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Dive in to 'Deep Blue' and be first to see the new wave of dance performers     

Dive in to 'Deep Blue' and be first to see the new wave of dance performers Aberystwyth Arts Centre's vocational training project for dancers, run in partnership with Diversions, is currently in progress and will culminate in performances in Aberystwyth and Cardiff at the end of October/early November 2008.

There will be four performances of 'Deep Blue', two in Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 30 & 31 October and two in Diversions Dance House at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 3 & 4 November. The performance will include Sean Feldman's exquisite new production The Devil and the Deep and a new version of Roy Campbell-Moore's eloquent and beautiful dance duets from Between, created for Diversions in 2004. The dancers will fly, dive, leap and stride their way across the stage with panache, grace and power.
The performers are emerging professional dancers from across the world who have worked with choreographers Sean Feldman and Roy Campbell-Moore, and a talented production team to develop a thrilling evening of high-quality contemporary dance. The project is for young dancers who have shown the highest level of talent needed to become professional dancers and it uniquely offers additional training in administration, entrepreneurship and technical design.

Gill Ogden, Performing Arts Officer for Aberystwyth Arts Centre, who has put the project together said:

'Its wonderful to see this group of young talented dancers working with professional choreographers of international reputations. This is the second of the Arts Centre's Professional Development Projects, the first being run for actors last year, so I am very pleased that we have been able to develop a similar strand for dancers. Looking to the future we hope to be able to run many more projects of this nature as the benefits to all involved are so great.'

Performers in the performance are all in their early twenties come from as far afield as Italy, Australia, France, Scotland, England and Wales to take part in the project. They have been based in Aberystwyth since mid September, working on a daily programme of tuition and training, and it's hoped that the experience will be a memorable one for both performers and audiences.

Roy Campbell-Moore from Diversions said:

"What a pleasure it has been to work with such a talented group of young dancers who have worked so hard, and sweated so long to create a wonderful evening of dance.

Choreographers need dancers of high charisma and technique to work with and these dancers from all over the world have demonstrated they have what it takes to succeed at the highest levels. Audiences can just come and look out for the future faces of the artform, as well as enjoying the passion of their performances.

This has been an exceptional project for dance in Wales and it has demonstrated the value of two leading Welsh arts organisations collaborating on new and innovative programmes of creation, training and nurturing. My thanks go out to all the many people in both companies who have worked hard to make it such a success."

Deep Blue has been made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales.
 
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