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VCE Season of Excellence - Top Acts

Top Acts 2017

Top Acts is an evening concert that features a selection of performers from across the Top Class concert series in one stunning event. Dance, Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Solo and Group Performance and original musical works are blended together into a dynamic presentation.

Top Acts 2017 will take place on Friday 12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Top Acts: Focus On … Drama

Top Acts: Focus On … Drama is a series of three films that explore the development and process behind three VCE Drama students selected for Top Acts 2016 from their Top Class Drama performances. Made by Top Screen 2016 filmmaker Bridget Webster, the films include interviews with the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, the Top Acts Artistic Director, the students and their teachers. These resources offer valuable insight for VCE Drama teachers and students preparing their performance examination.

James Crozier
VCE Drama
St Michael’s Grammar School, St Kilda
The Panto-Dame

Duration: 14 minutes 40 seconds, MP4 - 84.3 MB

Connor O'Neill
VCE Drama
Mazenod College, Mulgrave
The Detective

Duration: 13 minutes 12 seconds, MP4 - 72 MB

Sunny Youngsmith
VCE Drama
Melbourne Girls’ College, Richmond
Tally Youngblood

Duration: 13 minutes 8 seconds, MP4 - 56.1 MB


Top Acts: Focus On … Dance

Top Acts: Focus On … Dance is a series of three films that follow the dancers selected for Top Acts 2015. The films include tips and ideas for VCE and VCE VET Dance teachers and students, interviews with the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager, VCE Dance and VCE VET Dance Chief Assessors, as well as the student’s full performance.

This wonderful resource made by Top Screen 2015 filmmaker Anna Diacos is available as a free DVD for Victorian schools that offer these subjects. Email Student Events to request your copy (one per school): seasonofexcellence@edumail.vic.gov.au.

Louise Brooker
VCE Dance - Technique
Distance Education Centre Victoria
Technique Solo

Sarah Kassing
Eltham High School (home school) / Bev Palmer Performing Arts (provider school)
Jazz - Le Jazz Hot

Ryland Lack-Powell
VCE Dance - Composition
Beaconhills College, Pakenham
Composition Solo – Brothers in Arms

Top Acts: Focus On … Music

Top Acts: Focus On … Music looks at James Beagley’s original composition that was selected for Top Acts 2014 from his Top Class Sound performance. The film includes tips and insight for VCE Music Style and Composition teachers and students from the VCAA Performing Arts Curriculum Manager and was made by Top Screen 2014 filmmaker Riley Muscat.

James Beagley
VCE Music Style and Composition
Bendigo Senior Secondary College, Bendigo
Song for a Cat

Duration: 9 minutes 17 seconds, MP4 - 83.3 MB