Murwillumbah High School year 12 student Kristian Keogh performing one of his several drama pieces to an appreciative audience last week. Photo supplied.
An extravaganza of talent was on display in Murwillumbah High School’s annual production for Arts Week last week which featured more than 50 acts showcasing drama, music and dance with a few Arts Week favourites performing their final shows.
A veteran of the event, year 12 student Kristian Keogh, when asked about Arts Week said it had given him, ‘the chance to show people who I really am, instead of just being the kid in the wheelchair.’
This year, he performed both his HSC drama pieces and one of his HSC music pieces.
Another year 12 student, Lara Wilkinson, performed for her fourth year in a row.
‘I love being able to perform in Arts Week and I’m excited to show everyone my HSC pieces. It’s my favourite time at school and I’m sad that it’s my last show, but it has given me heaps of experience for my future as a performing artist,’ Lara said.
Students had prepared a feast of performances from fire-twirling and acrobatics to rock bands and soulful vocal ensembles.
Among the wealth of talent were brother and sister Maitreyah and Kayah Guenther, who performed a contemporary dance routine. Ben Hogan of Year 7, who recently attended a Boys Hip-Hop Workshop at the Sydney Dance Company, excited the crowd with a much anticipated hip-hop dance performance.
The school’s visual arts students also exhibited their works in the Elliot Centre Gallery Space with this year’s collection highlighting the creative diversity at Murwillumbah High School as well as the HSC works in progress that are due for submission late next term.