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Students practice for SwimMorphosis

Students practice for SwimMorphosis
Choreographer Marso Riviére leads the workshop.
Thursday 13th September 2012 by C. Freeman

Choreographer Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviére put Year 11 dancers through their paces in preparation for a performance at Corby swimming pool. The venue has been the inspiration for SwimMorphosis, a spectacular where school and community groups will perform at points in and around the building. This will culminate in a 30-minute long poolside performance by professional divers and dancers.

The GCSE dance students are performing to ‘Nightbook’ by Ludovico Einaudi and are working to a tight deadline. SwimMorphosis takes place on Saturday 22nd September. Tickets costing £3 each are available from the Core. The event, which is part of Big Dance 2012, has been commissioned by Dance4, Corby Borough Council and The Core. Festival admission is from 19:00 with the main performance beginning at 20:00.

Teacher Miss Bailey said: ‘Once the students got used to how fast paced it was and how Marso teaches them they did really well. It is about building their confidence. They are having to learn the release dance techniques as well as the material itself. They are under a lot of pressure but they gel really well and are helping each other.’

French-born Marso, who has been working solo and touring since 2005, said: ‘The performances from Brooke Weston students, and those from other groups around the town, will be a prologue, a mini dance festival happening before the main performance. There will be a map so people can see which group is performing and where they are around the building.

'The students are doing brilliantly and I will come and see them again to see how they have progressed. It is quite a pressure to put all of this together in a short time but when you are a little bit under pressure you can still get really good results.’

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