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GESS Talks Active

GESS Talks Active

A showcase of creative performances encompassing dance, musical theatre and choirs from around the UAE. Hear from students about how being active builds confidence, enhances their personal skills and helps increase focus in the classroom.

14:00 - 14:45Modern Pop: Deconstructed

Do you feel that music has changed a lot? It’s not the same music you grew up listening to. Sometimes you can’t connect with the lyrics or heavily processed beats or even the outrageous videos! Yet your students love these artists and can swear by the coolness they exude. Would you be surprised if you found out that there’s a formula behind all of it? Songs today are written using very specific rules in a way that hooks you onto them. Everything is carefully planned - from the lyrics to even the length of the song! Modern Pop: Deconstructed will take you through the intricacies of being a songwriter today and what makes today’s hits work with Gen-Z. Featuring live performances and demonstrations by students and a wee bit of talking by the Doctor of Pop! Come and enjoy some of the most popular tunes of today and sing along with the hits of the past...

Topic : Learning Environment

Speaker:
  • Aubin Pereira | Faculty Head - Performing Arts | Dubai Scholars Private School

15:00 - 16:00Dwight School Dubai’s Student Choir

Dwight School Dubai’s Student Choir.

 

Language : English

Topic : Motivation / Coaching

Speaker:
  • Katrina Clark | HOD Arts and PE, Drama teacher | Dwight School Dubai

16:15 - 17:00Student Dance Performances

Students from Wellington International School showcase three dance performances:

 

Performance 1: AQA GCSE Dance Assessment Duet 1: 

A duet set to the stimulus of "an object of stationary". This piece depicts the newfangled friction between long term friends. The object chosen as a stimulus to help narrate her story was "scissors". 

 

Performance 2: AQA GCSE Dance Assessment Duet 2: 

A semi-narrative piece on the Journey of vulnerability and courage between two life-long friends. This piece highlights the importance of solidarity between friends during times of hardship. Drawing attention to the weariness that sculpts within friendships, especially when weaknesses are exposed.  

 

Performance 3: Desert Dance Competition Piece: 

A fun-filled dance that highlights the hopeful excitement of starting out the new decade. 

 

Topic : Music / Performing Arts / Sports

Speaker:
  • Rohita Menon | Head of Dance | Wellington International School

14:00 - 14:45Music Performance

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Topic : Motivation / Coaching

Speaker:
  • Adam Laird | Head of Music | Sharjah English School

15:00 - 15:45Drama and music performance

Sharjah English School Students performing Music and Drama plays.

Language : English

Topic : Music / Performing Arts / Sports

16:00 - 17:00The Ballet Centre Showcase

A special dance performance by The Ballet Centre students taken from their Peter Pan 2019 show.  Showcasing Ballet, Modern, Tap and Contemporary Dance. With an insight into the benefits of a dance education by the Head of Ballet. 

Language : English

Topic : Music / Performing Arts / Sports

Speaker:

14:00 - 14:45Annie the Musical

Annie the Musical performed by Dubai British School Jumeirah Park.

Topic : Music / Performing Arts / Sports

Speakers: