Students take dance to the community 

DANCE students from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) have begun a series of performances that will take dance into local communities.

Third year students from the BA (Hons) Dance degree have worked independently in small groups to design and produce a performance and workshop package for specific target audiences. Each group is currently touring their projects within the local community for schools, youth clubs and the public at large. One of these groups, Eclectic Dance, will be visiting sites such as the Capitol shopping centre and the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay.

Geraldine Hurl, Programme Director, said: ”The project aims to promote dance to the general public who may not have the opportunity to access dance. It also gives the students a change to develop their performance and choreography skills.

“The Senedd building has been a big inspiration for the movement ideas, its shape, textures, colour and atmosphere. These performances will reflect certain aspects of Welsh culture.”

Performances will be held at the Capitol Shopping Centre (7 May), UWIC’s Howard Gardens Campus (8 May), in front of the Senedd by Merchant Navy Memorial sponsored by Lorraine Barrett, Assembly Member (9 May), the Wales Millennium Centre (12 May) and at UWIC’s Cyncoed campus (13 May). Performance times at each site are 12noon, 1.00pm and 2.00pm. Each performance lasts approx 12 minutes.

For further information contact Kelly Harper, Communications Assistant:

Tel: 029 2041 6041