During May we had the Dance Drama showcase evening in the PAC and I would like to congratulate all of the staff and students involved for providing an excellent night of entertainment.
The Year 9 drama class started the show with a thoughtful and engaging piece called ‘Uniting Our Differences’ which was developed from stimulus material for the Drama Victoria festival. The students acknowledged both the wrongs done to our Indigenous people and looked to a better future as well as combining the different cultures that make Australia great.
The Year 11 Theatre Class presented excerpts from Louis Nowra’s “Cosi “, a very funny play set in the 70’s about a university student trying to direct a group of patients from a local institution. Kevin Vuu playing Roy was very impressive and Najma brought the house down with her monologue of how the cat set the house on fire.
Then the Year 12 class did a shortened version of “The Play That Goes Wrong” by Lewis, Sayer and Shields, a murder mystery farce set in Haversham Manor. From Daniel’s opening lighting problems to the very end, the audience was in stitches but my favourite scene was the one where they dragged Eden out of the window while pretending nothing was happening. Both pieces were directed by students, Brody, Helia and Mason who did a great job.
After Interval it was the turn of the dancers who were all entertaining. We started with the Year 10 dance class ensemble followed by Outer Urban Projects. Special mention go to Gorgio and Harry in year 7 as they did their first breakdance solo. Kaitlyn’s tap was brilliant, our young choreographers Chloe and Chelsea were very nervous with Shakira Newell performing fabulously for the first time. Several of the year 10’s performed their own choreography and Mia Zuccala did a lovely lyrical solo before we finished with Eden Chan and Olivia Moyses beautiful VCE skills solo routines.
Congratulations to all the technical crew Laura, Oskar, Adam and Vitale who ran the sound and lighting as well as a huge thank you to Miss Rossini and Mr Wilson for their work in preparing the students for the show and to Mr Sirianni for front of house.
A fabulous night.
Miss Wilson Arts KLA Leader.