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Dulwich MADD Festival 2017

It was with great pleasure that Dulwich College Seoul welcomed students in Year 5 and Year 6 from across the Dulwich network to take part in the MADD (Music, Art, Dance, Drama) Festival. This year’s festival theme was Magic, a great topic that allowed all students to enjoy and excel in their chosen areas.

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From Thursday to Sunday (20-23 April) we rehearsed, performed, painted, decorated and enjoyed performances from the different festival areas. We even had a very special magic performance from The Magician, a magic group based in Korea, winners of the Comedy Magic Awards at the 2015 Magic Olympics held in Italy.

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We had an extremely talented team of teachers and practitioners leading the festival groups:

  • Orchestra - Ms Nina Haynes (DC Beijing), Mr Andrew Kromholz (DC Singapore) and Ms Jeong Min Lee (DC Seoul)
  • Choir - Mr Paul West (DC Beijing), Ms Mary Giles (DC Suzhou) and Ms Vera Mitford (DC Seoul)
  • Rock Bands - Ms Rebecca Tobin (DC Shanghai), Mr Chris Hutchinson (DC Beijing) and Mr Jonathon Haslett (DC Shanghai Minhang)
  • Art - Ms Laura Ni Fhlaibhin (DC Seoul), Mr Andy Brown (DC Seoul) and Ms Gemma Ryan (DC Suzhou)
  • Dance - Ms Sarah Knox (Senior Dance Studies lecturer) with Tiatanyk and Amelia (post graduate students) from the University of Auckland
  • Drama - Mr Neil and Mr Darius from Nose 2 Nose
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They guided our fantastic MADD festival participants leading up to the amazing Art Galleries and the Gala Concert held Sunday 23 April. 

A huge thank you from Dulwich College Seoul to all involved. It was a truly great experience and I cannot wait for MADD 2018 to be held in Dulwich College Beijing.

Mr James Pickering
Head of Music 

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