Creative Generation

CGEN 2018 – This is Me!
Calamvale Community College is immensely proud to have performed once again in Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage (CGEN), an award-winning performing arts extravaganza that showcases young talent from across Queensland. The College is one of only eight schools to have participated in CGEN since its inception, and on 13 – 14 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, our performers took to the stage to mark our fourteenth consecutive year.
After a highly competitive audition process, thirteen Calamvale students – ranging from 6 to 15 years of age – were offered an unrivalled opportunity to acquire new skills, build their confidence, and collaborate with like-minded peers. This year’s theme – This is Me! – signified a grand-scale celebration of acceptance, love, and all that makes us unique. This theme was powerfully conveyed to audiences through riveting performances, including a Motown Medley of six songs with Calamvale’s Hannah Rogerson (Year 10) as senior featured dancer. Her younger sister, Caitlin (Year 6), featured in four group items throughout the event. Eleven students also contributed as mass dancers in group performances that emphasised both collaboration and individuality.
This state-wide production provided its crew – comprising more than 1800 students, dedicated teachers and DETE staff members – with a timely reminder that individuality is our greatest gift. Every year, CGEN offers invaluable opportunities for students, teachers, and school communities alike. CGEN encourages all students, from diverse ability levels and need backgrounds, to unlock their creative potentials during auditions and showcase their honed talents on stage. All co-ordinating teachers and staff members are also offered the opportunity to expand their professional networks and collaborate with industry leaders. Likewise, CGEN continues to allow school communities to see their students perform with flair and flourish on an arena stage in a world-class venue.
The College’s co-ordinating teacher, Mrs Christine Knight, made an indelible contribution as CGEN Backstage Manager this year. She commended all participating students, and lauded CGEN as a tremendous opportunity and pathway into the world of professional artistry. “Year after year, this incredible program has proven to be a unique and rewarding experience for everyone involved.”