70 BIS primary school students from 27 nations turn auditorium into "Neverland"
Nine- to eleven-year-old students of Bavarian International School impress in a modern adaptation of the famous theatre play Peter Pan
Standing ovations, applause and tears of joy: 70 primary school students from 27 nations thrilled the audience with this year's theatre production "Neverland" at the Haimhausen Campus of Bavarian International School (BIS). The nine to eleven-year-old students presented a modern interpretation of the famous story of Peter Pan in the packed auditorium of BIS. For the 90-minute performance on three consecutive days, the students rehearsed for approximately five months as part of the voluntary "Extended Programme" of BIS.
In the BIS production, the students enchanted the audience with their acting, singing, music, fantastic costumes, magnificent props and stage design - and of course, lots of humour. In this story the Darling children join Peter and Tink in Neverland, where we find the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Pirates and a girl gang ruled by the fierce TL. The spectators experience a fun night of magical mayhem, where a certain captain has to watch out because there is a very large crocodile on the loose...
The students in Grades 4 and 5 come from countries such as Great Britain, Spain, the USA, Italy, France, India, Switzerland, Sweden, Romania, Egypt, Israel, Canada, South Korea, China, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Russia, Hong Kong and of course Germany.
"The Primary School production is a highlight for us, not only because we have such a large group of students participating, but also because it brings the whole community together. We have a great number of parents of current Primary students, previous Primary students, teachers and volunteers who give up their time to make this event so special," says Angela Hölzl, Principal of the Primary School at BIS Haimhausen Campus.
The team involved in this theatre production included the Primary School teachers Karen Elmitt (drama & EAL), Judith Page (music), Connie Panagakis (music & drama), Paul Kropman, (Grade 5) Manu Wein (German), Guncha Bhan (Grade 2), Andi Pichler (Teacher Assistant) and some wonderful parent volunteers.
Upcoming in March: Primary Production, Art Exhibition & ISTA Festival
Save the Date: The Primary Productions "Annie" at the City Campus with 38 students from Grades 3 to 5 will take place on 11 and 12 March 2020 at 6:30 pm.
From acting to visual arts: interested visitors can already put Wednesday, 18 March 2020 on their calendars. From 4:30 pm the doors of Haimhausen Castle will open for the annual Art Exhibition. Entry is free and open to all.
Last but not least: Middle School Play, “Once upon a Pandora’s Box”, 9 March at 18.00 and 11 March at 16.30 in the Auditorium at Haimhausen Campus. Afterwards BIS is proud to host the Middle School ISTA (Theatre) Festival with seven participating international schools from 12 to 15 March 2020. Read more: https://ista.co.uk/event/bavaria-ms-festival/
Photos: Verena Demircan & Marko Mädge