Scottish Talent Heads to The South Bank Centre this July (06/07/2012)
This July, London's Southbanks Centre will be brimming with Scottish Talent.
Dancers from Project Y
U.Dance 2012, the biggest youth dance festival in the UK, will take place over the weekend of the 15 - 17 July. The performance programme features Ydance’s Project Y Company, the national youth dance company of Scotland as well as four other Scottish youth companies who were selected from a Platform event at the MacRobert arts centre in Feburary. The companies representing Scotland are:
- Fusion, from Citymoves in Aberdeen
- MacRobert Youth Dance Company, Stirling
- Maijaluk, Coatbridge
- Dimension, Clydebank
Five young talented dancers from Scotland will also be part of the first UK-wide dance company, the U.Dance Ensemble which has been brought together specially for this event. Renowned Choreographer Hofesh Schecter has been working with the Ensemble to create a new work entitled Tank which will be premiered. Congratulations to Anna Britton, Bethany Howitt, Eilidh Brown, Keith Low & Phoebe Haymer who successfully auditioned.
Also running that weekend is the culmination of the New Music 20x12 programme. Twenty new pieces of music, each 12 minutes in length, inspired by the spirit of the Olympic and Paralmpic Games have been commissioned. Four Scottish commissions are among the programme of 20 new pieces and will be performed at The Southbank Centre:
- TAT-1 by Aidan O’Rourke, and commissioned by An Tobar
- Technophonia by Oliver Searle and commissed by Drake Music Scotland
- HandsFree, by Anna Meredith and commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra
- Spinal Chords, by Sally Beamish, commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Scotland will also be showcased to the world, at the Scottish Government’s ‘Scotland House’ facility in London during the Olympic Games. Creative Scotland is a partner in this facility and will be ensuring that Scotland’s arts and culture are promoted alongside enterprise, tourism, sport and events. We are hosting four events which will celebrate our vibrant culture and showcase our talented artists to national and international audiences focusing on music, film, the creative industries and the Year of Creative Scotland 2012.
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