A Warrington Collegiate performing arts student impressed judges at a contemporary arts evening with a piece inspired by Australian dancer Lloyd Newson.

Zac Hancock, 17, from Orford, directed and performed Who? in the  main reception area — including the lift — of the town’s Pyramid centre.

Rachael Nelson, tutor and course leader for dance at Warrington Collegiate, said: “This set of pieces, delivered in unusual settings, rather than a conventional stage, is diverse, challenging and innovative. It demonstrates the creative talents of the students.

“The work was of university level . . .  the students surpassed what can be expected at advanced level.”

The mini-performances were judged by Janey Moran and Derek Dick, representing Warrington Culture, a charitable trust. The judges said they were impressed by Zac’s piece and his “clever use of movement and word”. They said it worked “extremely well” in the chosen setting.

Featured image caption: Performing arts students Joseph Connolly, 19 (back), and Zac Hancock, 17

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