Dance student’s coursework proves popular online

Brandon Sutherland-Parker and dancers from Richmond School.

A Richmond school pupil has produced a music video for his A-level media coursework which is attracting thousands of views online.

The video by year Richmond School 13 student Brandon Sutherland-Parker was inspired by his passion for dance.

Six months in the making, Brandon choreographed, produced, directed and edited the film to the track Level Up by Ciara, choosing this song for its catchy tempo and positive message and vibe.

The aim was to showcase dance from a number of different angles and sets within the college, culminating in a mass ensemble on one of the sports fields.

Brandon said: “I am overwhelmed with the response to my film.

“I am simply buzzing and cannot believe that in only three days it achieved over 2,000 hits on YouTube.

“I am currently applying for dance performance courses and will be able to present my video to showcase my work as part of my auditions.

“I am extremely thankful to all the cast and crew who, with unfaltering enthusiasm, helped make this possible and to everyone who has liked and shared the film.”

Brandon orchestrated everything, including a ten-strong production team, involving video footage, projections, as well as drone shots at the end of the film.

Overall, Brandon invited 78 dancers, from Years seven to 13 to take part, including the school and college Evolution Dance Company.

Danni Fox, Brandon’s dance teacher, said: “Brandon is a phenomenally talented student and strives to excel in any project he is faced with. His projects in dance have few boundaries in terms of creativity and he is constantly challenging himself and others around him to work harder and go bigger.

“Younger dance students, who have been taught by Brandon, really look up to him and have the utmost respect for his enthusiasm and commitment to the arts.

“He is a great role model and an asset to our department. This video is just one example of the discipline, professionalism and passion Brandon has for dance and I am certain that this will just be the beginning of his success in commercial dance choreography.”


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