Talent showcase is a big hit

Showcase 1A SHOWCASE of talent at Priestley College demonstrated students’ ability to adapt to many disciplines of performing arts.

They proved they had a talent for acting with performances that covered the work of Shakespeare, Berkoff and Brecht.

Soloists and ensemble singing also entertained enthusiastic audiences and a wide variety of dance styles such as ballet, contemporary and jazz.  African and Bollywood were also performed.

One audience member, Iain Lewis, said: “Please pass on my thanks to all involved in last night’s production.  It was, as ever, hugely entertaining.”

The showcase was an opportunity for all BTEC Performing Arts students to demonstrate what they have been studying during the first term of the year.

As well as perfecting their craft in lessons, Priestley also offers a range of enrichment performance groups and these performers also took part in the showcase.

Showcase 2Among the groups were the Oxygen contemporary dance company, Pulse jazz dance company, the college choir Breathe and Respiration theatre company.

Performances took place in the college performance hall and, as always, were fully sold out with a waiting list for tickets.

“The quality of the performances was extremely high and that was down to the hard work of the students and teachers who help bring out the best in the young performers,” said Sarah Graham, Curriculum Manager for Media and Performing Arts.

 

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