On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July, more than 1500 of the most talented dancers, singers and musicians from more than 100 state schools across Queensland came together to showcase their amazing talents at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank for the ninth annual Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage.
The show featured students ranging from Prep to Year 12:
The opening item, Lost in Space, featured a stunning laser light show and an amazing stand-alone dance item choreographed by William A Forsythe and performed by over 100 Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School students.
Mentor and The Voice's Luke Kennedy brought the audience to a standstill with his rendition of Time to Say Goodbye. He later performed with special guest and ex-Ten Tenor David Kidd alongside William Perrett from Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School and Jal Joshua Lebumfacil from Cleveland District State High School in This is the Moment.
Other highlights of the 2013 show included Mossman State High School, Flagstone State Community College and Queensland Dance School of Excellence joining as one with special guest Jason Guivarra-Jia to express the importance of looking after our land and its people in My Island Home. Fireflies, one of the featured dance pieces incorporating the junior dance ensemble, and Allegra, Emilie and Violet, representatives of the department's Early Childhood Education and Care unit was another environmental awareness moment.
The colourful and magical Mary Poppins segment was a hit which featured the Creative Generation dance company, the senior dance ensemble, the junior dance ensemble, Bree Zernike from Queensland Academy for Creative Industries as Mary, Jal Joshua Lebumfacil from Cleveland District State High School as Burt, Marco Ghikas from Robertson State High School as Michael and Kimmi Holmes from Rainworth State School as Jane.
The first half of the show closed with the entire massed choir coming onto the arena for Sing and Ode to Joy.
The second half of the show was full of wow factors and highlights including mentor and Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director, the internationally renowned jazz musician James Morrison AM who performed Caravan with the student big band via a live link.
Escape From Mantua featured very talented student dancers wowing the audience with laser lighting and large zorb balls, our own boy band performed One Direction's hit What Makes You Beautiful, two Harley - Davidson motorbikes revved onto the stage in Mony Mony and the Queensland Police Pipes and Drums with their pyrotechnic bagpipes went off in You're The Voice.
The entire 2013 cast came together to close Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2013 with I'm a Believer and I'm sure the audience 'believe' in the talent of each state school student on that arena.
Congratulations to all the students and teachers, professional artists, industry partners, school communities and parents involved. Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2013 was a resounding success and the student vocalists, dancers and musicians demonstrated just how much talent exists in Queensland state schools.
Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2013 was televised nationally on Network Ten.
For photos of Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage 2013, visit the photo gallery or the Official Creative Generation - State Schools Onstage page on Facebook.
This page was last reviewed on 02 Sep 2014