene from the 1989 BFS original musical "A Small Cabaret"

Dick and Ruby's "It's You" duet from the Friday, March 6, 1987 
performance of the BFS Middle School musical Dames at Sea

A short clip from the 1987 BFS Upper School musical production of The Robber Bridegroom
followed by another short clip of director Phil Bratnober speaking to the cast at the lovely cast party

A BFS production of 1989, Forward to the Past is set in the far distant future, when 
the alien T.E. visits BFS and learns a bit about its history. 
This excerpt contains the finale and curtain call.

A short film by BFS students about Raku, the Japanese pottery technique, as explored 
in a special minimester class taught by ceramics teacher Ellen Kahan, Winter 1999.

Janet Villas, BFS Middle and Upper School science teacher and past athletic director, 
singing the Star Spangled Banner at the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Game on January 14, 1993

Licensing issues mean this 1992 Dance Concert video has no sound.
Singing along is an option - it's The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction."

This 1986 Dance Concert clip gives an idea of what 27 years can do to VHS. 
Original music was used in this piece, so no licensing issues.

Perhaps the greatest voicemail I have ever received, from Martin Norregaard in July, 2010