Budding choreographers promise to bring Barking and Dagenham together through dance
PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 February 2020
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A budding choreographer is hoping to “bring the community” for the fifth year of an annual dance show.
The Vital Stages show from Barking based organisation Studio 3 Arts is due to showcase young choreographers' talents in a number of styles including hip-hop, contemporary and krump - a type of street dance.
Participant, Elvire Matu, said: "It is a great opportunity for me to showcase my work in my own borough [and] a lovely way to bring the community together through dance."
Choreographers were selected from an open call out and have been supported with mentoring, rehearsal space, travel expenses and networking opportunities.
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Acts also include Feyi Soloye, James Bamford, Harry Fulleylove, Gary Clarke, Alicia Cox, Laura Harrison, Freya Macdonald, Emma Hopley, Alfie Simmons, Daniel Popescu, Dandre Elizah, Nishi Joshi-Bhatt and Amanda Pefkou.
Dancer, Leroy Kanyowa, said: "The whole experience has been a great confidence boost for me and marks a new chapter within my career."
A guest performance by A.I.M Collective is also planned for the Broadway Theatre show which starts at 7.30pm on Friday, February 21.
To book visit studio3arts.org.uk/vital-stages
Tickets cost £7 to £5.
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