Performing Arts

Year 11 Students Experience the Magic

 

On Saturday 23 February, the Year 11 Drama students travelled from Mazenod College to His Majesty’s Theatre to attend The Magic Flute as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Most of the students were involved in Oliver rehearsals that morning and were excited to experience one of Mozart’s classics, reinterpreted by Australian Director, Barrie Kosky.

 

 

 

While the show was performed in German with English subtitles, the entire set came to life to tell the fairy tale of Tamino and Pamina through animation and stunning visual effects. Not only was this an experience for our novice theatre goers, most of whom had not seen an opera before, it was an opportunity to see one of the most world renowned contemporary directors right here in Perth. Kosky is also noted as one of the experimental practitioners in the Year 12 ATAR Drama course which is sure to give our boys a head start as they study and explore his work further next year.

A Note-Worthy Performance

 

Here in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Mazenod College, we are so fortunate to have industry professionals working on staff modelling the behaviours of successful artistry in a competitive business for our students. Miss Louise Bell has recently finished a successful season in Perth’s Fringe Festival, performing with the Baden Street Singers. The show combined improvisation and completely spontaneously devised work framed by acapella voices that blew the audience away. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our own musical genius, Miss Louise Bell, on her outstanding efforts and the example she sets for our aspiring musicians.

 

 

 

Congratulations from the Mazenod College community!

#WeAreMazenod

 

Beth Parkinson

Head of Performing Arts