Monmouth dance students explore freedom or desire in sparkling piece

Monmouth dance students explore freedom or desire in sparkling piece

28 November 2018

Creative students have explored a path to freedom in a sparkling dance-themed assembly inspired by the school chaplain.

Pupils at Monmouth School for Girls highlighted, through dance, how being materialistic and focusing on the wrong things can lead to rocky foundations and problems.

Choreographed by Ms Rhyan Parry, Head of Dance, and assisted by Mrs Stefi Powell, The Elite Choreography Group from Years 7 to 11 shone with Freedom or Desire!

Set to Tilted by Christine and the Queens, materialism was represented by fur jackets in the stunning piece delivered in front of the whole school.

The stimulus for the piece was taken from Reverend Clifford Swartz’s half-term topic, which stemmed from Ecclesiastes 3 and how to find Eternal Happiness.

“Our choices can reflect being ruled by our desires rather than the freedom God longs to give,” said Reverend Swartz.

“The dance explored finding a path to freedom.”

Ms Parry added: “What we consider to be freedom is often just desire and what we see on the surface, so often masks what is really underneath.

“There is a realisation that it is important to get things in perspective, strike a balance and know how to make sensible choices.

“The lyrics of the song also helped to strengthen this important message.”

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