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NOVA: Our Gifted and Talented Program for the Arts

A Modern Spin On ‘Romeo and Juliet’

NOVA Arts is a gifted and talented program for Secondary students at Citipointe who exhibit exceptional talent in the Arts. The immersive program spans three years for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. NOVA offers students a transformative journey to hone their craft and explore their creative potential to the fullest.

“Two households both alike in dignity.”
“But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo?!”

The tale of Romeo and Juliet is one of the most iconic love stories and it is one of the most devastating of family feuds. NOVA’s reimaging of Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy Romeo and Juliet finds itself anchored in the world of 90s gang culture. It is where misguided loyalty leads to tragic consequences.

This play explores the timeless themes of generational divides and tensions between parents and children. It tackles the blinding power of young love and family feuds. Competing against the backdrop of the Montague and Capulet’s compounding conflict, Romeo and Juliet expose the desperate need to think critically about the impact of generational choices.

The production features dynamic stage combat that sensitively underscores the tension in Shakespeare’s most notable tragedy. Our NOVA students, in collaboration with industry professionals, deliver an interpretation that is vibrant and thought-provoking.

Join us for one of three performances at the Queensland Multicultural Centre on Friday 30 August and Saturday 31 August. Tickets will be available from mid-June via the College website. Don’t miss this opportunity to rediscover Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Mrs Lauren Hollyock & Mrs Claire Dennis
Nova Arts Coordinators

 

Date posted: June 2, 2024