Below My Feet is a very exciting production performed by a talented group of present and past pupils from Fish Hoek High School, all of whom have become good friends.The show is running at Kalk Bay Theatre from 11-15 September. Don’t miss it!
Collaborating for the past three years on the production, the artists bring a variety of personalities and experiences to the show. Amelia Baldwin is in Grade 11 and Ami-Rose Barber in Matric at Fish Hoek High while the others are still studying or having graduated in different fields.
Kayla Gatley-Dewing is an Occupational Therapist, Meagan Miller is a Dance Teacher and Events manager, Ciara Baldwin a student at CAPA, Luke Brown, Jack Shaper, Robyn Skead and Kyle Jenni are studying at AFDA while Megan Black completed a degree in Musical Theatre at UCT, her majors including Dance and Theatre Production and Performance. Three of the performers are qualified ADIT Dance teachers and one is a professionally qualified tap dancer.
The dancing is vibrant, varied and exciting as are the backdrop images and the thought provoking messages put across through songs sung beautifully by Ami-Rose Barber and Ciara Baldwin, as well as through the filmed discussions amongst the group.
The majority of the still photography was captured by Chamelle Opperman, Jamie Williams and Kyle Jenni. The cinematography in ‘Below My Feet’ was directed and edited by Jack Shaper and captured by Robyn Skead.
“The fact that we are all good friends has been one of the most special parts of the creation process of this work. Ciara and I didn’t have to look very far to find a passionate and talented cast..!” said Luke after the performance.
This is the first show that this talented group of young people has put together. “The concept has evolved over the past three seasons from different stories and so has the cast, but “Below My Feet” as it stands right now has only been performed by this cast, this season.”
Asked what their next production will be, Luke replied: “As BMF Productions, we have exciting work lined up – still crossing various mediums but with a story being told by two phenomenal dancers and more in-depth film. One of the main themes, “Don’t postpone joy”, has been inspired from “Below My Feet” and by our special cast. The story that is being told is true and we are looking forward to sharing it next season!”
When I look back at the school concerts my parents had to endure – squeaky violin solos, honky tonk duets and disastrous skits- I am awed by the superb talents, the creativity and professionalism of today’s young artists. Well down to all at BMF Productions – we so enjoyed the show and certainly look forward to what you have in store for us next year!
For more information see http://scenicsouth.co.za//event/below-my-feet-at-the-kalk-baytheatre-11-15-sept/