CAPA College keep the Arts alive in their first live streamed showcase
Students exceled in the college’s live showcase of Intensives Week
It is safe to say that no two weeks at CAPA College are the same. Yorkshire’s leading Creative and Performing Arts College provides excellent Arts training and ‘Outstanding’ education to young people aged 16-19 from across the North of England. Every day is filled with song and study, dance and drama as students take their first steps towards a professional career on stage and backstage.
However, life at CAPA College became even more energetic and exciting recently when all first-year students were taken off timetable for the CAPA College Intensives Week.
Over the course of the week, students worked alongside CAPA College’s team of professional teaching staff and guest artists to form nine new companies. It was an opportunity for students to focus on a particular project, learn new skills and techniques and experience the vigour of a professional rehearsal schedule.
Each performance was devised, scripted, rehearsed and performed in just five days including a surveillance drama inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, a physical theatre and puppetry performance and a short film devised in conjunction with War Horse and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor Philip Hill-Pearson.
CAPA College are determined to keep the Arts alive in spite of the current lockdown, therefore after five long days of rehearsal, the students had the unique opportunity to showcase their hard work to friends and family in a live virtual performance!
With over 300 live viewers, the students impressed with nine phenomenal pieces of work showing the remarkable progression they have made in a short space of time whilst studying at the college. This is a credit both to their willingness to learn and the expert teaching on offer at CAPA College.
The live stream was hugely successful with one parent saying: “I am writing to thank CAPA College for putting on such a fabulous show on Saturday through the live stream. It was evident the sheer amount of work that had gone into making it successful from both staff and students.”
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