Performing Arts Pages
Image 1: PLC Sydney students in action at the Inner West Cup. Image 2: Our winning PLC Sydney team.
PLC Sydney takes out the Inner West Cup and comes runner up in the Carlton Cup
PLC Sydney has won The Inner West Cup for Theatresports! Improvisers competed alongside International Grammar School, Fort Street and Newington College. This is our first win in this competition which has been hosted by Newington for seven years. Two teams of Senior improvisors dominated the stage with convincing characters, bold theatrical choices and difficult game selections. Students displayed great skill and trust in one another. Lucy McSwiggan (Year 11) stood out as the most valuable PLC Sydney player of the night, featuring in each game and supporting her fellow actors in each choice they made.
PLC Sydney has also placed second in a very entertaining 9th Annual Carlton Cup for Theatresports. A group of very brave Drama students from PLC Sydney, Newington College and The Scots College improvised their way through love stories, operas and mimes. We were so proud of the students’ willingness to entertain such a large audience in what has become one of the most entertaining evenings of the year. Special mention must go to Sophie Douglas (Year 11) for being named the most valuable player. Audience members noted that PLC Sydney students played with particular intelligence and that this was one of the strongest improvisation squads we have produced. Only two points separated PLC Sydney from the winning Scots College team.
What a week it has been for our improvisation actors! We hope to continue to flex our creative muscle in the state wide Impro Australia competition in May.
Keep an eye on facebook.com/plcsydney
for photos from 2017 Carlton Cup for Theatresports.
PLC Sydney student invited to perform in the Australian Tango Academy ensemble
We often acknowledge the hard work and achievements of our ensembles and groups however there are moments when individual students should be acknowledged and rewarded for their hard work. Savvena Christoforou (Year 12) has recently been invited to perform in the Australian Tango Academy ensemble. This exciting new ensemble is a recent development addition to the Sydney Youth Orchestra organisation and their yearly performance calendar. Participation in this group is by special invitation only.
Last July, Savvena spent two weeks on tour to Buenos Aires with SYO Tango Oz and attended master classes in tango violin at the renowned Orquesta Escuela. While in Buenos Aires, they were also invited to perform at the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires, on live radio, and at a Milonga.