Some of our Primary students have out done themselves this week with their adaptability, creativity and resilience when taking part in the European Performing Arts Festival.
Rehearsals started with Mr Blake Parham and Mr. Chris Ernest, one of our Julliard dance teachers, who put the performers through their paces, learning all about stage blocking, dance routines and getting to grips with learning a part of a play in a very short time.
By the time I took over, with the help of Ms Magda, the children were a well organised and enthusiastic theatre company. Sudden school closures had meant that the performers had to be very adaptable and take on multiple roles as they filled in the gaps with style and grace.
TBS Warsaw had the task of recreating the final scene of the comedy play ‘The Pirates of the Curry Bean’ with a wonderfully expressive dance number to close the show. I was so impressed with their clarity, understanding of role and timings and the way the overcame any difficulties. They collaborated with maturity and respect and helped each other shine. I was so proud to be able to be a part of this wonderful experience and see first hand how amazing the children at our school can be. We pre-recorded out scene, watching different takes back and reflecting on what to improve and what to keep. By the 3rd try go it was ready to be sent off to be combined with the other schools.
This morning the performing arts company were able to watch all the pieces stitched together and it was clear that they had worked hard in ending the show with a bang. It was great to be able to collaborate with other schools around Europe and see such wonderful end results even under challenging circumstances. We are all very proud of all of them for taking part.
If you would like watch their efforts, please find the YouTube link below.
Deputy Head Secondary