Children of the Black Skirt – a gothic fairytale

A group of highly talented VCE Theatre Studies students staged three performances of Angela Betzien’s evocative play ‘Children of the Black Skirt’ this week. In achieving required learning outcomes for this VCE study, including interpreting the play text through rehearsal and performance, students are also required to choose areas of stagecraft in which they work towards the realisation of the production. Some of the skills acquired in staging this production included direction, sound, lighting, set and costumes.

This production, described by ...

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Maia Loeffler – Top Artist!

Congratulations to Maia Loeffler, (Year 12) who has been shortlisted for Top Arts 2018. Top Arts presents exceptional work from students who have completed Art or Studio Arts as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). The exhibition celebrates the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s most gifted young artists, whose work crosses a diverse range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and multimedia.

Maia explored the theme of Mother Nature as a symbol of nurturing, motherhood and femininity this year in ...

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Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Nominations

Our Years 9 -12 production of A Chorus Line has been acknowledged with nominations from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Junior Sector 2017!

We would like to congratulate both students and staff who have been nominated in five categories – Best Direction, Best Musical Direction, Junior Male in a Leading Role (Danny Trakman, Year 12), Junior Female in a Leading Role (Hannah Cohen, Year 12) and Junior Female in a Supporting Role (Maddie Meltzer (Year 10).

The King David School is ...

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VCE Art Show

The 2017 VCE Visual Arts show held on Sunday 15 October at the Rebecca Magid Centre showcased a range of important issues in our Senior students’ artworks, many of which were hung in the Joseph Brown Gallery, which allowed the work to be exhibited in a professional display. Students, family and community members shared in this celebration of the creative endeavours and achievements that all the hard work that the visual arts student in Art, Media and Visual Communication ...

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Art KDS Festival – A Feast of Art Experiences

So many members of our school community rallied together over the last 10 months or so to plan what was a highly ambitious one day event, showcasing art and providing creative experiences. This event constituted the biggest fundraiser, organised by the Parents’ Association for the School this year.

The inaugural ART KDS Festival which took place on Sunday exceeded expectations and provided a day of creative family fun, art appreciation, wonderful food and community spirit.

Lisa Klepfisz, President of KDSPA managed dozens ...

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Nikki Green – Visual Arts and Jewish Life Collaboration

Nikki Green was welcomed at the Senior School as our Artist in Residence recently. She worked with both the Jewish Life and the Visual Arts departments to bring a fresh perspective to Visual Arts through a Jewish lens.

As an artist, Nikki draws on her Jewish cultural heritage to combine the spirit of the letter with the sense of sublime in the surrounding landscape. She worked with Hebrew letterforms and printmaking techniques to elicit amazing artworks from the Years 7, 8 ...

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Artistic Talent and Integrity Rewarded

The B’nai B’rith 22nd Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition 2017 award ceremony was held last Sunday, August 6 at the Glen Eira Arts Complex Art Gallery. This event is a great forum for showcasing the creative talents of Jewish students in the 11 – 18 age group. The exhibition this year had a very large selection of artworks from all of the Jewish schools in Victoria.

The exhibition was opened by Sonia Payes, a prize winning artist, sculptor and photographer and ...

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Rich Characterisations in Steel Magnolias

The Lawrence Family Theatrette was transformed this week into a visually rich stage depicting life in a small town in the deep South of America in the 80’s. Our VCE Theatre Studies students performed Robert Harling’s play Steel Magnolias which focuses on the bond of a group of women in a small town community and how they cope with the death of one of their own.

A requirement for students in this subject is to choose areas of stagecraft in which ...

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A Chorus Line – SENSATIONAL!

Three flawless performances of A Chorus Line, our Senior School Musical, were delivered this week and belied the hard work and dedication of literally months of planning and rehearsals. Laura Rickhuss, in her Director’s note said the show is about “dignity and the courage with which each dancer stands ‘on the line’ waiting for a voice to decide their fate”.

This phenomenally successful show was created more than 40 years ago and has dance very much at its core. Our students ...

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A Night at the Theatre – Senior Drama Evening

The annual Years 9-12 Drama Evening was held in the Lyn and Michael Lawrence Family Theatrette on Monday 10 October to showcase the extraordinary talents of our Senior students. The Year 9 Drama students presented one short play, Liver for Breakfast, and a duologue Anger Management. The Year 9 ensemble are also working hard on their performance piece for the Malthouse Theatre as part of the statewide ‘The Suitcase Series’ performance showcase to be performed later this month.

Our Year 10 ...

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