Our annual Academy showcase is the highlight of the year; an exciting, full production that gives students the chance to showcase their projects and celebrate their hard work. Our 2020 showcase saw us do something we’d never done before – hold our celebrations online!
Our students had been working remotely on their end-of-year pieces during lockdown, receiving virtual mentoring and classes from our dedicated tutors and mentors. Students conceptualised and filmed their own pieces with our help, creating beautiful and unique results in a range of mediums – from dance, to spoken word, to visual arts. Many of our students’ pieces were inspired by the political climate and Black Lives Matter movement, resulting in powerful concepts that allowed them to explore their heritage, self-expression and comment on historic events.
On Zoom, we held a private premier for friends and family, followed by a public version of the showcase which was attended by many local creatives and industry professionals. The showcase was a huge success, consisting of live performances and premiers of Academy students’ videos, as well as featuring special guest, local music artist B Written.Throughout the event, the encouraging support was evident in all the comments received by attendees in the chat box and our social media channels. Some of our favourite comments include:
“Congratulate all of your talented bunch on last night’s work. It was really inspiring and the range of artforms was something else.” – Michael Waters, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
“An amazing evening with Jukebox Collective – you guys are an inspiration! Your work made me smile and cry, so much talent! Loved every second.” – Catherine Young, Dawns i Bawb