It has been an extremely busy time for Performing Arts over the last month with the Drama Department being exceptionally busy over the last couple of weeks. Read on to discover some of the activities they have been involved in.
Scene Project Artist-in-Residence
Drama Club students participated in an Artist-in-Residence day with actor and director Jason Klarwein on Tuesday 28 May. The students took the opportunity to learn performance skills and the significance of space and tension in creating theatre. They also workshopped some scenes for their upcoming performance as part of Queensland Theatre's Scene Project in August.
On Thursday 6 June, Year 11 and 12 students participated in RACQ's Docudrama to build awareness surrounding the consequences of the fatal five. As part of this presentation, three student actors recreated a fatal car accident. Tom Dexter, Taylah Halpin and Lachlan Kahl rehearsed and prepared for the scene over a few weeks in order to present it to their peers. Performing Arts staff prepared special effects makeup to increase the reality of the situation for the audience. All three students worked with police, ambulance officers and funeral directors throughout the scene and should be commended on their focus in a very confronting situation.
Senior Drama Trip
On Friday 7 June and Saturday 8 June, 24 students and 3 staff members travelled to Brisbane for the Senior Drama trip. This year we extended the excursion to include two workshops and a live theatre performance to capitalise on our time in Brisbane.
Students participated in workshops with La Boite Theatre Company and Homunculus Theatre Co and viewed La Boite's production of 'Romeo and Juliet'. The students thoroughly enjoyed the choreographed fight sequences and the use of lighting and space in the performance.
The highlight of the trip was the Physical Theatre/Circus workshop led by Nick and Allie from Homunculus Theatre Co. The images attached show some of the work created by students. They were taught the strongest parts of their bodies and how to utilise these in creating balances and lifts.
The students were incredibly supportive of each other and of Performing Arts throughout the trip and are already looking forward to next year's excursion! Special thanks go to Greg Whitelum and Gino Dalla Rizza for assisting and supervising throughout the trip.
Junior Singers Rehearsals
Come along and join the fun! All Year 3 – 6 students are welcome to join our amazing Junior Singers. Term 2 will see us preparing for the Groups Eisteddfod in Term 3 and other performances along the way.
The group rehearses every Tuesday morning starting from 7:45 am until 8:25 am in the Primary Music classroom. No need to sign up – just come along!
Choir Workshop: Friday 21 June
Senior Music Day Camp: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June
Aspire Music Festival: Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 July
QTC Scene Project: Monday 5 August
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Mrs Leanne Hutchings
Head of Arts Faculty
Director of Co-curricular (Cultural)