On Friday, November 30, the Year 9 Dance and Drama students completed their year long course by attending the ‘Behind the Stage’ tour at QPAC.
Due to the musical and orchestral rehearsals, they were able to have a focused look at the two smaller theatres. Eye brows were raised as they looked in wonder at what it takes to bump in, set up and bump out a professional theatre production. They witnessed sound being set for an upcoming Shake and Stir production, hear about the technical and design aspects, and see a production being ‘bumped in.’ A highlight was going to the wardrobe room where costumes are washed daily and fixed due to the vigour of dancing and singing to such a large audience.
Thank you QPAC for a wonderful day exploring what is behind the doors and through the corridors of a building that does not sleep!
It’s been a pleasure seeing the Year 9 Dance and Drama group significantly grow and develop over year. Studying the performing arts has improved their problem solving skills, in the moment decision making and confidence.
Director of Arts