Music from Bach to Beyonce provided the soundtrack to a joyous journey exploring the past, present and future of dance in performances by our talented Performing Arts students on 15th and 16th June.
This was the final major dance project assembled by our second year National Diploma students Emma Zabrocky, Leah Belcher, Jodie Bloomer, Donica Kelly, Stephanie George, Naomi Bentley-Clark and Stanzi Keighley. Original choreography, performed with passion, demonstrated how far our students had come as they prepare to leave us. The students also created a timeline showing the songs chosen with cultural and world events from the same period.
Leah explained, "We chose the theme so that we could show the contrast between different styles of dance and we did a lot of reseach.We selected the music and did all the choreography on all but two numbers, which the first year studnets did." Jodie added, "It was a good way of showcasing all the different styles and techniques we had learned."
The show also featured performances from our first year students. The diverse range of choreography and mood can be seen from the music they chosen for each section.
The Past was represented by Pachelbel's Canon by Bach; The Charleston by the Temperance Seven; The House of the Rising Sun by The Animals; Sunshine Superman by Donovan; Over Under Sideways Down by The Yardbirds; Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham; Maniac by Michael Sembello and Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson.The Present featured the tracks No Scrubs by TLC; Spice Up Your Life and Viva Forever by The Spice Girls; Pray, Could It Be Magic and Relight My Fire by Take That; Wonderwall by Oasis; For My People by Missy Elliot; Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie Minogue; If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears; Just Dance by Lady GaGa and Halo by Beyonce Knowles. The Future featured a range of futuristic sounds.