Students on the Professional Dance Programme at Cronton Sixth Form have been on a memorable trip to the Netherlands, to enjoy visits to world famous landmarks and an astonishing production by the Dutch National Ballet team; all in preparation for their upcoming performances of Azkaban.
The trip began with an unforgettable visit to The Dutch National Ballet and Opera House, where students were blown away by a phenomenal rendition of Requiem, performed by the incredibly talented Dutch National Ballet Team.
The show was the perfect opportunity for the young dancers to take inspiration into their own performance of Azkaban which takes place on 13th June at the opening of the College’s brand new 320 seat theatre with orchestra pit, the Cronton Playhouse.
One student commented on the performance, “It has been the highlight of my year so far and it has definitely brought us closer together as a class, I can’t wait to perform Azkaban at the brand new theatre.”
Following the production at the Opera House, the students were given time to take a casual canal tour of Amsterdam along the river Amstel, before departing for the famous Anne Frank museum to discover her story.
Ben Musa, Professional Dance Programme tutor said, “Our trip to Amsterdam has been incredible. We got to make so many amazing memories with our dancers. A highlight was visiting Anne Frank House, where the students were extremely moved by the story told. But the pinnacle was watching The Dutch national ballet perform Requiem. The students felt to privileged and honoured to witness such amazing talent first hand.”