We were chuffed to see to their latest show ‘Dream, Believe, Succeed’ last week. The Platinum students had one week to write, choreograph and rehearse it. Quite an unbelievable result considering the limited time to prepare, they never disappoint! High energy & on point dancing/singing with positive messages through out to help the young people in the performance express their views on how to stay on the right path whilst at the same time showing the positive example to the youth watching. A win-win showdown!
The students used traditional fairy tale characters and story themes to represent their messages to its young target audience.
”Dream, Believe, Succeed is a collaborative project that is close to our hearts. In partnership with Edmonton Community Partnership and funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoner’s Fund, created to provide a safe and judgment-free environment for children to open up about their experiences as a young person in the community.
This year we have been teaching various creative arts workshops in Primary schools and community outreach programmes with the ambition to inspire and encourage the children to feel a sense of worth and purpose regardless of their abilities, cultures, sexualities or genders.
Platinum worked closely with a number of schools in Edmonton to carry out these workshops and spoke to the young students about their lives and the positive and negative situations that they have gone through daily. Within the workshops we listened to all of their voices and gave them a voice by creating a show which reflects their real life problems with some favourite fairy tale characters. Their words must be heard and it is crucial that you listen.”
”Cinderella, Moana, Snow White, Prince Charming and Pinocchio embark on a journey with many paths and decisions which they will have to face. The story shows that you must never judge a book by its cover that happens a lot within our society today.
We want to show that even the most perfect princesses experience the same situations as the young people in our community.”
The post show Q and A’s gave the young audience members the opportunity to ask the performers about the stories/choices their characters made and why. Also, using the scenes to relate to real life situations as examples on how make wiser decisions with the aim of creating a happier/safer life that’s on the right path.The fairy godmother gave an accompanied speech about keeping safe & never lying: Important Ground rules that often get forgotten.
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