The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Performing Arts

Circus vs Shakespeare

For the past 10 weeks, the Year 5 boys have been busy discovering their strengths and talents for circus skills. I'm sure most boys will agree they have discovered that they have both the inner and physical strength to perform skills that they wouldn't have imagined they could do before. With the help of our super talented and inspiring circus guru, Sarah Ritchie of Kinetica Youth Circus, the boys have experimented with storytelling through the art of circus. Inspired by the musical they will perform in Semester 2 entitled 'Shakespeare Rocks', the boys have worked to reenact the history of Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre, which was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's Theatre Company, only to be destroyed by fire during a performance on 29 June 1613. They will perform their item at the bi-annual IPSHA Performing Arts Festival, held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Tuesday 20 June.

Miss Phebe Samson
Performing Arts Teacher