It’s Thursday afternoon and after a quick lunch Helena and friend Leona will be spending the next few hours at Showtime. This is Vienna’s English Theatre’s ‘Youth Performing Arts School’ and another example of the two languages world in which we live here in the city. The schools bilingual teachers work with young people up to the age of 18 years teaching drama, dance and song. Helena enjoys the drama and dancing but claims not to be so keen on the singing. I suspect from the odd comment made that the singing issue has more to do with the ‘children’s’ music played in her class as she is never shy to sing the whole of the Mama Mia album and anything else deemed ‘cool’.
I asked the two girls what they like about Showtime and through big grins the responses were:
‘The acting and its fun to learn and play’ says Helena.
‘The dancing and its fun to learn and play’ says Leona.
So we have some clear consensus here and two future stars of theatre and dance – if they’re not do busy having fun.