Congratulations to the team of Melbourne skaters who performed in two shows in last weekend’s State School Spectacular at Hisense Arena.
The team performed to an 80 piece orchestra who played the sound track by Daft Punk from the Tron Legacy.
A big congratulations to Sue-Ellen Shook and Jayson Sutcliffe who have worked tirelessly with the team of skaters over the past few months with rehearsals since April. Would also like to acknowledge Neill Gladwin (Creative Director) and Isaac Lummis (costume designer) for all their help and support to the team. This is the first time that skaters have featured in the State School Spectacular and it was truly a fantastic experience!
It was a great experience for skaters to be part of this amazing show demonstrating the diversity of our sports including Artistic Skating, Speed Skating and Freestyle.
The televised highlights of the show will be on Channel 7 on Sunday 20 October 2013 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.
Click here to watch the performance.
The State School Spectacular event held on Saturday 27 July 2013 included a cast of almost 3,000 Victorian government school students, working towards a common goal in a collaborative, competition-free environment.
Its dual aim was to provide an invaluable performing arts opportunity to Victoria’s government school students and to showcase the enormous talent that exists in the schools. This all came together in a 2-3 hour scripted show that celebrated a diversity of performance mediums, including choir, dance, vocal, drama, and orchestra.
Students who participated in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular were provided with a unique opportunity to work with internationally renowned industry professionals across all disciplines, as well as the amazing experience of performing live in front of thousands of people.
The Department’s Performing Arts Unit is responsible for the production of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular.
Established in 1995, the Unit’s philosophy is to promote the performing arts in Victorian government schools by offering students outstanding performance opportunities.
The Performing Arts Unit has provided over 33,000 Victorian government school students with unforgettable experiences and offered support and information to the Victorian government school community.
The 2013 Victorian State Schools Spectacular – There’s No Place Like Home, features and 80-piece orchestra, 1500-voice choir, 1400 mass dancers, 23 lead vocalists, 25 principal dancers, 25 ensemble dancers, 14 backing vocalists, 42 roller skaters and 35 circus performers from the National Institute of Circus Arts.