Dance Bus comes to Shetland
25 June 2012
Dance Bus comes to
Members of the community
invited to take part in a fun day of dance on Saturday 14th
Thanks to funding from Creative Scotland's
Big Dance Fund, on Saturday 14 July the 'Dance Bus' will be making
its way around a number of different venues in Shetland. On board
the bus will be drummers from Aestaewast and hopefully,
a large group of enthusiastic 'movers and shakers'
At each stop this group will perform a five
minute rehearsed dance accompanied by the musicians. The band will
then carry on playing for a further 20 minutes, giving everyone
present the chance to dance together and socialise.
The dancers will work with choreographers
John Morris and Jane McLaren over three rehearsal sessions to
create the piece. The choreographers are keen to stress that the
emphasis will be on celebratory, fun dance rather than on
complicated technique and would welcome participation from those
with little or no experience, all ages, all shapes and all
It's hoped that around 30 people will
volunteer to be part of the dance group. The only restriction is
that participants must be aged 16 or
Speaking about the project, John Morris
said: "I would love it if we could fill the bus with a whole range
of people - those who love dance and also those who think they have
two left feet but are willing to have a go. It would be great if
some men came on board as well."
Rehearsals will be at Islesburgh Community
Centre on Sunday 8 July (afternoon) and the evenings of Tuesday 10
July and Thursday 12 July. It is anticipated that on the
performance day the bus will travel to Yell, Brae, Aith, Sandwick
and Lerwick. Full details will be announced shortly.
Participation is free but numbers are restricted by the
number of seats available on the bus so booking is
advised. To reserve a place please contact
Shetland Arts on 01595 743843. More information is available at www.shetlandarts.org/opportunities.
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