Sensational Performing Arts Showcase
King's inaugural Senior Performing Arts Showcase took place on Wednesday evening, replacing the Music Soiree from previous years. It was wonderful to come together in a 'live' performance space with Senior students and staff, to support King's graduating Dance, Drama and Music students as they shared their superb talents with us for one last time on the auditorium stage.
What made this evening extra special (and slightly more challenging) was that we live streamed the event to our fellow Performing Arts parents, who were unable to be with us due to COVID 19 restrictions. The feedback from our online audience was that the virtual experience was equally enjoyable, and they were very grateful for the opportunity to be able to watch these performances. For the performers to have this opportunity was truly a blessing, when so many events have had to be cancelled this year. It was delightful to allow students the time and space to blossom in their performance skills and experience - whether it was a solo musical item, small group or ensemble.
Some notable highlights were the Senior Dance films shown on the LED screen, as well as the interpretations of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' by the Senior Drama students. And of course, the Music students set a new standard in their musicianship, bringing to fruition so many years of training and dedication.
A big thanks must go to all of our Performing Arts teachers, especially Mrs Aya Baker and Miss Emma Barnes, as well as the technical crew behind the scenes - Ben Pohlmann, Ethan Genge, Justine Jones, Jo Robinson and Melissa Tolhurst, and our regular supporters, King's Alumnus Luke Criss from Vision Productions and (videographer extraordinaire!) Will Laver. As we now head into the final few months of study for our seniors' external exams, there are some sweet new memories for the students to hold on to, as they achieve their ultimate goals in the Performing Arts.
Mrs Chris Harm
Director of Performing Arts, P-12