Art splash 2017 was held at the Michael Fowler Centre at the end of term 3. It was particularly special this year because it was the 30th anniversary. Year 3/4 and year 7/8 students were involved, and had a great time.
The Rata team had to learn 10 songs, including numbers from Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Moana. They were also fortunate to sing Ngoi Ngoi, which is a Maori song written about a celebrated Maori composer whose name was Ngoi. She wrote the famous song Poi E. The last two songs were Wake Me Up and Take Me to the Dairy. These were fun songs where the students got to wear sparkly hats and do some dancing. Take Me to the Dairy was written especially for Artsplash by Bret McKenzie from The Flight of the Concords.
Two days later a group of Year 7 and 8 students performed in the Dance splash concert. The students choreographed their own routines with the theme of ‘Dance through the ages’. This involved a range of dances to the music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Michael Jackson, The Spice Girls and Justin Bieber. Their performance was lively, engaging and highly commended by the audience.
The Wadestown orchestra also performed in the foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre to entertain concert-goers prior to Dance splash. Well done and congratulations to all students who got involved.