Collective teaches young ones the art of live
The Performing Arts Collective (PAC) paid
tribute to the classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s in their show REWIND at the
St James Church. The variety show featured 32 performers singing,
dancing, modelling and playing along to a number of rock, rhythm and blues,
disco and cult classics from days gone by.
There were lots of firsts in the evenings
programme. Don Falconer emceed the show, sharing his humour and improvising
under the spotlight before taking the stage to perform hits from Elvis and
Louis Armstrong. New members Maree Christensen and Bruce Malapit impressed in
their PAC debuts. Maree showcased her talents with a lovely rendition of
and Bruce brought the energy with a terrific performance of Mustang
. Mother and daughter act Sarah and Gemma Evans sang Unchained
, their first duet together, after another duo—Hannah Knight and Summer Price—wowed the crowd with a colourful LED poi
The Spotswood Primary troupe were introduced to
the pressures of performing with a variety of quick costume changes backstage—from leopard prints and overalls to black
studded rock outfits and disco attire. The audience loved the cute factor of the youngest
collective members Layla Jade Steele and Lily Williams when they modelled
clothes from Vintage Mash.
The PAC models struck a pose in vintage and
hippy inspired looks with strategically placed stage props to share the popular
fashion of the 60’s
Another treat for the audience were two dances from the 60s by the PAC Dancers:
the Wah Watusi and Pata Pata dances.
The Highlands Intermediate troupe got some hands
on experience with stage management assisting Don with prize draws. Their acts
and Indian Reservation
brought something different to the evening with interpretive dance and
percussion accompaniment. One of the show highlights was their
collaboration with the Spotswood Primary troupe “
Lion sleeps tonight “.
Another audience favourite was PACs dancing
queens; Gemma Evans, Emily Julian and Chona Garcia dressed in white fringed
frocks singing an Abba medley. The show closed with the sing-a-long “Heaven is a place on Earth,” led by Jonah Bucksmith
with his debut solo and the Spotswood Primary troupe.