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Wonderful events for all at Discovery Arts & Culture Festival

Posted: November 21, 2014

Discovery Arts & Culture Festival, 2–10 December 2014, promises an exciting selection of artistic and cultural experiences for all of our students.

Parents and students – don’t forget to organise your costume for the Carnival Parade. The parade will open the festival on Tuesday 2 December. Students and teachers can dress as their favourite artist, musician, actor, dancer, or in a costume that represents their home country or culture.

Mark your diaries – Discovery Arts & Culture Festival will showcase our students’ artistic talents through a number of events open to the DC community, including the Diploma ‘Work in Progress’ visual arts exhibition, Diploma Film Night, the staging of Vinegar Tom by senior drama students, ‘buskers corner’ and, closing the festival, DC’s Ensemble Evening on 10 December. Further details coming soon!

Chip/crisp packets – Please donate to the Visual Arts Dept for some fabulous installation art that will be created by Year 6 and Year 11 students, with our festival artist-in-residence Nicole Voevodin-Cash.

Highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • Primary workshops including Chinese dragon dance, African percussion and storytelling, Brazilian capoeira, Chinese watercolour painting, and dance with DMR
  • Australian landscape and installation artist Nicole Voevodin-Cash will be artist-in-residence, running workshops with Years 6 and 11, holding ‘Artist Talks’ for Year 12 and 13 visual arts students, and creating a work of art right here in the College.
  • Japanese drum maestro Kumi Masunaga will work with Year 7s, festival favourites Faust International Youth Theatre will instruct Year 8s in stage fighting, and Year 9s will study the styles and skills of graffiti art.
  • Senior students will have specialist electives aimed at their curriculum needs and personal interests. Choices include creative writing with Hong Kong journalist and author Nury Vittachi, a behind-the-scenes visit to the HK Disney dubbing and theatrical studios, singing masterclass with Louise Thoreau, cartoon workshop with French cartoonist and graphic artist Fred Boot, costume design, exploring the Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, ceramics, app building and more.

THANK YOU to the record number of families and businesses who are our Patrons of the Arts – your contributions help make this wonderful event possible.