Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

THE wilds of the African jun­gle will come to the stage thanks to per­form­ers from Ac­tiv.

Mem­bers of the Bea­cons­field or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Peo­ple, Skills and Com­mu­nity group have been prac­tis­ing for the past year to bring the Fan­tasy Is­land pro­duc­tion to life through song, dance, act­ing and per­cus­sion skills.

Ac­tive PS&C sup­port of­fi­cer Kim Parkin said the per­form­ers cre­ated the show and worked to­gether to de­velop the story and per­form it. “Through PS&C, each in­di­vid­ual has the op­por­tu­nity to make de­ci­sions, con­nect, learn and be­long with their com­mu­nity and the Per­form­ing Arts pro­gram is a huge part of that,” she said.

“All our per­form­ers are work­ing to­wards an ASDAN Cer­tifi­cate in Sound, Rhythm and Mu­sic.

“This pro­duc­tion gives them the chance to learn all these skills in a prac­ti­cal, re­al­life en­vi­ron­ment and it’s fan­tas­tic to see the pro­duc­tion come to­gether and all their hard work pay off.”

Ac­tiv per­former Julius Rode, who is play­ing a witch doc­tor, said he be­came ner­vous be­fore the show but en­joyed be­ing a part of it.

“I like be­ing up there with my friends and hav­ing fun,” he said.

Fan­tasy Is­land will be at the North Lake Se­nior Cam­pus on Oc­to­ber 15.

Call 9337 6099 for more in­for­ma­tion and tick­ets.

The cast of Ac­tiv’s Fan­tasy Is­land, in­clud­ing Julius Rode (far right).

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