Performing Arts takes Centre Stage at The Commonwealth Games

Emmanuel musicians show their Talent

Three Emmanuel students were selected to perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. These three talented musicians were Carter Wallis on double bass (Year 9), Ha-Yeon Lim on violin (Year 9) and Momoko Misumi on cello (Year 12). Dressed in beach attire on the sand stage of Carrara Stadium, our students played an inspirational arrangement of Australia’s most iconic and beloved musical pieces as athletes from 71 nations paraded into the stadium.
Under the baton of renowned conductor, John Foreman, the orchestra played for over an hour with the ceremony being watched by over 1.5 billion people!
All three students also danced in the “Technicolour Love” beach dance performed with Ricki-Lee Coulter.

EC Dancers show their Colours

For the past few months our Senior Performance Students have been rehearsing diligently in preparation to perform in the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. 

On Sunday 15 April, their hard work certainly paid off with all dancers enjoying every minute of this once in a lifetime opportunity. Throughout the entire process, our Emmanuel students showed willingness, dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism. This was not lost on us as their teachers, or on the event choreographers and producers, many of whom have contacted us directly to praise our students and even offer some additional dance experiences for the future!

We are so proud of all who were involved. Well done team! Carla Stanley Emmanuel Dance Academy