25 September 2017

Ashton Sixth Form College’s A-Level dance students worked with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company earlier this week. Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company are an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company, based in London. Students learned repertoire from Jeyasingh's new work La Bayadere.

As part of the A-Level dance course at the college, students have access to a wide range of workshops and visits across the country to improve their technique and show them the unique opportunities of a future within the performing arts industry.

Throughout the workshop, dance students learned aspects of Jeyasingh's unique contemporary dance technique and completed creative tasks, whilst mastering one of the solos from La Bayadere. Following on from the workshop, the students will also be attending the Lowry on Thursday to watch the full work.

      

 

Katie Hopkinson, ASFC Dance, year 1,

I thought the style of the dance was amazing and so fun as the hours flew by.

 

Katie Brimelow, ASFC Dance, year 1,

It was fun learning a new style that was different to anything I’ve ever done before and I really enjoyed it.

 

Madison mellor, ASFC Dance, year 2,

I enjoyed experiencing a new style and learning how to use space and music differently. It was enjoyable and beneficial to take part in.

 

Lauren Phelan, ASFC Dance, year 1,

It was a lot of fun to experience a different dance style this I haven't previously done. The workshop gave me a deeper in sight to Shobana Jeyasingh's company and work.

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