Newton Abbot College’s popular annual dance performance, ‘The Works’ returned to the Daphne Collman Auditorium for a night of showcased talent.
Returning for its fourth consecutive year and performing to a sold-out audience, students from Years 7-13 took to the stage to deliver a range of different styles of dance from contemporary and lyrical to hip hop and tap. Highlights of the evening included Key Stage 3 Dance group’s emotive lyrical interpretation of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece by Piece’, Erin Van Kuyk’s tap routine to Jack Jonson’s ‘Better Together’ and the College’s Musical Theatre group’s rendition of ‘Fame’ from the 1980s film of the same name.
The show was a culmination of the students’ own choreographic work and pieces produced throughout the year in classes and the College’s popular and thriving dance clubs. The performance was the largest of its kind staged to date, thanks to the myriad artistic opportunities the College provides.
The performance was incredibly well-received, with one audience member commenting: “I am really blown away by the level of talent that is on show here; it was wonderful to see everyone looking so free to express themselves in such an artistic way. Seeing a performance of this calibre proves what an important role the Creative Arts have to play in our schools.”
Teacher of Performing Arts and Dance, Sarah Wilkinson, said: “Our 2019 performance of ‘The Works’ is the biggest production to date. It is always a pleasure and privilege to work with these young, creative individuals in our College community. The diversity of styles and the sheer numbers of performers ensured that our audiences got a real flavour of what dance at Newton Abbot College is all about.”