Mazenod Student in Medea at Black Swan
INNOCENCE. NAIVETY. GAME PLAYING AND LOVE.
This new adaptation of Medea, co-written by WA's own Kate Mulvany, puts one of history's most notorious family breakdowns under the microscope.
Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. At an inevitable moment, the children will be drawn away from their games and into their parents' bitter argument. From there, they will enter mythology as the most tragic siblings of all time.
After many months of planning, rehearsing, building and perfecting, the Visual and Performing Arts Department were incredibly proud of the product that was Oliver! and would like to thank all of those that travelled along with us on this journey. There are too many people to acknowledge individually via this medium, so to all who had a hand in bringing this spectacle to life, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we truly couldn’t have done it without you. While the relief of closing night and bump out was significant for all, there is definitely a lingering melancholy as staff and students adjust to life after Oliver, with many sad faces around the College, however, the community that has been forged through this experience will no doubt continue on. Pictures will be available soon, with some already uploaded to Facebook along with the performance review from Stage Whispers included below.
If anyone has not collected their kindly donated props, costumes and trinkets, please pop into the Performing Arts office as soon as possible, or contact Anne Greenley to arrange pick up. Once again, thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Head of Visual and Performing Arts
The Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival
The Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival started for us this week with the Flute Choir, Flute Trio, Bare Brass and Guitar Ensemble all performing at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre in Thornlie. All the performances went well and were a great start to a busy festival.
Next week Charles Sherrington, Allan Findlay, Rory Bundock and Owain Bundock will perform their vocal solos on Wednesday at 12:20pm at Zenith. On Thursday at 6:00pm Bresdog, Paradigm V and Hugotron and the Bigtones will perform at Prendiville College.
Performing Arts Administration