Taking Flight Dance Concert

The Taking Flight Dance Concert was held at Raye Freedman Arts Centre over two nights: July 1 and 2.
Over 180 Dance students from all years performed group dances for performance assessment and a talented group of Year 12 students presented their choreographies based on ideas around popular games. As well, Year 13  Ella Sutton also presented her very moving scholarship choreography Ebullience.
The evening opened with the Year 13 and scholarship group Birds of a Feather – a stunning item that was selected to be performed at YouDance Festival. This was followed by a remake of a MAGS classic in Autele.
One of the Year 9 classes presented Centennial Swing as part of their journey into the history of Jazz, and the other class explored the use of isolation and syncopation in their contemporary Jazz.
Year 10 students were both lucky enough to have Albertian guest teachers Marcus Savelio and Issie Cassidy work with students in the development of their dances, which were about growing up and the Four Pillars of MAGS respectively.
Year 11 students gave two diverse performances – one group exploring the movement dynamics of Hip Hop dance and the other giving a very spirited performance of African Gumboot dance.
Year 12 students also showed diversity between classes with one a moving contemporary dance about support and the other a technically challenging  and wonderfully performed  adaption of Bob Fosse’s Sing, Sing, Sing.
Our Megacrew gave a taste  of their performance for the Blueprint competition to be held this weekend, and the evening finished with a powerful
Dance from the Year 13 students about embracing and accepting cultural differences
Director of Arrts Co-curricular Ms Cesan said, “All students performed with commitment and the atmosphere backstage was wonderful.
“Both nights had almost full houses who enthusiastically cheered until the final bows. This  is a great testament to the support for Dance at MAGS.”