The 42nd Gladstone City Eisteddfod at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre. 1st place and recipient of Port Curtis Toastmaster's Club Perpetual Trophy, Taylah Davis. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer
The 42nd Gladstone City Eisteddfod at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre. 1st place and recipient of Port Curtis Toastmaster's Club Perpetual Trophy, Taylah Davis. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer Christopher Chan GLA130812EIST

Eisteddfod entrants impress

AUDIENCES were transported to different worlds, drawn in by emotive performances and left in hysterics by clever comedians at yesterday's eisteddfod.

Adjudicator Bev Langford was left impressed with the competitors' camaraderie and the dedication of those running the eisteddfod.

"The mime and improvisation categories set a high standard for the other performers to match in terms of their delivery and dramatic shapes," she said.

"The poetry interpretation has been sensitive and the competitors have an appreciation of the vocal styles that is needed for the different types of performances."

Taylah Davis took out the verses other than Australian author category for 11 and 12 years and won the Port Curtis Toastmasters' Club Perpetual Trophy.

Taylah chose her piece "What is White?" by Mary O'Neill as it is delicate and soft.

She said she enjoyed character work and different roles of someone else, accents and all.

"I enjoy the thrill of being on stage and being able to express myself," Taylah said

 



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