Each year the Seymour Centre is proud to host a number of major performing arts showcases for The Arts Unit of the NSW Department of Education including HSC showcase programs in partnership with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).
OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students. In 2017 there will be two programs featuring individual performances and group-devised works. Writers OnSTAGE / OnSCREEN features rehearsed readings by professional actors and directors of two scripts plus the screening of three exemplary videos from individual projects of the HSC Drama exam. Individual projects including costume and set design, promotion and program, and theatre review will be on exhibition in the foyer of the York Theatre. Group booking form for schools will be available from 17 November 2016.
THE ARTS UNIT
NSW State Drama & Dance Festivals
The NSW Public Schools State Drama and Dance Festivals are showcases of excellence in these art forms. Featuring students from Kindergarten to Year 12, the Festivals celebrate the work of The Arts Unit’s Ensemble Programs as well as exemplar pieces from public schools across NSW. Each Festival offers public performances as well as industry specialist workshops for students.
A selection of outstanding performances and projects from Higher School Certificate Dance students presented by The Arts Unit in conjunction with BOSTES. Callback provides a vital window to the outcomes of the HSC Dance syllabus and a professional learning activity for HSC Dance teachers, both in service and pre-service. Dance students and especially prospective HSC Dance students, rely upon Callback as a valuable resource for their study through discussion, deconstruction and analysis of the works they observe. Workshops covering various aspects of the practical HSC Dance Course are run in conjunction with the performances.
Years: 11 – 12
Curriculum links: Stage 6 Drama
When: 4 – 10 February; Writers 8 – 10 February
Time: 1.30pm & 7.30pm (OnSTAGE), 10.30am (Writers)
Where: York & Everest Theatres
Duration: 120 minutes, including 20 minute interval. Writers 90 minutes, no interval
For more information about the program, ticket prices and content visit www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/exhibitions
The Arts Unit Information
Curriculum links: Dance, Drama
When: Dance – September; Drama – October
Where: Everest Theatre
For more information about the program, ticket prices and content visit www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au in early 2017
Callback 2016 Information
Curriculum links: Dance
When: 9 – 10 February
Times: 1pm & 3pm
Where: Everest Theatre
Length: 90 minute, including interval