As part of our continuing commitment to new dance in Wales, our education and outreach unit, the dance faktry, recently underwent a youth project with Taikabox.
Our senior youth dancers, Abertillery Youth Dance Company, worked with Tanja Raman of Taixabox, to make a piece of work to include in the show Beyond The Body.
The show was presented at The Met in Abertillery on November 20th 2012. The young dancers opened the second half of the show with a piece of work created by Tanja, which was threaded into the show as a whole.
The 9 young dancers gained a lot from working with live musicians and were very excited to be performing in a professional dance show for the second time in just 4 days, as they had also performed a work created for them by FFIN DANCE director Sue Lewis just days before in the FFIN DANCE Winter Dance Faktry Festival
It is opportunities like this that stay with a young dancer for life, with your support, we can continue to develop new and emerging dance talent in our communities.
Thanks to funding made possible by the Archbishop of Wales Children’s Fund, FFIN DANCE is able to provide free dance classes to local children aged 7+
Company dancers Adam Murphy and Megan Griffiths will work with the young people, teaching them class each day and creating a new dance which will be performed at the FFIN DANCE Winter Dance Festival in Abertillery on November 17th
The holiday dance clubs take place on October 30th, November 1st and 2nd at Ebenezer Chapel in Abertillery, from 10am -2pm each day
Applications for the dance club will need to be made by contacting FFIN DANCE at the FFIN DANCE Offices, C/O The Met, Mitre Street, Abertillery NP13 1AL
We are very much looking forward to working with our young people next week during the school half term.
The dance faktry will be providing children in the community with free dance clubs during the day during their holiday. During the day, the children will be able to purchase healthy packed lunches, provided by volunteers from the community – Laima Jones, Dawn Williams and Joanne Beynon.
The clubs will take place at Ebenezer Chapel in Abertillery. The places are now fully booked, but if you would like your child to be put on a reserve list, please let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate. Info@ffindance.co.uk