Medical musical merriment at the Baxter

17 May 2012 | Story by Newsroom

Medical people are well-rounded people, it would appear.

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Diliza Madinga joins Justin de Vreitas, Damian Smith, S'miso Skosana, Siwongiwe Botha, Nasiphi Mdzinwa, Roxanne Langdon, Farah Jawitz for medical favourites Night Fever and Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees The FHS Ensemble performs 'The Body Electric' from 'Fame'.

Away from clinics, stethoscopes and rounds they are drummers, flutists, pianists, dancers, rappers and singers. And decent ones at that, as demonstrated when staff and students took to the stage at the Baxter Theatre Centre for the Faculty of Health Sciences' Centenary Concert, staged on 16 May. As the faculty's story was narrated in video, the Medical School community - with a hand from UCT's School of Dance and its South African College of Music - put on a memorable show, performing epoch-defining musical pieces from the past 100 years. The celebration, said Prof Marian Jacobs, is to mark the Medical School's past, its present and, importantly, its future.

Gerard Samuel did the stage direction and choreography, Amanda Tiffin was responsible for musical direction and arrangement, and Dr Marc Hendricks took charge of production and visual design.

View the Health Sciences Centenary photo album in Flickr.

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