A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school on Kaurna Country, Adelaide, South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Dance - Edition 15 - 2020

Remote Control - SACE Dance Production

On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September the Remote Control production was presented in the Michael Murray Centre of Performing Arts, to warm and supportive audiences.

The theme of this show explored the idea of using a remote control to operate visual TV footage such as sitcoms, sport and news bulletins, old black and white films and music videos just to mention a few. Inspiration was gained from these images and themes and then explored through the dance medium. The production also touched lightly on the remotely controlled nature we have collectively experienced during COVID-19 this year.

The wonderful Stage 2 dancers came on this journey and together with the other class groups we created this performance.

Our talented dancers from Years 10 to 12 performed in a highly professional manner to communicate the ideas. The second half of the night was handed over to the Stage 2 students as they presented their own choreographic works in ‘Australian Made’.

The wonderful Stage 2 dancers, will be examined externally on all of this work by SACE later in the year.

The creative process was a lengthy but rewarding one, with ideas and input generously given by the dancers. I commend all dance students involved on their commitment, openness and trust and I am very proud of every one of them.

I would sincerely like to thank the many people who have helped bring this show to the stage as it certainly takes a collective group effort.

Carolyn Obst
Head of Dance