Apricity: Creating a Dance Film

This year the IGSSA Dance Festival took on a new format due to COVID-19 restrictions and was presented online. During the July school holidays 19 senior dancers worked intensively with teachers Jessica Wynn and Jane Murray on a dance film for the Festival. Throughout the choreographic development process, the girls were encouraged to look at their surroundings from a new perspective.

The film we eventually created, ‘Apricity’, is inspired by our beautiful grounds and the architecture of our buildings. Apricity means warmth of the sun or basking in the sun. Filming day was an exciting day of collaboration and performance.

“The best part of this whole experience was looking at the final result of our film and thinking about the amazing process to reach the end point. We incorporated our school grounds into our film making it unique and different to other schools. I’m so proud of how quickly this amazing film was put together. “ Ella Biancuzzo, Year 10

‘I really enjoyed IGSSA Dance this year as it opened up a new and unique process to us. We were able to devise our own small pieces of choreography and work closely with teachers and dancers, allowing us to come together and form connections within the year groups. We were able to create new ideas with almost no limits. We were so lucky to dance in front of and around our beautiful school. The final product was rewarding to watch. Miss Molly Werner’s creative costumes helped bring the film project to life’.  Laura McCarthy, Year 11 

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