Dance and drama enrich our lives

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 June, 2009, 12:00am


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The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). It encourages students to share the fun of the arts and take their passion beyond campuses and into the wider community.

About 500 primary and secondary students have enrolled in the scheme. They will take part in a series of arts programmes during the Easter and summer holidays. They will also have the chance to become radio hosts on RTHK Radio 2.

Selected arts ambassadors will share their experiences in Young Post every week.

This week's artist is Chanthisa Delia Pong Chou-yee Von Pflug of Delia English Primary School & Kindergarten

Arts can enrich our life and relieve the stress of studying. That's why I like dancing and drama. I feel free and alive when I dance, and I can express myself through different roles in drama.

I am a member of the Oriental Dance team. Our dance instructor teaches us a brand new dance every year, such as Indian, Indonesian, South-East Asian and so on.

She is very professional and encourages us to take part in different competitions and performances. We always do well. I learn a lot from her and look forward to learning a new form of dance every year.

Performing in the drama Little Annie during the Hong Kong Schools Drama Festival was a great experience. As a member of the drama team, I was encouraged to discuss the dance steps and songs with my teammates. Sometimes I even gave suggestions for new dialogue.

Due to the tight schedule, we had rehearsals and the competition on the same weekend. I stayed up late with my mum making my costume, but it was a memorable experience.

Through participating in the two activities, I have learned a lot about the importance of team spirit and co-operation - we could never dance or perform alone.