Royal Ballet in Stockland

PUBLISHED: 18:30 23 October 2012 | UPDATED: 13:21 25 October 2012

Dancers in Absent Made Present choreographed by Freddie Opoku-Addaie, who is bringing his work to Stockland. Photo: Benedict Johnson.

Dancers in Absent Made Present choreographed by Freddie Opoku-Addaie, who is bringing his work to Stockland. Photo: Benedict Johnson.

Archant

Stars of the world famous Royal Ballet are coming to the East Devon this month for a unique performance.

For one night only, they will be appearing in Stockland along with dancers from the community and a local craft artist in a production called ‘Bespoke’.

Former Royal Opera House associate choreographer, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, has been working with the local community to help create this exceptional evening of dance.

The event is the culmination of a year-long project called Devon Dance Compass, aimed at bringing dance to the heart of rural communities.

The project was launched earlier this year to tackle the issue of rural isolation in Devon.

After appointing four local area dance ambassadors in each area (north, south, east and west Devon), Dance in Devon has facilitated and created opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to have access to high quality dance.

As a result, rural communities have been able to enjoy the many health, social and well-being benefits dance has to offer. It has been organised by the dance development agency, Dance in Devon.

Dance in Devon director Gillian Dale said: “Community groups in the four corners of the county are going to be having a wonderful time during this project. It’s also a great opportunity for audiences to enjoy a unique performance in their local venue.

“These are the sorts of dancers they would normally have to travel to large venues to see and now Devon people are going to see them dancing on their doorstep – almost literally!

‘Bespoke’ takes places at Stockland Victory Hall on Saturday, October 27, at 7.15pm.

For tickets contact: Wendy van der Plank on 01404 881207

Ticket price: £8 for adults, £5 for children under 16.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Entertainment Stories

17:00

Kilmington is set to hold its annual flower show and village fayre on Saturday July 29.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

The Drama Club section of Axmouth Children’s Theatre (ACT) put on their end-of-term variety shows recently in Axmouth Village Hall.

Read more
Fri, 17:00

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has opened its doors for a special Evolver Prize 2017 exhibition featuring 100 artworks (instead of the usual 50) to mark the 100th edition of Evolver Magazine.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

The ever-popular Music Day in Dalwood, now in its sixth year, attracted music lovers from far and wide on Saturday, July 1.

Read more
Monday, July 10, 2017

A new exhibition in Lyme Regis will feature the work of a potter and a painter.

Read more
Monday, July 10, 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its autumn 2017 season, which will see the theatre celebrate its 50th anniversary, co-produce another UK national tour, and see pantomime return.

Read more
Saturday, July 8, 2017

A new exhibition is set to be staged in Broadhembury, which focuses on the history of the parish and how it has developed.

Read more
Friday, July 7, 2017

The Hope and Renewal photographic exhibition is currently being staged at The Beehive in Honiton.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read Entertainment

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications