Dramatic start for new group at Orientation

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Dramatic start for new group at Orientation


14 February 2011

The stage is set for a memorable debut today (Tuesday 14 February) for an exciting new performing arts group at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The Performing Arts Kollective (PAK) intends to make a grand entrance in front of thousands of new students on the busiest day of USC’s annual Orientation Week with a “flash mob” performance at 11.30am outside the USC library.

PAK coordinator Monique Morgan of Sippy Downs, who is a second-year Psychology student, said the group aimed to create a cultural hub at the University.

She said PAK would offer daily theatre sports, dance and music workshops to USC students and staff, with a view to showcasing a music and dance production at the end of the year.

“This is about supporting like-minded students who have an interest in theatre, music and performing arts, and giving them an opportunity to explore this interest,” she said.

“To be a part of this group, you don’t need any previous dancing or singing experience - just enthusiasm.”

O Week at USC will include a wide range of social and serious activities, campus tours, markets, live entertainment and a series of welcome events over the next few days.

Other Orientation highlights this week will be the annual Great Court Race at 12.30pm Wednesday (weather permitting) and the inaugural Spartan Pool Dash at the USC Pool at 3pm Wednesday.

— Michelle Widdicombe

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