Bedales showcases best local dance talent

Bedales hosted a stunning display of dance at the Youth Dance Platform last weekend. The annual showcase of creative and imaginative contemporary dance saw students from Bedales and Dunhurst programmed alongside groups from other schools, colleges, and independent dance companies. Dunhurst Blocks 1 and 2 pupils performed a piece to a mix of songs from Walk on By to Walking on Sunshine. Street, Ballet, Modern and Tap were included in this piece. Bedales students’ choreography comprised a piece by Daisy Nielsen (Block 5) in a fast-moving Charleston duet with Daniel Rasbash (6.2). Block 4 students performed a piece to music by Danny Elfman. The Youth Dance Platform acted as a perfect rehearsal for Bedales Dance Performs two days later, which featured students studying Dance at BAC and A Level. The evening featured 17 performances inspired by different cultures. Read more. View photos: Youth Dance Platform; Bedales Dance Performs.

Bedales showcases best local dance talent

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Colourful and Gothic arts programme

An artist revelling in colour and texture offers us a timely antidote to the lowering grey of the skies. Our new exhibition by Michael Minas is now open and runs until 8 February. Three Gothic Tales, the Dunhurst Blocks’ Play, will be performed in the Theatre next week. Free tickets are available for Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday 18th at 2.30pm from tickets@bedales.org.uk or 01730 711511.

Michael Minas

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Prep schools enjoy Tudor music at Bedales

Bedales hosted a workshop for young musicians recently to give them a taste of music education and the chance to experience participation in a concert in the Olivier Theatre. Students from Bloo House, Camelsdale First School, Conifers, Dorset House, Knightsbridge School, Newton Prep and Oakwood School joined students from Dunhurst, Block 5 and the Sixth Form. Students began by discovering the dance choreography of the Tudor period before moving on to exploring the music played at such performances. Bedales Director of Music, Nick Gleed and Director of Music at Dunhurst, Ben Harlan, led the workshops, which featured madrigals, instrumental ensembles and the chance to play in a renaissance band alongside Bedales Sixth Formers. Read more.

Oakwood pupils at Tudor Music Workshop

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

Olivier Theatre hosts the Darlings

Dunhurstians put on extra performances of Peter Pan in The Olivier Theatre recently after the snow forced cancellations. Children from Blocks 1 and 2 worked tenaciously in rehearsals to get the production ready for the first performance on Thursday just before the snow struck. Although the bad weather initially halted plans, the production returned to a packed audience on Monday for two shows to make up for lost time. Jane Grubb, Head of Dunhurst, said: “The children and staff put a phenomenal amount of effort into making the show spectacular. From the lighting and music to the script and the costumes, the event was captivating. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces around the school transformed into sprites and members of the Kickapu tribe and Darling family.” Read more. View photos.

Peter Pan

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.