Thomas Page, an ex CNS student, now contemporary choreographer and artistic director of Thomas Page Dances, came back to school to teach Year 10 a section of repertoire from his dance, ‘C-A-G-E-D’ which students are currently studying in our dance classes.
This piece is an abstract contemporary dance which aims to spread awareness and spark conversations of oppression, and how individuals cope with it differently. Students were introduced to new movements and, during the two days the more challenging tricks became less difficult through Tom’s excellent coaching.
Other than being taught how to perfect their technique, the students were also shown that emotion in dance is just as important, and how to channel a specific emotion though each movement, to get the theme across to the audience. As Page said, he would “rather you be emotionally genuine, than physically accurate.”