New Wimbledon Theatre
Eleven year eight students participated in East Meets West at New Wimbledon Theatre on the 15th July.
It was a showcase of Dance Theatre by young people inspired by the touring production of West Side Story. The Students made a three month commitment to the project, which started off by watching the production of West Side story. After experiencing the performance they thought of themes and ideas that appealed to them.
They were surprised about how the men treated the women in the show. This then became the basis of their performance piece. They told the story of Tina, who had an abusive partner. Tina would not reach out for help and one day her husband went too far. The performance was very well received and the students were a credit to the Academy.