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Young Hammersmith dancers dazzle audience at The Lyric Theatre

Tuesday 23 June 2015


William Morris Sixth Form perform at the Lyric Theatre

Young dance students stunned their audience with a diverse range of performances as part of their end of year exams.

The show was performed by 30 students from William Morris Sixth Form in St Dunstans Road, Hammersmith, in front of a 100-strong audience at The Lyric Theatre.

The first performance was a collaboration between students, their dance and acting lecturer Inez Roberta and photographer Steve Pomfret. The performers devised routines inspired by photographs Steve had taken in Madagascar, giving the students a taste of a career in dancing by working with a professional not connected to their school.

It was followed by a wide range of contrasting pieces putting the first and second year BTEC Performing Arts students’ skills to the test and enabling them to display their wide range of talent.

The performances on Thursday, 11 June, included a comical story about taking exams told by mime alone, an adaptation of the classic novella Metamorphosis, a piece about mental illness called Enjoy The Silence, and the Cell Block Tango routine from the classic musical Chicago.

Inez, their lecturer, said: “The wide range of performances showed how versatile the dancers are.

“Their performance skills were incredible. To go from the studio to such a professional theatre as The Lyric, they really raised their game.”


William Morris Sixth Form perform at the Lyric Theatre

At our open evening on Thusday 5th March Year 1 and 2 BTEC dancers are studying the Jazz dance unit, this sequence is one of two different styles with this being “Jazz Funk” performed  to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”. We decided to perform a Flash mob to show perspective students  what dance is all about at William Morris.

    

On Wednesday, November 26th, A2 Drama students performed their response to Euripides’ Medea, to an appreciative audience. In devising their version of the story, the students revealed their understanding of physical theatre practitioners, such as Frantic Assembly and Punchdrunk. They created a piece of theatre that, while rooted in an ancient story, dealt powerfully with issues that resonate for us today.