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Young Hammersmith dancers dazzle audience at The Lyric Theatre

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Image captionImage 1: William Morris Sixth Form perform at the Lyric Theatre

Young dance students stunned their audience with a diverse range of performances as part of their end of year exams.

The show was performed by 30 students from William Morris Sixth Form in St Dunstans Road, Hammersmith, in front of a 100-strong audience at The Lyric Theatre.

The first performance was a collaboration between students, their dance and acting lecturer Inez Roberta and photographer Steve Pomfret. The performers devised routines inspired by photographs Steve had taken in Madagascar, giving the students a taste of a career in dancing by working with a professional not connected to their school.

It was followed by a wide range of contrasting pieces putting the first and second year BTEC Performing Arts students’ skills to the test and enabling them to display their wide range of talent.

The performances on Thursday, 11 June, included a comical story about taking exams told by mime alone, an adaptation of the classic novella Metamorphosis, a piece about mental illness called Enjoy The Silence, and the Cell Block Tango routine from the classic musical Chicago.

Inez, their lecturer, said: “The wide range of performances showed how versatile the dancers are.

“Their performance skills were incredible. To go from the studio to such a professional theatre as The Lyric, they really raised their game.”