It’s a daunting task, maybe premature to some extent — to dub these young’ns as the vanguard of the performing arts scene. What do they know at this point, right, when they’ve barely even begun? Angela Lansbury calls ‘em “whippersnappers” — that is, young and inexperienced yet already presumptuous and overly confident. But we mustn’t forget, Mrs. Potts (and the woman behind Murder She Wrote) is also of a different generation, where permission is scarce if nonexistent, and artists’ backs are proverbially against the wall.
Our generation of performers is a tad different — governed by heightened sensibility, exposure via domestic choice and social media, and an irreverent, unbridled passion to aim for the stars. For them, it’s okay to be overly confident; to be driven; it’s okay to dream big because they have permission to — permission granted by those that blazed the trail before them.
From opera to ballet, theater to hip-hop, soul to contemporary, Young STAR assembled a group of passionati who are doing right by their creative DNA — proving that in this day and age, passion is the foremost currency towards world domination.