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Bedales Library inspires National Dance Performance

Students learn from Dance Theatre Company
Students learn from Dance Theatre Company
PETERSFIELD, U.K. - Feb. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Bedales students enjoyed a dance workshop with international and award winning Dance Company C-12 in advance of the Company’s show Shhh!, which was inspired by the Bedales Memorial Library.

Led by the company’s director Adam Towndrow, the students gained an understanding of what it takes to choreograph and perform shows such as Trolleys, a performance featuring dance stunts while on board supermarket trolleys and The Van Man, which features a dance performance on, in and around a Luton van and received funding from the National Lottery Grant for the Arts Awards to produce.

Their production of Shhh! performed in the school’s Olivier Theatre and inspired by a visit to the School’s Memorial Library, captivated the audience. The Bedales Block 5 (Year 11) dance students enjoyed the opportunity to learn a piece of the choreography during the pre-show workshop. Commenting on the experience, student Daisy Nielsen said: “Adam Towndrow ran several group exercises of which one consisted of running at speed towards a wall of people with our eyes closed. The aim was to build trust and while it was much harder than it looked I think it had a positive effect. Towards the end of the workshop Adam taught us all a section from the production. It involved a lot of physical performance and overall I think everyone enjoyed the afternoon.”

Commenting on the workshop and the company’s production, Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales Schools, said: “We have enjoyed C-12’s performances in the past particularly for their originality, which our students benefit from replicating in the dance company’s workshops. There are not many libraries that inspire a dance performance so we were honoured to have inspired such an impressive production.”

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