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Usman Amin | University of Sunderland

Drama BA (Hons)

  • 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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June 26th, 2014

SunFest 2014 – ‘Bound’

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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.

June 26th, 2014

SunFest 2014 – Failed Messages

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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.

June 9th, 2014

Ron Pope – A Drop in the Ocean

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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!!

June 9th, 2014

SunFest 2014 – Third Year Music – Evolution of Music

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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.

June 8th, 2014

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

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

June 8th, 2014

SunFest 2014 – Third Year Music – Disney

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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!

May 27th, 2014

Pharrell Williams – Happy

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Hey everyone. Just thought I’d post some footage from one of our last gigs in the north east before graduation. We have been working on Happy by Pharrell Williams. Hope you all enjoy it.

May 13th, 2014

SunFest 2014 – Vinegar Tom

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Hi guys. So this is my first video from SunFest 2014!! Here are the highlights from a second year production of Vinegar Tom. I will be filming more from different shows across the festival to give you an idea of what SunFest is like! On Thursday I am going to watch the third year music performance and will be uploading footage from that. If you have some free time this month, check out some of the shows on at both Washington Arts Centre and The Customs House. There is sure to be something for everyone!!

May 12th, 2014

University of Sunderland – Dodici Voce

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This is a short video about the University’s 12 piece female choir. Third year Performing Arts Student Ellie Turton talks about Dodici Voce and how to get involved. Also, there is information on how to get involved in other similar activities. Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!!

May 12th, 2014

Ave Maria Duet

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Hi Everyone. Firstly, I apologise for the huge to delay to videos being posted. The amount of deadlines I have had this month has been incredible, from dissertations to rehearsals, you name it!! As you may or may not know, at Sunderland University, a festival called SunFest is hosted at the Customs House in South Shields, Washington Arts Centre and various other professional venues. I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the performances going on this year right here on my blog. The videos at the moment are currently being filmed and edited so I shall release them as they come. However, just to wet your appetites, I am uploading a short video of myself and my good friend Ollie Cook who recorded a version of Franz Biebl – Ave Maria. It’s something a little different to what I normally post but hopefully you will all enjoy it. This is one of the pieces that we have been learning in choir and its absolutely beautiful as a four part harmony!!