Liam gives perspective on performing arts adventure
MANSFIELD’S young performing arts star Liam Wilson recently returned from the world championships of performing arts in America.
Ever-conscious and grateful of the support he receives at home from his family, friends and the wider community, Liam wanted to put together a report from his perspective about his experience as a way of thanking everyone.
“Last month my family and I travelled to the United States of America for the ‘world championships of performing arts’ where I was representing Australia in the categories dance and modelling.
“The t hree- week experience changed my outlook on both performing and life in general.
“Working with 63 countries and integrating with various cultures was incredible, but just as valuable was learning to live independently in a new environment.
“Many of the people I met and worked with did not speak English and worked with interpreters.
“With a full schedule of workshops, boot camps, lectures, performances, rehearsals, ceremonies, competitions, parties and events, it was crucial that I learnt to maintain myself in a work atmosphere both internally and externally.
“The program involved working with the most respected and experienced people in the entertainment industry who were our mentors, judges and resources for valuable information.
“I learnt to be inspired by the world around us, which includes the people we meet, the food we eat, the places we visit, the things we experience and apply it to an outlet such as dance.
“I was honoured to be part of the grand finale showcase, which was broadcast worldwide and performed to a large live audience.
“I feel honoured to have won six medals and an industry award, and I look forward to travelling back to the USA for my scholarship next year and to once again compete.
“I would like to thank all of those who have supported and believed in my work, and I will continue to support you throughout life.
“Everything still comes back to the beautiful town of Mansfield, which has inspired me and built me into the performer and person I am today.
“Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life - Think it, See it, Believe it, Make it.”
WORLD STAGE: Liam Wilson performs one of his routines at the world championship of performing arts in America recently.