'Fresh' take on dance at Mullion School: PICTURES

Falmouth Packet: 'Fresh' take on dance at Mullion School: PICTURES 'Fresh' take on dance at Mullion School: PICTURES

Pupils at Mullion School have wowed guests with “Fresh” performances at their annual dance showcase.

Called Fresh 2014, the show was produced and directed by teacher Tee J Randall, and saw nearly 70 children being involved from all year groups.

The event showcased the work of the year ten and year 11 GCSE dance students, as well as the year nine dance leaders group, the year seven and eight dance group, the Alpha Freefall group and a quartet of third year degree students from Falmouth University.

The year 11 GCSE dancers – Leia Barrett-Grainger, Jess Putt, Ellie Humby, Georgia Campbell, Lauren Skewes, Sammi Sugrue and Ellie Roberts brought their “highly imaginative choreography” to the event, with dances based around the movement of clocks, the daily commute to work, the Charleston, tectonic plates, newspapers, the stress of exams, a toy hoop, hypnotism and interlocking Russian dolls.

The year nine dance leaders performed a routine called “C’mon . . . get happy,” based around a park bench in which the “unadulterated happiness of one performer began to gradually permeate through the other performers.”

The Alpha Freefall boys dance group performed a fast and action packed routine called “Pursuit” and the lower school dance group performed an “enchanting” ensemble piece using chairs to the familiar song, Do Re Mi.

Four Falmouth University third year degree students performed a dance called “Elements” they had composed in order to exemplify possible development routes for the future.

Teacher Tee J Randall said: “It was wonderful to see all of the students performing their pieces with such energy and commitment to detail. Many hours of hard work goes into the creation of the work and I was delighted that the audience rewarded those efforts so enthusiastically.”

Dance was one of the foundation blocks for Mullion School becoming a Specialist School in the Performing Arts of Dance, Drama and Music, with a 100 per cent pass rate in GCSE dance.

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