27th November 23
On Wednesday 23rd, the stage at DLD came alive with the inaugural performances of the academic year, showcasing the impressive talents of both year 12 and year 13 students.
The evening kicked off with a compelling scripted piece by the new year 12s, delving into a dark event in British history. The maturity and sensitivity exhibited by both performers and audience alike are to be praised. The students demonstrated their commitment to their studies by incorporating various Brechtian techniques into their performance, resulting in a thought-provoking and impactful evening. Stepping onto the stage at DLD for the first time, the year 12s delivered an outstanding performance that was both inspiring and stunning.
Following this, the year 13s took the spotlight, presenting a devised piece that showcased the power of teamwork and cooperation. Having meticulously scripted their performance, the students drew inspiration from the acclaimed practitioner Katie Mitchell, giving their work with a modern and exciting flair through the incorporation of technology. The outcome was a dynamic and innovative piece that challenged perceptions of social media.
The audience was captivated by the year 13s’ performance, impressed by their ability to navigate and question the complexities of the digital age. The integration of technology into the narrative showcased the students’ creativity. Overall, the double bill of performances on this evening highlighted the remarkable talent and dedication of the students at DLD, leaving the audience both moved and intellectually stimulated.