Friday 28th April 2017

Students Star in Liverpool Empire Dance Show

Albin Cyriac and Paul Awini with choreographer Matthew Bourne

Year 11 students Albin Cyriac and Paul Awini danced with the stars at the Liverpool Empire after being selected from more than 2,000 students across the region.

Thousands of boys attended auditions, which included a session at Cardinal Heenan, to be part of a thrilling new dance production of Lord of the Flies.

150 were selected for a further audition at Liverpool Empire before that group was slimmed down further until the final 24 were chosen for the show - and then the hard work began.

Albin, Paul and the rest of the dancers worked since July to get ready for opening night, which was given a standing ovation.

Ms Jones said: "We are so very proud of their achievement. It's not often that 15 year olds can say they have worked with an international director and choreographer. Their hard work talent and talent shows what can be achieved if you have the determination and drive. They've learnt a lot of life skills and made friends across the city during the project."

Their involvement was part of a project to encourage and support boys' access to dance. The company behind the production, New Adventures, is led by director and choreographer Matthew Bourne, who has won Olivier and Tony Awards for his work, which has seen him become one of the most important people in UK theatre.

In this production of Lord of the Flies - the classic William Golding story about boys being stranded on a desert island and left to fend for themselves - the action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre. Albin and Paul were playing youn schoolboys who hade been locked in an abandoned theatre, and have to start to make their own rules and create their own civilisation, before order breaks down.

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