are delighted to be able to welcome Metamorphosis back to Gloucestershire.
fifteen dancers fromTrinidad and Tobago's leading dance company
Metamorphosis will soon be teaching and performing in the county.
part of Gloucestershire Dances Dance Dynamite
- a series of workshops and theatre performances.
the huge success of the one-day workshop and evening performance
held at The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury two years ago, Gloucestershire
Dance will this year be hosting a greater number of half and full-day
workshops across the county.
will take place from Monday 5th July Friday 9th July.
the workshops Metamorphosis will work in schools and with groups
of local dancers to teach excerpts from their performance pieces
Black is the Colour an interpretation of the
Nina Simone rendition of the song of the same name, and Continuum
an exploration of ancestry and the continuation of generations.
will also talk about their cultural history, their lives in Trinidad
& Tobago and how dance has affected them and demonstrations
of their dance style will be included as part of the workshop.
They are looking forward to working with
Metamorphosis to gain new ideas.
audiences will have a unique opportunity to see Dance Dynamite,
a double-bill of Metamorphosis and Gloucestershire Dance groups
staged at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, on Thursday 8th and Friday
Youth Dance Company
the first half Gloucestershire Dance will showcase work from their
dance groups including the Gloucestershire Youth Dance Company performing
a piece by internationally acclaimed choreographer Henri Oguike,
and Velcro (an integrated dance company of able-bodied and disabled
dancers) who will perform their newest piece.
exciting and varied first half will be followed by a full programme
performed by the Metamorphosis Dance Company.
are delighted to be able to welcome Metamorphosis back to Gloucestershire,
said Anthony Baker, Gloucestershire Dance Development Officer.
feedback that we had from schools, clubs, organisations and the
general public when we last held the Metamorphosis workshops and
performances was superb, and so this time weve had to add
more workshops and performances.
dance leaders work hard with schools, clubs, organisations and members
of the public throughout the year in various styles of dance including
break, contemporary and multicultural to name but a few, he
be an entertaining, informative and culturally stimulating week.
are looking forward to working with Metamorphosis to gain new ideas
and benefit from the companys expertise.
Dance Dynamite performance will be visually stunning
and all of the pieces performed are prime opportunities for anyone
that is interested in taking part in our classes, or who enjoy dance,
to come and see what we do while being thoroughly entertained by
the leading dance company of Trinidad & Tobago, he said.
schools in Gloucestershire took part in the Dance Dynamite workshops
in 2002 and the charity Gloucestershire Dance is hoping that interest
this year will exceed this number.
Baker said, Local schools and organisations are being contacted
regarding the workshops and performances and bookings are looking
be an entertaining, informative and culturally stimulating week
for people who are interested in all areas of dance.
looking forward to seeing some new faces, he said.
Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
5th July Friday 9th July 2004.
further information call Gloucestershire Dance on 01452 550431
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