By Angela Norval
The famous lyric of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 is “we don’t need no education”, but it has been a time of education for the Bundaberg Dance Academy Choir.
These local performers will be taking to the stage with Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on 5 June to be a part of this epic performance.
Considering this Pink Floyd hit was released in 1979 with bassist Rodger Waters drawing on his schooling at the Cambridgeshire School for Boys for inspiration, academy students have prepared by performing an exercise comparing the strict and controlling teaching style in the ’50s to how their schooling is today.
Bundaberg Dance Academy director Peta-Maree Jacobsen said this was an amazing opportunity for the students.
“They are always excited for an opportunity to perform on stage and the parents are also very thrilled for the chance to dance alongside Echoes of Pink Floyd,” she said.
“It is very different to our usual performances and different is great.
“It is not so dance based like our usual performances so it will be good to give the children an opportunity to act and sing as well.”
Starring on the stage will be Andy-Maree Jacobsen, Isabelle Orpin, Summer Card, Caitlin Gordon-Smith, Riverya Groszman, Mimi Woods, Chloe McNamara and Brydee Wallis.
“Students are channelling the rebellion of the song against teachers and controlling figures in society,” Ms Jacobsen said.
“This is something very different for them, so has taken a bit of practice for them to really feel the emotion and intention of the lyrics.”