Senior Performance Showcase

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Katherine Kitching, Drama Teacher

Senior Drama and Music students at AISM were given the opportunity to showcase their talents to an audience of peers, parents and teachers in the Theatre last Thursday evening. Performing to a live audience allows Performing Arts students to complete the cycle of Art Making and is an incredibly important part of the creative process. It teaches students skills not only in performance, but in preparing and running a live show as well.

The night was admirably hosted by the Arts Captains, Whey Qi and Sammy, who entertained and informed the audience about each performance. The Music students started the night with a touching rendition of Paramore’s ‘The Only Exception’ by the Year 9 Band, followed by the Year 9/10 Drama class performing a self-devised piece entitled ‘Ai Yi Shu’ based on their studies of Theatres of Asia. This was followed by Bon Jovi’s ‘It’s My Life’ by Year 9 Music, a powerful Individual Performance called ‘Narcissus’ by HSC Drama student Adam Khalid, and the Year 10 Band bringing the house down with Muse’s ‘Uprising’.

The Preliminary Drama students then took to the stage with their self-devised piece ‘Prism’ based on the socio-political dramatic works of Brecht, Boal and Fo. The evening was rounded off by two HSC ‘works-in-progress’; Wei Wen Tan playing Mozart’s ‘Rondo Alla Turca’ on the Grand Piano, and the HSC Drama ensemble’s hilarious self-devised comedy ‘The Black Case’.

After the performance, HSC Drama students were given the valuable opportunity to receive feedback on their piece for their upcoming exams. They would like to sincerely thank all those who gave them constructive comments about their performances - they have a lot of hard work ahead of them!

A huge thank you to all those who worked to get the evening ready, including the brilliant Arts Assistant Mr Ervin, and the tireless efforts of the Facilities Department. Of course, I would also like to congratulate and thank the Music teachers Ms Breger and Mr Smith on working to make their students ‘show ready’. Finally, a big thank you to the students themselves who did the ‘real work’ - proving all the blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes to be more than worth it. You should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.

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