HeadStart Performing Arts Production Team 2017-2018
A big thank you to the team of dedicated teachers and helpers who have produced countless shows for eager audiences for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Ms Kamillah Bilbe, Head of Creative Arts and make up design
Jackie Feliciano, music and singing director
Joel Adams, acting coach
Jody Leow, artistic director
Myriam Adams, props and costumes
Hayley Milner, acting coach, lighting and sound coordinator
Fabienne Mester, dance school manager and coordinator
Charlie’s Angels–Dance Academy Recital
On the evening of 2 June, 2018, over 120 students from the Dance Academy performed a fantastic rendition of Charlie’s Angels for an enthusiastic crowd of over 400 people. The show was a great success thanks to excellent planning and months of preparations by Ms Fabienne Mester, dance school manager, and the teachers who worked tirelessly to make it possible.
To celebrate the end of a fun and artistic year, 45 ballerinas from the HeadStart Dance Academy presented “Wonderland” last Friday. We went on a little journey through a world where little black cats from Reception, pretty rabbits from Early Years, multicolored butterflies from Year 1 (coming out of tea cups) and graceful playing cards from Year 1 to Year 4, presented port de bras, attitude, pretty swings and arabesques to the melodies of Alfred Reynolds’ music from Alice through the Looking-Glass Suite. At the end they finally meet Alice performed by Juliette Guillerey.
The dancers were then treated to a tea party and received awards for their achievements in Ballet. Big congratulation to all of the dancers for their hard work and dedication to this special discipline. They made their parents and teachers very proud!
The Amazing Adventures of Superstan
On Friday March 9th, the primary CAPA academy presented The Amazing Adventures of Superstan, an action packed, fun-for-all production, filled with hilarious jokes and catchy songs. Years 4, 5 and 6 performed with enthusiasm, along with the junior academy students, for hundreds of happy parents. Congratulations to all who worked extremely hard to make this another very successful production at HeadStart. The Creative Arts department is very proud of our juniors, who already show so much potential and talent. A full album of photos can be found on the HeadStart Facebook page
Christmas Performance 2017
On 13 December, 2017, the Foundation to Year 3 students performed a selection of Christmas songs and dances. A big thank you to all of the students, teachers and deputies, in conjunction with the Performing Arts department, for their hard work and for preparing such a lovely event.
On November 3rd and 4th, 2017, HeadStart Creative and Arts Secondary students delivered not one, but two extraordinary productions of the Addams Family [email protected] This family classic has been enjoyed by many generations on television series, film, Broadway and touring companies all around the world. Our CAPA cast did not disappoint, and together with the Dance Academy, put on two spectacular performances. Congratulations to all involved in this show to remember for years to come!
On 13 May, 2017, the HeadStart International School auditorium was filled with an eager crowd of spectators. Over 100 students ages 5-18, from the Dance Academy and CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts Academy) performed Chicago Stories. The performance was a fantastic display of beautifully choreographed hip-hop, modern jazz and featured aerial Ballet. The solo singers and narrator swept us into the world of the 1920’s where the recent disappearance of several key characters in the town had everyone wondering who has committed the crime. A big thank you to Ms Fabienne Mester and her team for pulling off such a wonderful show.
Full show here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUOWt_V2h7I&t=881s
On March 16th,2017, our Preschool to Year 3 students premiered a HeadStart production of the Gruffalo. Although little, they did not disappoint. Cuteness enveloped the hall with each beautiful creature that emerged from the forest.
The show was produced by Jackie Feliciano with the help of our CAPA team: Myriam Adams, Joel Adams and Hayley Milner, choreographer Fabienne Mester, props and stage design by Jody Leow, Kamillah Bilbe and Anisa Van der Laan. Costumes and class rehearsals were coordinated by the homeroom teachers.
A big thank you to all involved in this beautiful performance!
Into the Woods
The 8th December, 2016, saw our first HeadStart CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) Academy performance. Thirty of our most talented students took part in the show Into the Woods Jr. Our actors, singers and dancers thrilled the audience with this enchanting tale.
The show was produced by our head of CAPA, Erika Cramp, in collaboration with our talented CAPA team: Acting Directors Joel Adams and Hayley Milner, Music Directors Jackie Feliciano and Erika Cramp, Choreographer Fabienne Mester, Costume Design Myriam Adams and Props and Stage design by Jody Leow, supported by Wasana Promtong and Angela Sornhiran.
Our dedicated group of students rehearsed tirelessly to ensure that HeadStart, yet again, raised the bar and showed what we are capable of. Well done to all involved.
Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits
On the evening of the 16th and 17th of June, 2016, the Year 3-6 students, along with a selection of 11 Secondary students performed a musical in the Sports Hall.
Open sesame and discover a treasure-trove of fun and laughter as witty writer Craig Hawes gives the timeless tale a twist in this mystical musical comedy! So slip on your sandals for some sandy silliness as we take a thrilling carpet ride with Ali Baba and his crazy camel on an amazing Arabian adventure!
This hysterical show is filled with mystical mayhem and a swag-bag of laughs to provide an Arabian night you’ll never forget! With colourful characters, a side-splitting script, an enchanting score of show-stopping songs and a sprinkle of sparkle from a genius genie, this magical musical is everything you could wish for!
We thank the production team for their hard work putting this together. Acting Directors: Joel Adams, Hayley Milner. Music Directors: Jaqueline Feliciano, Erika Cramp. Choreography: Fabienne Mester, Haruka Osu, Burin Burik. Costumes: Namondthrad Wootinan, Myriam Adams, Erika Cramp. Props and Stage Décor: Jody Leow, Wasana Promtong. Stage Backdrop: Oleksandra Miftakova, Paola Stoffel, Graeme Fairbairn.