Contestants are judged for the prepared mime solo for 9 and 10 years at the Gladstone City Eisteddfod.
Contestants are judged for the prepared mime solo for 9 and 10 years at the Gladstone City Eisteddfod. Luka Kauzlaric

Young storytellers get back to basics with mime section

PARTICIPANTS in the prepared mime solo category for nine and 10 year olds at the Gladstone City Eisteddfod on Monday had to be creative in their storytelling as they only had two minutes on stage and no props, costumes or sound effects.

With nothing to hide behind, the audience's attention was drawn to the youngsters' fantastic facial expressions.

There were light pieces such as Quinn Brennan's mime "Ouch that hurts", and darker depictions, such as Kiani Cartwright's performance of "Escape", which scored Kiani a third place. Sophia Ross placed first for her mime "Visiting the ice creamery", followed by Joya Ariens in second with a piece entitled "Camping".

Lara Downey was awarded a highly commended for her mime "Puzzle".

Adjudicator Pat Buchanan said all the participants had a "good try" and suggested they practised with real props.

What's on

  • Vocal section will run from October 20-22
  • Instrumental section from October 27-30
  • See Saturday's paper and The Community Advocate next week for coverage from the speech and drama section
  • For the full list of eisteddfod results pick up The Observer on November 16



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