All set for a performance to remember

YOUNG dancers and production artists are all set to showcase their talents to Warrington audiences.

Tickets are on sale for the Priestley College students’ annual performance, which this year is called ‘Kinesis’ – the Greek word for movement.

“I’m looking forward to this show so much, it’s just been amazing to be a part of it,” said student Jess Hilton.

Jess – and Priestley’s other second year Production Arts students – have taken on different roles including stage management, lighting and marketing.

They’ve also designed and built the sets and sorted out the projections.

“We also sit through every rehearsal to make sure that everything is running smoothly and that everything will run smoothly on the night,” said Jess, a former pupil at Culcheth High School.

Priestley’s dance students have extensively rehearsed their group work, solos and duets.

They have choreographed the performance pieces, discussed the music, lighting, costume, makeup and props.

Both A-Level and BTEC students have taken part and the work goes towards their final marks.

“The dance show is a big moment for the second years because it’s one of the major shows we work on before heading off to university,” said 18-year-old Meg Perks.

“We work closely together and communicate well as a class. Our main focus is making this show the best that Priestley has ever seen.”

Every year dozens of Priestley’s Performing Arts and Production Arts students secure places at the UK’s leading theatre schools.

Many have returned to pass on their knowledge to the current cohort who have already received offers from those top establishments.

Priestley Tutor Mark Edgington said: “We attract the best of local young talent and they go on to great things after studying here. Our current cohort are no exception so whoever buys a ticket is in for a treat.”

The performances are on Monday and Wednesday, 13th and 15th February, starting at 7.30pm.

For tickets call 01925 624457. You can follow Priestley Dance on twitter @priestley_dance

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