Wednesday 3rd November 2010 by C. Freeman
Dancers from Brooke Weston will perform at the open weekend of the new Corby Cube. They have spent many hours rehearsing with Hayley Arundel, one of a team of mentors working with local schools devising acts for the event.
The students came in during the recent holiday to work with Ms Arundel, an 'animateur' with the Rambert Dance Company. The starting point for the choreography was the new building and its significance to the community.
Ms Arundel said: 'It started with ideas that surrounded the Cube and what the Cube is going to mean to the students. We have got lots of gestural movements based around drama, singing and acting.
'The students have all improved in their contemporary dance technique over the three days. They have done partner work, floor work and had the chance to work like professional dancers to devise a piece then perform it.'
Dance teacher Miss Duguid said: 'On Saturday 6 November the students will perform throughout the day along with those from other local schools that have also devised their own indigenous pieces.
'The work is really lovely, really mature. It is a contemporary piece that works a lot with gestures. The music is by Icelandic composer Olaf Arnolds and rhythmically it is quite complex. The students are really gelling as a company and are becoming very in tune with each other. It is enhancing their technique and creating a really strong piece of work which they are enjoying.'
The dancers will reprise their piece at the Winter Showcase on 9 December alongside choirs, solo vocalists and other Brooke Weston dancers.