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Usman Amin

BSc (Hons) Psychology

A Journey Cut Short

Sunday, June 29th, 2014










Choreographer: Lorrell Palmer

Staging Director: Steffanie Ward

Stage 1 Performers: Tine Kristensen

Stage 3 Performers: Aimee Green, Amy Dickinson, Beth Fisher, Elysia Byrne, Steffanie Ward and Naomi Chiswell

The choreography is based on the journey, process and emotions of a suicidal person. It consists of three sections which reveal how people are overcome with pain and darkness.

SunFest 2014 – ‘Bound’

Thursday, June 26th, 2014










Choreographer: Amy Walsh

Staging Director: Laura Binyon

Stage 1 Performers: Sophie Scott and Eileen Geiger. 

Stage 3 Performers: Shauni Mankin, Laura Binyon and Abby Wotherspoon.

The concept is based on friendships, betrayal and bullying and the complex notion of relationships – including exclusion and trying to fit in with the crowd.

SunFest 2014 – Failed Messages

Thursday, June 26th, 2014










Choreographer: Beth Sunderland

Staged Director: Kat Lyons

Stage 3 Performers: Amber Hale, Bronte Skinner, Gabrielle White, Kyriakos Ierodiakonou, Stacey Stephenson and Stephen Carr

Exploring the loss of movement of a person suffering from Motor-Neurone Disease, the piece will portray changes in behaviour through the breakdown and failure of the messages being sent to the brain and the notion of restriction, loss of feeling and mobility in the limbs and muscles.

Ron Pope – A Drop in the Ocean

Monday, June 9th, 2014










So today I thought I’d go into university and record a cover of this lovely song by Ron Pope. Out of the many songs I’ve looked at this is definitely one of my favourites. I hope you all enjoy it!!

SunFest 2014 – Third Year Music – Evolution of Music

Monday, June 9th, 2014










My final clip from the third year music performance is from a group that chose to focus on the evolution of music through time. This perhaps was one of the most interesting. Here is a short snippet from their piece. More videos will be posted soon including some footage from the Staging the Dance showcase at the Customs House in South Shields.

SunFest 2014 – Third Year Music – 1950’s and 60’s

Sunday, June 8th, 2014










Here is another clip from another third year music group. Their theme was the 1950’s and 60’s. Hope you enjoy it!!

SunFest 2014 – Third Year Music – Disney

Sunday, June 8th, 2014










Hi everyone. SunFest this year was incredibly successful and I’m now in the process of going through all of the footage that I’ve taken from the festival. Across the next week, I will be posting online as much as I can that I haven’t already to give everyone an idea of what it is like and what it entails. This first video is from a showcase of some of the third years’ work. Keep checking for more updates!

  • Name: Usman Amin
  • Age: 21
  • Studying: Drama BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Birmingham
  • Ambitions: I aim to teach drama - I would love to inspire youngsters to do what I do!

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