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Urbanscape Dance Success at Orangebox

18th February 2014 <b>Urbanscape</b> Dance Success at Orangebox

Last week Calderdale College Performing Arts Dance students captivated their audience over a duration of three nights at Orangebox, a state-of-the-arts young people’s centre in Halifax.

Dance students at the College devised, rehearsed and choreographed across four sessions over four weeks in the skate park at Orangebox to produce a unique live performance piece.

Level 3 Music student, Liam Gaunt (19) from Hebden Bridge who is part of local band Khufu opened the dance event and performed a song from their new EP, Kings, called Clangers which is now available via www.khufu.bandcamp.com

Lisa Eaton who is Team Leader & Lecturer for Performing Arts Dance at the College said: "Their performance was absolutely fantastic! I am really proud of the students; I think they really excelled themselves. We had a great audience who were very supportive and I really enjoyed it.”

Thomas Kemp (18) who is hoping to study Dance at University in America next year was really pleased with the final performance: “I thought it went very well - we all gave 100%. The dress rehearsal didn’t go to plan, but we pulled it off in our final performance.”

Emilio Bundy (18) from Huddersfield said: “It was a very rewarding experience to do something other than perform in a dance studio or on stage and I really enjoyed it because it was a change from the norm.”

Gemma Brown (18) from Bradford said: “We just had to challenge ourselves and think outside the box. We had to improvise to the music and use the Merce Cunningham technique.”

Sharon Smith, Vice Principal - Learning and Achievement at the College said: “It was amazing! I was really impressed with their  performance and considering they only heard the music for the first time today is truly remarkable and helped make it a really powerful piece and story.”

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