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 Post subject: Festival of London Youth Arts 2005
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:29 am 
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East London wins it all!

Two dance groups from East London won the two available bursaries from FLYA at the Royal Festival Hall (South Bank Centre) on Sunday 23rd Jan 05.

East London Dance Youth Company with its piece: Late Runninz’ won a FLYA Youth Dance Bursary (£2,000). The other winner, also from East London, was Boy Blue Entertainment.

FLYA – Festival of London Youth Arts – works to celebrate and raise the profile of London youth arts. In its support of London Youth Dance Network and The Big Youth Dance Weekend, FLYA created two youth dance bursaries. The bursaries fund the recipients to develop work, to nurture a large number of young people and to develop their piece for performance with a different site as part of the FLYA festival. The panel comprised of Kate Scanlan, London Youth Dance Network, Celia Coram, London Youth Arts Network, Kath Boddy, Royal Festival Hall, Linda Jasper, Youth Dance England, and young people on the Talk To Me! – youth dance critic training programme – and Royal Academy of Dance student volunteers.

The FLYA Youth Dance Bursaries were announced on Sunday 23rd January at the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre. The bursary will allow the winners to develop their work. They will be able to create a new site-specific show for the FLYA festival (end of April 05) at a prestigious Central London venue. Both works commissioned by FLYA will be made in East London!


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East London Dance Youth Company was recently awarded £10,000 form the Jack Petchey Foundation. The Company is directed by Bonnie Oddie (from Hackney, East London). The award winning piece, Late Runninz’ was choreographed by Bonnie Oddie and Vicki Igbokwe (Impact Dance Company).

On Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 January 2005, Royal Festival Hall Education, London Youth Dance Network and Youth Dance England presented The Big Youth Dance Weekend - a celebration of young people and dance at The Royal Festival Hall. Nine of London’s hottest youth dance companies, invited by London Youth Dance Network, performed new dynamic and high quality site specific performances around the building. Despite having the lowest art attenders population, East London shows the rest of the capital that it is full of outstanding and talented artists.

east london dance is the dance agency for East London, we build bridges and break down barriers to make dance happen. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone in East London to enjoy themselves through dance and dance events. We commission new work, promote performances and festivals and run workshops and training courses.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:31 am 
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A friend of mine, a senior dance administrator, attended the event was very impressed all round.

Congratulations to all involved in this important initiative for building the future of the art form.

<small>[ 08 February 2005, 04:31 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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