Fresh is Yorkshire Dance’s showcase of the Region’s best dance, and the company is looking for young talent (11 – 19 years old) to perform FRESH 2019 in Doncaster in April. Applications are invited to perform live or to have dance-film screened at CAST in Doncaster during the CAST event.
It doesn’t matter what style of dance – young people with or without disabilities are encouraged to apply here.
FRESH has previously been performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse (now Leeds Playhouse) as well as York Theatre Royal.
Full day workshops for a variety of different styles, led by professional dancers, will be followed by an evening of the youth companies’ own dance pieces, in front of an audience of hundreds of lovers of dance.
Sarah Lyon, Youth and Community Dance Manager at Yorkshire Dance, said “FRESH is designed to give young dancers a real taste of what it might be to be a professional dance artist, and we look forward to seeing how the 2019 performers progress over the next few years.”
One group leader who brought her dance company to Leeds FRESH last year said, “What a fabulous experience for them… especially seeing all different age, race, gender, abilities dancing… it was truly FAB!” and a male dancer was equally enthusiastic: “Seeing others helped to encourage and inspire me, the dancers in the other companies – especially other males – helped to inspire me that a career and work in dance is possible and realistic.”
NOTE: FRESH is part of U.Dance, a national celebration of performance by young people which takes place in a different UK city each year. An independent panel of dance experts will choose two groups from FRESH to represent Yorkshire at U.Dance 2019 in London in July.
Yorkshire Dance is a charity which champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. It creates opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance.
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