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Dauntsey’s Stages Adaptation of Moulin Rouge

Published Friday 13th of May 2016 06:29:39 PM

Photograph shows: Pupils from Dauntsey’s have played to sell-out audiences over two nights in a spectacular adaptation of Moulin Rouge. Pupils aged 14 to 18 from Dauntsey’s have played to sell-out audiences over two nights in a spectacular adaptation of Moulin Rouge. More than 120 pupils were involved in performing a stunning dance interpretation of this popular musical. The tragic love story follows a young Scottish writer who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge. Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, the audience follows the journey of these star-crossed lovers as they explore the bohemian values of ‘Love, Truth, Beauty and Freedom’. The pupils – both cast and back stage crew - had been working hard on the performance during the Easter term with a cast made up of both experienced and completely novice dancers. Kirsty Glynn, Head of Dance, Dauntsey’s, said: “The mix of emotion and sheer enthusiasm from the pupils was absolutely spell-bounding and many members of the audience were seen to shed a tear during the performance. “The cast worked incredibly hard to produce such a polished and professional piece, full of laughs, tears and magic. For me, the show epitomised everything that is fantastic about Dauntsey’s; the pupils were an absolute joy to work with and the end product was a result of the enthusiasm and can-do attitude that makes this such a special School. Everyone should all be very proud of what they achieved.” Dance at Dauntsey’s. There are many opportunities to enjoy dance at Dauntsey's and classes are open to all pupils, both boys and girls, experienced dancers and those who are new to this discipline. Street, modern dance, contemporary dance and cheerleading are all popular sessions and each year the Dance Show reflects the work done in these classes. Dance is taught as part of the Drama Curriculum to all pupils in years 7 to 9. It is also one of the options in the Lower Sixth General Studies programme and is offered as a games option to senior pupils. For further information about Dauntsey’s School, go to www.dauntseys.org or follow us on Twitter at Dauntsey’s@DauntseysSchool.
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