Feb 12: Theatresports Competition
"Yesman 2" representing Dunman High School came in 2nd in the Theatresports Competition organized by United World College (South East Asia)!
This is the second year UWCSEA organized Theatresports Competition, competing for Sir Stamford Raffles Cup as part of their Theatresports Festival. Last year, "Yesman" attained 3rd position in this competition, competing with only the UWCSEA students. There were 3 other international schools joining in the competition this year, they are Australian International School, Teatteri Satama (from Finland) as well as host team from UWCSEA.
It was a fierce but friendly competition where friendships were created despite difference in culture and race. Even though English was the language used in the game, the Finnish student students sometimes spoke Finnish which was a different experience for the students and others speaking in their native languages.
Last but not least, let's put our heart, mind and hands together to give our congratulations to the following students who represented DHS in this competition:
Team Leader: Fang Boshi 11Y6C13
Member: Kong Tin Jun 11Y6C12
Fabian Kang Yong Sheng 11Y5C21
Alina Chua Zhen Shi 11Y5C46
Chen Qin Ting 11Y5C32
Nicolette Ng Kai Yun 11Y5C12
Below is a reflection by the Most Valuable Player of the competition-
Fabian Kang Yong Sheng 11Y5C21:
The competition has let me realized once again why I love improve and what made me want to be part of this group of people in the first place. I was happy to see familiar faces in my team, in the UWC team, and of course there was Irene, one of the best Improv instructors I have ever met. It was also great to find that familiar rush of adrenaline on stage, as well as the fun and excitement I got from improvising with my team and the other teams. I was really elated to have received the most valuable player award this year, because of what it taught me – to really listen to the other improvisers. Improv is about give and take, feeling thankful about being accepted and fulfilling the offers others give you. I do feel a certain pressure improvising in English when the language I normally use is Chinese, especially so as the improvisers in the other teams were Eurasians, Australians, all being fluent in English and comfortable in improvising in it. But there was one team very much like us (being not that comfortable in English), the team from Finland, and I found that they were not to be easily overcome by that and really played on without thinking too much about this, and that is how they were the champions. What I learnt from them is that we really should cast these mental obstacles aside and just enjoy the games on stage, because that is what Improv is about, to enjoy.