My favourite show from this year’s Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) was the Western Arts University Ambassadors (USA). The story was called “Blazing Tides” and it was about the struggles and conflicts between the elements of fire and water. The story was influenced by a range of stories and films such as Romeo and Juliet and The Last Airbender.
It has finally come to an end of AIYF 2015! AIYF finished on the 1st of August at the ‘HMT’ with spectacular performances; we are sad to see all performers gone and were all glad seeing our bright performers and their performances this year. We went to see variety of events and big applause for all the performers at the AIYF, Aberdeen is proud that you brought smiles to our faces.
This Up Close and Musical event was held at St Mary’s Church on Thursday the 28th of July. The all singing concert ranged from many different styles from classical to theatrical and bits in between with each piece being accompanied with a piano. Each performer never failed to put on a performance and powerfully sold their songs to the audience.
On the 25th of July members of the Youth Media Team headed down to the Music Hall to see the Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) Welcome Ceremony which kicked off the festival. The ceremony gave a warm welcome to the talented young performers who were taking part in the festival this year.
Aberdeen went full blast on Saturday the 25th of July in the City Centre with many outdoor out-standing dancing, music and singing performances. The event was at the Aberdeen City Centre at 1pm-4pm and it was a free event. There were many performances from all around the world showing there different cultures.
On the 30th of July, a small group of Youth Radio Project (YRP) members travelled to the Belmont Cinema in order to watch “Dance Explosion”, a small documentary explaining how and why Dance became so popular. The overall video was about an hour long.
As part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival the Youth Music Theatre took to the stage to showcase the musical and acting talent of the young people up and down the UK. Auditioning people from wales England and Scotland the youth music group is made up of diverse group of individuals.
We would like to present the Mitchell School of Drama's performance of Taming of the Shrew as part of this year’s AIYF. Shakespeare's classic tale of two wealthy sisters was transported into a comedy set in 1960s.
The play was held at ‘The Lemon Tree’ on 23rd of July at 7pm. It was a pre-festival show and our Youth Media Team were there to cover it.