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Preston schools to see performance by UCLan dance students

Posted on - 29th February, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan, University
The UCLan dance group performing

The UCLan dance group performing

Preston schools and colleges are being treated to a dance showcase from students at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Final year dance performance students are working with professional dance artist Carl Harrison to take their show MichaelMichaelMarthaMartha, to school halls in the city and surrounding area.

A first performance at Longridge High School saw the UCLan students put through their paces.

Rosie Mullin, one of the students involved, said: “It’s fantastic to go into local schools to show what we do and how it can be achieved to hopefully really engage the pupils. It’s also been hugely beneficial to work with Carl Harrison because he is so professional and well-connected in the dance industry.”

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The routine takes a quirky look at the spectrum of gender stereotypes.

Dance course leader Lucy Nicholson said: “The students have worked intensively with Carl, who is currently touring with Protein Dance Theatre, to create a hugely innovative and quirky piece of dance that they can now take into the community and perform to a variety of audiences. It’s also great for them to run workshops for the schoolchildren to gain additional practical experience in teaching as well as performing.”

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The other schools to be visited are Hutton Grammar School, Tarleton Academy, Carrhill Secondary School, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and All Hallows Catholic High School.

A final performance is to be given in early June at the Media Factory at the Preston campus.

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