College drama students showcase their skills
Despite the lockdown, students will finally be able to show up for their final assessments, following all of Covid’s guidelines.
The dance show explored topics such as Black Lives Matter and what it means in the arts.
This included supporting and developing work that helps inspire and highlight the issues people of color face in the UK, while celebrating them as dancers and their passion for performance.
The showcase was performed by A-level dancers and first and second year dancers from BTEC – All pieces were completed in just 12 weeks of work.
Level two actors performed #YOLO by Matthew Bulgo. The story is about Jack who left for college and can’t wait for freshman week, but he has news of his health that makes him rethink everything.
The Mayfly Music Festival was broadcast online and saw music students perform a range of songs from Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Cure and Whitney Houston.
A-level drama students will present their own original performances on June 9-10. Performances range from replay of Greek myths, stories from the world wars and a variety of plays based on the lives of historical figures and authors.
Musical theater students will present the famous’ 80s dance festival Footloose at the end of July.
Chloe Turner, Head of the Performing Arts and Media Department, said: “We are really excited that our students can finally perform this year and they are excited to be back on stage.
“Live shows really prepare our students for life in the industry, so they’re so important. All Covid guidelines will be followed. “