Year 12 and 13 Dance students at YouDance, the Auckland secondary school dance festival, L-R: Huiarangi Te Kare, Malcolm Williams, Christophe Bate, Harmony Walker Takai, Georgia Menhennet, Kalea Tairi, Jae Lee and Eloise Woodley-Phillips. The students performed their own choreography created for the NCEA Achievement Standard 3.2 Choreograph a dance to develop and resolve ideas and inspired by topics related to the First World War. The students wearing black performed their poignant dance Waiting, accompanied by Harmony’s powerful voice. Their programme notes stated their intention: We hide our fear and stay strong. We farewell our men and wait for them to return.
The students in blue costumes performed their distinctive dance titled Brothers in Arms, inspired by the Melvyn Bragg quote ‘It has been said that while soldiers may sign up for their country, what they fight for is the man next to them.’
Mrs Rawnsley took a van load of Dance students from years 10-13 to watch YouDance and support our student performers and the five other Auckland secondary schools that showcased their top senior choreography and performances at the Raye Freedman Theatre in Epsom.
HOD Dance – Chloe Davison