The 2019 Jukebox Academy showcase presented a series of creative work from our emerging young artists. Directed by Liara Barussi, students worked with dance, music, theatre, set, costume and drama to produce a multi-disciplinary showcase that highlighted their individual talents.
The mysterious film ‘Bird Box’ inspired Gui Pinto’s performance. The dramatic narrative was brought to life through movement, set, sound and costume.
“One of my biggest achievements was singing my solo piece at the end of year show. I got to perform in front of an amazing audience, and the tutors really supported me.” Tianah Scanlon McKeith.
Shakira fill’s personal piece was inspired by Japanese cultural traditions. Using beautiful props and costume, Shakira transported audiences to Kyoto, fusing the traditional with the modern ??
Jo-el Bertram took the stage with a minimal aesthetic. Black costume, dark lighting, powerful movement. He took inspiration from the Karate Kid movie and applied this to his movement. He also explored the relationship between mentor and student.
Renae Brito re-enacted Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s ‘Big Girls Cry’. Renae bravely chose to take on the iconic choreography of Ryan Heffington, through an emotional series of rapid-fire facial expressions.
Patrik Gabco created a mischievous set which highlighted his signature popping style through a playful performance.
Directed by Liara Barussi
Choreography by Reuel Elijah, Kate Morris, Ramlle Williams, Brooke Milliner, Georgia & Darnell Williams
Drama pieces Written and Directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu