Royal Ballet in Stockland

18:30 23 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.

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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.

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