Footloose the Musical: Shine Under the Spotlight

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Bruce Wyatt Placathose

Bruce Wyatt Placathose expressed that deep inside, he has always wanted to shine. As a Mauritian, dancing is like a second nature.

Bruce Wyatt Placathose
Bachelor of Engineering, major in Mechanical Engineering

Have you ever imagined that you are dancing, singing and acting under the spotlight?

Having undergone the process of audition, intensive training in dance, vocal and acting 3 times per week in 5 consecutive months as well as the 4-day training camp in Macau, 39 selected students participated and performed the Best Choreography of Tony Awards, “Footloose the Musical”, in 2018 CityU Arts Festival from 18 - 20 October 2018.  Students’ devoted and animated performance brought round after round of applause till the show ended. This is the third year that Student Development Services organized the CityU Musical. Apart from local students, students from South Korea, Sweden, South Africa and Indonesia also actively participated in the musical this year. Students learnt professional stage production, and developed self-awareness and confidence through the process of practicing. We believe that it is an unforgettable experience that will remain in the memory of students and audience now and ever.

Bruce Wyatt Placathose expressed that deep inside, he has always wanted to shine. As a Mauritian, dancing is like a second nature. He just saw the musical as an opportunity to meet people who have that spark and passion for performance. He also knew that the cast would be full of bold and energetic locals and it would be a chance for him to make more friends from Hong Kong. He learned a lot but above all, he realized, as one of the main characters of the play, how heavily dependent he is on each other in general. Weaknesses were overcome with teamwork and everyone was completing each other like a puzzle to build the whole picture. In summary, it was a journey filled up with laughter, amusement, hard work, sweet pain and love within a united family.  He encourages everyone to join the forthcoming musicals because it’s going to be memorable for them.
 

With the aim of producing spectacular musical performance, students have undergone a 5-month intensive training.
With the aim of producing spectacular musical performance, students have undergone a 5-month intensive training.

 

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