Thank You for Origins 2021 & U.Dance National Festival Showcase Announcement
PDSW & the Origins 2021 Production Team would like to congratulate & thank everyone who took part in Of Land, Sea & Sky& made the event so special.
It was a magical day of dance & it was a powerful way to connect with one another across the miles & celebrate the dazzling talents of our young dancers.
We were so impressed by the standard of entries this year. Thanks to our young dancers, their practitioners, teachers, musicians, film-makers, schools & very importantly, their family & friends for supporting us all along the way.
174 young people performed in the special digital showcase film from across Cornwall, Devon, Avon & Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire & Dorset.
We are proud to announce that the following groups have been selected to represent our region at the U.Dance National Festival 2021 in July, as part of our U.Dance National Showcases:
The U.Dance National Festival 2021 will be a weekend of streamed dance masterclasses, showcases, careers talks and information sessions for young people, engaging the best dancers and dance leaders in the country to share their skills.
Held from 16 to 18 July 2021 and accessed entirely for free, aspiring dancers can expect professional dance masterclasses in a wide range of styles featuring artists from the UK’s leading dance companies, dance and writing challenges, industry and career information sessions packed with practical advice and tips from leaders in their field, showcases and much more.
This exciting celebration of youth dance is aimed at dancers aged 11-19 years – up to 25 for disabled young people – and their teachers and group leaders. The exciting full line-up for this year is yet to be announced. Sessions will be available to book from mid-June.
Laura Nicholson, Head of Children and Young People’s Dance at One Dance UK, said:
“The U.Dance National Festival 2021 will celebrate the diverse range and quality of dance taking place across the UK and allow young people to come together to share their passion for dance, wherever they are. Following a year of uncertainty and upheaval, it is more vital than ever that we recognise the huge number of physical, mental and creative benefits of dance.
The talent and creativity on show from young dancers from every corner of the country at the various U.Dance Regional Platforms was exceptional. We applaud them, along with their teachers and group leaders, and all those who worked to support our young dancers to create entries for this unique programme.”
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