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Pre-IB Drama Club joined Middle School Concert

On 21 December, the Middle School held its annual concert at the Suzhou Youth Activity Centre. The Playacting Club volunteered a drama item, an adaptation of Mitchell Ende’s “The Naked Rhinoceros”, an enjoyable animal story with a deeper message. The students had translated theChinese version into English, and then delegated the various roles amongst each other, taking on the tasks of directing, narrating, and various aspects of production (e.g. props and costumes, lighting and sound effects) largely by themselves. Minimal teacher supervision came in the later stages when issues of quality of diction and creative expression, and the technical demands of lighting and sound needed to be addressed. In the course of preparing for this item, they picked up basic skills in the lighting and sound boxes, and further developed their exposure to aspects of drama and performance, including technical and full dress rehearsals.Perhaps most significantly, they were able to experience the sweet taste of success after botching up at both rehearsals, and learnt how to persevere and resolve to make the actual performance a success.In the course of it all, they experienced how to manage glitches during the performance, and how to rise above these challenges.


Pre IB戏剧社参加初中部圣诞音乐会演出

1221日,初中部在苏州工业园区青少年活动中心举办了年度音乐会。表演社自告奋勇,主动承担了一项戏剧表演节目——改编自米切尔·恩德的作品《光屁股的大犀牛》,这是一个有趣的动物故事,但是寓意深刻。同学们先将剧本从中文翻译成英文,然后给每个成员安排了角色,还分别担任起导演、编剧的任务,道具服装、灯光音响等方面的事务,也基本由他们自己承担。几周的排练过程中,从台词的表达演练、创造性表演设计到灯控音效等技术问题,老师们都几乎没有参与。这个过程中,他们还学会了一些简单的灯控和音效的操作技术,并进一步提升了包括后台技术和带妆彩排等各方面戏剧表演策划能力。最有意义的是,同学们最终在经历了两次失败的彩排之后品尝到了成功的滋味,还学习到如何坚持不懈,如何通过实践取得成功。排练和表演过程中,也曾出现一些大家始料未及的小状况,但是最终都被同学们一一排除。对同学们而言,每一个细节都是挑战,每一项挑战都是历练,同学们终将在其中得到提升和成长。


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