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Each year, creative innovative dance works from NSW public schools are showcased in the State Dance Festival. This eResource presents eighteen different works from the festival in 2018, highlighting the range of styles explored through the study of dance in public schools across NSW.

Each performance reveals the determination of students and teachers to explore the art of dance and to achieve performances of the highest quality. These performances are underpinned by technical training, stamina, creativity, confidence, cooperation and respect for one another fostered by their dedicated and talented teachers.

NSW State Dance Festival 2019 Promo | Duration: 0:41

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I Wanna be a Producer

Duration:
7:02

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School

Years 8-11

Choreographer: Natalie Somerville

Leo is convinced to quit his job and follow his dream of becoming a Broadway producer.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – I Wanna be a Producer (Secondary)
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Friends 4Eva

Duration:
3:37

Bondi Beach Public School

Year 1

Choreographer: Rebecca Devine

We love being there for someone when they need a friend.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Friends 4Eva (Primary)
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Her Face

Duration:
7:33

NSW Public Schools State Ensemble 2

Years 7-12

Choreographer: Ashley Jones

Movement inspired by the poem 'Her Face' by Sir Arthur Gorges, written in the late 1500s.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Her Face (Secondary)
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2Tix

Duration:
4:42

NSW Public Schools Junior Ensemble 2

Year 7

Choreographer: Katelyn Boshell

The anticipation felt when purchasing last minute tickets to an exciting rock concert.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – 2Tix (Secondary)
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Blended

Duration:
3:08

Ryde East Public School

Years 3-6

Choreographer: Leona Mitchell

How to combine harmoniously into a single entitly.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Blended (Primary)
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Erupting Light

Duration:
7:28

Engadine High School

Years 7-12

Choreographer: Emma Bathgate-Petersen

Everything on earth is affected by gravity.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Erupting Light (Secondary)
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I'm a Believer

Duration:
3:30

Shining Starts Ensemble 1

Years K-12

Choreographer: Francis De-Bourbon

A time of fun, colour and joyful dance remembering the 1960s.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – I'm a Believer (Primary and Secondary)
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Newton's Third

Duration:
6:59

Hunter School of Performing Arts

Year 11

Choreographers: Penelope Fleming, Katie Williams

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Newton's Third (Secondary)
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Cognitive Modules Party

Duration:
6:42

NSW Public School Senior Ensemble 2

Years 10-12

Choreographer: Angela Hamilton

The party dance floor is a metaphor for the celebration of the brain's function in all its wonder and absurdity.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Cognitive Modules Party (Secondary)
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Kismet

Duration:
5:58

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Years 10-12

Choreographer: Gilli O'Connell

In the style of the ballet Scheherazade, a classical dance performed to the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Kismet (Secondary)
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Rule Your Destiny

Duration:
3:32

Wattle Grove Public School

Years 4-6

Choreographer: Kylie Farrah

Two sides discover they can take charge of their own destiny.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Rule Your Destiny (Primary)
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The Space Between

Duration:
6:27

Riverside Girls High School

Year 12

Choreographer: Tamara Mitchell

Honour the space between 'no longer' and 'not yet', for then you may find 'ready'.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – The Space Between (Secondary)
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The Choir

Duration:
5:37

Northern Beaches Secondary College – Mackellar Girls Campus

Year 7

Choreographer: Clare Goetze

Together we are one, but apart we are many.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – The Choir (Secondary)
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Supercalifragilistic Expialidocious

Duration:
4:20

Pennant Hills Public School

Years 5-6

Choreographer: Arnold Sychampanakhone

After a win at the horse races, Mary Poppins suggested that at least one word is appropriate for the situation.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Supercalifragilistic Expialidocious (Primary)
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Lock and Key

Duration:
5:16

NSW Public Schools Urban Dance Crew

Years 9-12

Choreographers: Neale Whittaker, Pete Evans

What happens whan a teacher is absent from the classroom?

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Lock and Key (Secondary)
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Somewhere Only We Know

Duration:
4:07

NSW Public Schools Primary Ensemble 2

Years 4-6

Choreographer: Millie Slennett

Strong memories emerge stirred by objects and experiences.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Somewhere Only We Know (Primary)
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Forward to the Past

Duration:
7:33

Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts

Year 10

Choreographer: Emily Ireland

The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise.

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State Dance Festival 2018 – Forward to the Past (Secondary)
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Excerpts from 'Skin'

Duration:
10:59

NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Company

Years 8-12

Choreographer: Stephen Page

Warrang (Dingo) and Hunting and Gathering are from Bangarra Dance Theatre's acclaimed show Skin which has its world premiere during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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Video transcript –
State Dance Festival 2018 – Excerpts from 'Skin' (Secondary)
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