A MaDD Evening
A showcase of Music, Drama and Dance.
Preparations are well underway for Deer Park's MaDD Evening on Thursday 4 May. This is a new showcase format for the Expressive Arts Faculty and the event, featuring Music, Dance and Drama, will run differently to previous concerts.
The evening will be made up of three short parallel performances with a short interval between each. The Music performances will take place in the Main Hall, the Dance performances will be in the Sports Hall and the Drama performances will be taking place in the large Drama Studio in the Expressive Arts block. The audience will change location during each interval and move between each performance space, giving you the opportunity to see all three strands of our Expressive Arts.
The idea for this new format was the result of a conversation between Headteacher Chiquita Henson and Head of Expressive Arts Frances Mulcahy.
We thought this new creative set up would bring some fun into the evening but also ample opportunity for our pupils to perform. Our extra-curricular clubs are becoming more and more popular and we had lots of performers wanting to get involved. I’m really excited for the pupils to perform in different spaces. A large number of our pupils will be in multiple sets and so will be running from one area of the school to the other to perform in a different discipline of the arts. It is certainly set to be a mad evening!
Miss Mulcahy, Head of Expressive Arts
There will be group musical performances by the Steel Band, the Ukulele Group, the DP Players, Junior and Senior Singers, the Flute Group, as well as duets and soloists.
The Drama performance will include GCSE performance pieces, the Drama Club, the Year 7 Slapstick Comedy group and small extracts from work completed in lessons.
The Dance performance will include the Wembley Dance Project, Year 7 and Year 8 Dance groups, as well as smaller dance pieces.
The evening starts at 7pm and tickets are priced at £3.50 for adults and £3 for children (16 and under). Tickets will be available from Reception in the first week back after the Easter holidays; they will also be available to purchase on the night from the foyer outside the Main Hall. Tickets will be colour-coded to indicate the order in which each audience will see each performance.
As I am sure you will agree this sounds like a fun evening, and a great opportunity to celebrate the talents and hard work of all of the pupils who, week in week out, contribute to the vibrant extra-curricular programme in Expressive Arts. We hope you can make the event and look forward to see you on Thursday 4 May.
Dan Cook, Music Teacher
Some of the performances at the 2016 Spring Showcase: