WHALE Arts and Dance Ihayami are delighted to celebrate their joint INSPIRE dance project with a performance at The Studio at the Festival Theatre on Friday 19th October at 7pm.
The project, funded through CashBack for Creativity has enabled enable young people in Wester Hailes to participate in Indian dance, choreography, music and costume and set design. The performance is the culmination of an Indian Dance Summer School and regular afterschool sessions at WHALE Arts Centre.
The programme will include pieces choreographed and performed by young people created in the INSPIRE partnership project plus work by professional dancers and friends from Dance Ihayami. The dances were created to be meaningful to the young people, working to their strengths and reflecting their imagination and creativity.
The performance, which is free to attend, has been supported by Capital Theatres and will take place at the prestigious Studio at the Festival Theatre. Creative Learning and technical staff at the theatre are helping transform the participants ideas into reality to create a dazzling show for families and dance fans alike.
Kate Griffin, WHALE Arts Creative Programme Manager said:
“ WHALE Arts is looking forward to sharing the fantastic work young people have done in creating, designing and performing such a beautiful, exciting and inspiring dance performance with WHALE Arts and Dance Ihayami’s INSPIRE dance project.”
Karen Watts, Dance Development Officer, Dance Ihayami
“It has been great to see the young dancers participating and enjoying the new experiences, learning footwork, rhythms, hand gestures and facial expressions of Indian classical dance and Bollywood.”
Cat Sheridan, Capital theatres Learning & Participation Coordinator
“We are really excited to host this fantastic piece of work in our studio, showcasing the incredible work from these young dancers. We can’t wait to see the culmination of such a brilliantly creative project and we are delighted that we are able to develop our partnership further with WHALE Arts.”
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