On Thursday 18th May, ISS hosted a spectacular showcase of Performing Arts at the International Conference Centre Seychelles. The showcase celebrated the impressive Performance skills of students in Music, Dance and Drama disciplines. Students were selected across the whole school by the Performing Arts department to participate in the show.
Act One demonstrated a variety of international music and dance styles directed and choreographed by Mrs Georgie Nicholls (Head of Performing Arts) and Mr. John Chitambo (Music Teacher). From Beethoven to Bob Marley to Bollywood dance (superbly choreographed by sixth former Bhavini Raghvani)Ballet,hip hop and Zambian traditional dance were each brilliantly performed with high energy, style and confidence.
This year the secondary students performed the school musical adaptation of ‘ANNIE’ in Act Two, which combines the original Broadway show with the 2014 film remake. Adapted, directed and choreographed by Mrs. Georgie Nicholls, (Head of Performing Arts), with Mrs Brown as assistant director and Virgina Campolucci. as student assistant director. Leah Malbrook (year 7) played the title role, a lovable orphan who has had a ‘hard knock life’. Angelo Ponan-Charlette played ‘Will Warbucks’ alongside the Villainous ‘Miss Hannigan’ and cunning ‘Guy’ who were played by Alice Chionni, and Nick Amelie, whilst Dar’ya Klymenko, wowed the audience as the caring ‘Grace’. A number of Year 7-10 students created a strong, supportive and energetic chorus and showed dedication to rehearsals from Term 1 this year.
The Performing Arts department would like to give a special thanks to all the parents, teachers and members of the PTA for their support, and to the participating students for their commitment and outstanding performance contribution during our whole school annual show. We look forward to showcasing the performance skills and a variety of talent across the whole school again next year.
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