Dancers celebrate cash windfall
By Martin Smith for icCoventry
A Leamington dance company has landed its own lottery jackpot after being included in the latest round of grants for art and cultural projects across the West Midlands.
Six organisations in Warwickshire have been awarded cash grants by the Regional Arts Lottery Programme.
The Motionhouse Dance Company, based in Leamington, gets £60,000, which will be used to fund a two-year programme of dance projects, along with the creation and touring of its new production, Volatile.
Some of it will also be used to help the company take its work to a wider audience - aiming to bring contemporary dance to cinema queues, leisure centre foyers and out-door arenas.
Paul Gilligan, the company’s general manager, said he was “delighted” with the windfall. click for more