Dance Concert draws inspiration from mythology

Myths, legends and fables from a variety of cultures were the inspiration behind the 2017 MAGS Dance Concert, held at the Centennial Theatre on Tuesday, 11 April.

Classes, groups and individuals from all year levels presented items that drew on a range of styles, including contemporary, ballet, Pasifika and hip hop.

Among the stories expressed included those of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, Pandora's Box, King Midas, Maui and Rangi and Papa.

Highlights were choreographies by Year 13 Scholarship student Jaimee McLaughlan, whose choice of the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare was performed expressively by Oliver Mathiesen and Karissa Tapu, and Oliver's choreography of the legend of the Phoenix, danced with powerful precision by Jaimee and Charlotte Barrand.

Class pieces designed by Head of Dance Ms Jacqui Cesan and teacher Ms Samantha French were works of art.

Ms Cesan congratulated all the choreographers, dancers and support crew for staging an outstanding concert. "Our students will be marked on their work as part of their NCEA assessment - the standard of their productions bodes well for their final results," said Ms Cesan.