Macleans College Showquest wins second place

Posted on July 25, 2022

The Macleans College Showquest cast performed live at Aotea Centre on Thursday 7 July in the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre.

The dancers have been rehearsing since February this year and overcame immense challenges with many cast members often away isolating with Covid during the past few months.

This strong group of girls worked hard to deliver excellence and to impress the prestigious judging panel members Angela Bloomfield, Chance McKay and Michael "Snapper” Knapp. Macleans College succeeded, coming away with second place in the Open Regionals along with the Tikanga Award and Best Choreography Award. They have now qualified to perform at the national final.

The title for the Macleans College Showquest performance this year was ‘Sense of Self’. The dancers chose to shed light on body image and the negative impact of social media on self-esteem which can lead to eating disorders and feelings of isolation. This important and relevant topic was explored through the dynamic dance genres of hip hop, lyrical, jazz and contemporary.

The performance was choreographed by Jasmine Jones (Rutherford House), Mischa Inglis (Snell), Alicia Major (Rutherford), Eden Millward (Rutherford), Alex Ready (Mansfield) and Abby Snooks (Snell). The inspiring choreography was accompanied by live vocals from Lexie Buchanan (Upham) and Zara Sebi Mohamed (Snell). The spectacular lighting design was created and operated by Selina Sun (Batten) and Penny Tang (Snell).

Thank you to Miss Abigail Vogels and Ms Jess Harrison for managing and coaching the team, and to Dr Miles for the huge support and assistance with this Performing Arts extra-curricular.

Watch the full performance below to see an amazing display of talent from the Macleans College students.