The University is to host an evening of dance to raise awareness of MS, and to give community groups an opportunity to perform with Let’s facethe MS and dance, July 19 at 7.30pm in the Michaelis Theatre.
Funded by Big Dance Microgrants, as part of the South London Big Dance programme, led by Siobhan Davies Dance, the event will feature:
Tickets are £8/£5 concessions with an early bird discount until 16 June.
CoDa Dance Company, based in Roehampton, South London, is taking on a new and exciting project this summer as part of London’s Big Dance Festival. The project, ‘Let’s face the MS and Dance,’ is specifically aimed at engaging local sufferers of multiple sclerosis in dance, to develop 2 pieces of work which reflect their everyday lives in having and coping with MS.
Inspire is a South London youth group
based in Wandsworth who are committed to embracing individuality and diversity
through the medium of dance. With ages ranging from 11 to 19, the dancers are
all from different backgrounds but all have a passion for dance, in particular
urban dance. A group bristling with potential and full of creativity, their
performance is sure to be energetic, enthusiastic and engaging. Most recently,
the group have been working with Rambert
Dance Company, and will perform the work they have been developing with
Rambert on the evening.
CoDa Dance Youth Company, under the direction
of Nikki Watson, was created in order to provide performance opportunities to
gifted young dancers in their early years of study in dance. The group will
perform their latest work, Complicated Sanctuary, which was first
created as a piece of live dance to be lit by final year 'Lighting, Production
and Design for Dance' Roehampton students.
CoDa Dance Company will perform 'You Remind Me Of Someone I
Once Knew'. A poignant portrayal of a daughter’s response to her mother’s
diagnosis of MS, this piece was first performed as part of Resolution! 2012,
and has gone on to be shown at platforms and venues throughout the UK.
This event will only be available for
another -329 days.
Event Dated: Friday 15 June 2012.
Source: Nikki Watson.