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KS Dance and Allegrodance Tour 2016

9 Feb 2016

David Didsbury, Hulya Levent, Phillip Tunstall, Taylor Rowden. Photo by Rupert Wiltshire

David Didsbury, Hulya Levent, Phillip Tunstall, Taylor Rowden. Photo by Rupert Wiltshire

KS Dance and its Allegrodance touring Company (which is made up of graduating students and professionals), are working in association with Company Chameleon for their two part Spring Tour. This Arts Council supported tour, features partners in residence The Soundscape Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Parkinson.

Lukas Hunt and Roxanne Kevill. Photo by Robert Watson.

Lukas Hunt and Roxanne Kevill. Photo by Robert Watson.

The Allegrodance Company will premiere an exciting new children’s ballet – Hansel and Gretel. Choreographed by Kate Simmons to an inspiring new score by aspiring new composer for dance, Adam Kornas. Adam has worked closely with the choreographer, musicians and dancers resulting in an interesting 30 minute, narrated ballet which introduces both classical and contemporary dance genres to students and children.

Phillip Tunsall & Taylor Rowden. Photo by Robert Watson

Phillip Tunsall & Taylor Rowden. Photo by Robert Watson

The aim of the Allegrodance Company has always been to take Dance to Communities of low Arts engagement. This tour gives huge opportunities to young dancers, musicians and composers, culminating with an interactive workshop for the audience.

During the workshop (inspired and led on 24 February) by Kevin Edward Turner- Co-Director of Company Chameleon, the audience can experience the creative process with a live orchestra by working on some of the repertoire they have just seen.

In the second part of the programme, the Company dance a variety of genres namely, flamenco,tap,varying types of jazz and hip hop.

Phillip Tunsall & Taylor Rowden. Photo by Robert Watson

Phillip Tunsall & Taylor Rowden. Photo by Robert Watson

This must see Company and Orchestra are performing at schools in the Northwest. On Wednesday February 24th there will be two public performances at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn – 1pm and 7pm tickets available from the Brindley box office  0151 907 8360 www.thebrindley.org.uk.