A Uniting Church coeducational independent day and boarding school in Adelaide,
South Australia

Early Learning to Year 12

Head of Dance - Edition 4 - 2021

It has been a busy start to the year in Dance with large cohorts of Dance students commencing studies in both curricular and co-curricular dance.

Curricular Dance – Sydney Dance Company

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On Thursday 11 March, 78 Dance students from Years 7 to 12, and supporting staff, attended the Adelaide Festival of Arts Performance of Impermanence at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. The work was choreographed by artistic director Rafael Bonachela and reflected the impermanence and fragility of human life, the planet and human relationships. It also explored how easily things fall apart. The musical score by Bryce Dessner and performed on stage by the Australian String Quartet, drew inspiration from the tragic Australian bush and Notre Dame Cathedral fires. Our performance received a standing ovation with students and staff quite mesmerised by the dance work and exquisite technique of the dancers. Students are currently engaged in analysis and review writing as part of the response component of Dance, as they unpack and explore the way meaning was communicated in “…one of my favourite dance performances to date…’’ - Zoe Sibbons, Stage 2 Dance student.

Dance Captains 2021

We wish to congratulate our Year 12 Dance Co-Captains for 2021, Gabe Lowe and Charlotte Reed. Both Dance students are highly deserving recipients of this role and responsibility, and have already been seeking ways to build the programs even further and support their fellow dancers.

School of Rock Musical

Many Dance students who are also talented singers and actors, have been working hard in rehearsals this term for this year’s musical School of Rock, and the 2021 Collective Dancers, an auditioned group of students who work together each week on choreographic repertoire, also feature in this production which will be performed in the Michael Murray Centre during Week 10.

Four senior students from the Westminster Dance Collective – Gabe Lowe, Kat Dinic, Rommy Snoad and Zoe Sibbons have also been working hard as the student choreographic team for the School of Rock musical.

Carolyn Obst
Head of Dance