An Intriguing Experience at this year’s Arts Festival (17-19 April)
by Audrey Wu, P4L and Faith Wong, P5T
This year’s Arts Festival was interesting and enjoyable for both of us. We saw many exciting and fascinating performances, ranging from external groups to performances by our very own talented SISHK students. One performance that we adored was a 3-man musical group which performed traditional Ghanaian dance and songs on their drums. A highlight of the performance was the hands-on session where students went on stage to play on the traditional drums from Ghana, a country in West Africa. It was such a joyful experience learning from the Ghanaian musicians and they were rewarded with a thunderous applause from the audience.
The other intriguing performance was the mask-changing performance! As Ms Sullivan explained to us before the performance, the art of mask-changing is an ancient Chinese art form. The actress’s mask changed constantly throughout the performance, from a green, creepy, weird mask to an Ironman mask! The music also changed each time, from traditional music to Beyoncé at the end! It was the most captivating performance we had ever seen.
Another highlight was the Mass Recorder Playing led by Dr Koh and Ms Mok. The finale was when both P5 and P6 students collaborated to play the famous Japanese anime theme song “The Castle in the Sky”. I (Faith) felt nervous at the beginning as I have never played on the recorder in front of so many people before. However, I felt so proud of myself at the end as I did not make a single mistake during my playing!
Even though this year’s Arts Festival has ended, we are already looking forward to next year’s Arts Festival performances which will definitely be even more spellbinding than this year’s!