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2012 Dance Show
Yes, it was that time of the year where students and teachers, old girls, family and friends gathered in the school hall at 7 o’clock on a Saturday night, eagerly anticipating, what was sure to be, another brilliant performance from the BGGS Dancers. They were not let down.
The annual performances began on 21st March, as brilliant as ever, except this time with a twist. The dances were based on famous and abstract pieces of art, poetry and expressions bringing both spectrums of the creative world together to put on a show that everyone would be talking about. They incorporated street dance and flash mobs into their routines, and even a bit of cabaret, to keep the audiences on their toes.
Hannah Richardson and Sophie Brook(after giving a fantastic performance as the leading roles in the recent school play ‘Blood Brothers’) joined together again as a duo to give comedy sketches in-between routines, making their audience howl with laughter. They were joined by Haiqa Farooq and Anokhi Shah who played ‘Bob and Bert’ two old art gallery caretakers, who helped link the dances together yet still make the audience chuckle simultaneously. The dances complimented each other perfectly and the audience found themselves giggling away at one dance and shedding a sly tear for the next. The first dance ‘Bed dance’ was a brilliant opener for the night. Lydia Rawnsley and Dance captain Hannah Family played a young couple who had woken up in the morning to the horror of the other in their bed, setting a fun atmosphere for the night. All of the dancers gave very vibrant performances during the flash mob scene and the street dance later on saw the senior dancers flare and edge shine through. However, the highlight of the night was the ‘Military Wives’ dance which was a very moving and graceful performance, well, it made ME cry.
Special recognition has to be given to the ‘Old Girl’ dancers that return once a year (keeping with stern tradition) and performed. The girls had only learnt their dance that day, but carried it off as if they had been practising for months.
The dancers have been working exceptionally hard, even coming in on Sundays to rehearse, and it really did show. Their dances were perfection and showed off the true talent the dance show showcases, every year, without fail. For this Mrs Brabbins and Mrs Humphreys need a special mention for their superb choreography and dedication to the show.
Overall, it was a fantastic night that wowed the room. I have been every year that I have been at this school and not once have I been let down. The only thing I was left with was the conviction that I would most definitely be returning next year to show my support. Well done girls!
Reviewed by Eleanor Peake U5L
See pictures from the 2012 Dance Show below. Click on the first image to enlarge and launch slide show