Over 60 students from Redcar Academy, Sacred Heart, Ryehills and Bydales School took part in the 2012 International Dance Day performances. This year we had seven performances in three days! The students performed a range of different styles of dance, from popping to contemporary.
Every year there is a new message surrounding International Dance Day, a famous choreographer is invited to send their message about what dance means to them out into the world This year Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who is a Belgian choreographer and dancer. He has collaborated with many other choreographers and his Dance Company is called Eastman. His message this year was clear “Celebrate the never-ending choreography of life”
The Year 10 and 11 students were performing long contemporary pieces for their BTEC Dance exam. The Year 11 Dance piece was choreographed entirely through Merce Cunningham’s style of chance technique. This made it an extremely difficult dance to remember as well as perform.
This year RCC decided to raise money for a relatively new charity called Dance aid. We raised £50.00 through the sale of programmes and raffle tickets.
Dance aid is an exciting new charity that want to harness the energy of dance to transform the lives of vulnerable children. They want to raise money to help orphaned, poor and exploited children in the UK and the developing world. You can find out more about Dance aid by the following links.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
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