The advance project performance

The Advance Project performance

Year 10 students joined young people from Harris Academy Tottenham on stage this month for two special performances marking the culmination of The Advance Project.

The Advance Project, held annually at the School, is a unique opportunity for our students to work with young people from local secondary schools on a project where they explore elements of ballet and create and perform new work together.

This year, the students worked together to create STOP! a new piece inspired by the story of Petrushka, which Mikhail Fokine choreographed for the Ballets Russes in 1911. Students worked with project lead Bim Malcomson to explore the ideas in Petrushka, which is about the lives and loves of three puppets. The dancers worked together and apart in their own schools to develop the piece during the 11 weeks of rehearsals.

On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March, all 39 of the students involved took to the stage in front of an audience of friends, family and VIP guests, to perform their new work. The dancers were given a standing ovation at the end of their performance.

Scroll through some of the photos from the performances:

The advance project performance