Arts Alive and Arts Lions 2019

The annual Arts Alive concert and presentation of Arts Lions was held at Centennial Theatre on Tuesday, September 24.
The concert particularly showcased the performances of the Lion award winners and a variety of individuals and groups from across the Arts spectrum.
As they came in, audience members were treated to a Powerpoint of work from MAGS  talented senior Visual Artists.
Kapa Haka Leader and songstress Assina Te Paa-Kolio opened the evening with a waiata based on a Maori proverb about our connectedness to each other. This was followed by a stellar performance from the award-winning Jazz Band.
The evening showcased a huge variety of talent across the Arts, with music performances from the Boys Choir, senior string players and a stellar piano solo by Eric Shen.
Drama pieces from the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare and Godot performances were all directed by students and showcased their broad talent and creativity in both comedic and dramatic work.
Dance items ranged from the ever-popular Leavers Dance to choreography being submitted for scholarship.
Particular mention must be made of the very moving tribute to Geoff Moon choreographed by Allyana Mayerhofler, and, of course, everybody enjoyed seeing the national champion Megacrew perform for the last time this year .
Also this year we featured the Spoken Word group consisting of Vaibhav Nayyar, Takunda Muzondiwa, Abby Irwin and Matilda Clack. This is a relatively new group but what talent there is among these students!
We are hugely proud of all the students who performed and were awarded the coveted Arts Lion for their talent and commitment to the Arts.
Credit must also go to the Arts Prefects and senior students who had a large role in the organisation and running of the event.
A full list of Arts Lion recipients is here