Over 300 young people have been inspiring audiences and showcasing their talents as part of FRESH 2014 and Making Men, a sharing of boys dance in Rotherham.
Making Men marked a mid-way point in a 3-year project, funded by Provident Financial, drawing together groups from Rotherham with guest groups DAZL Diamonds and the Centre for Advanced Training Boys Company. This inspiring sharing of work enabled boys to watch each others’ choreography, share skills and expertise and work creatively together.
Making Men enabled signposting of ‘Rebuzz’, a boys company established through the project. All boys from Rotherham who attended Making Men have now signed up to an Easter Intensive choreographic project with Zoie Golding from Fuzzy Logic Dance Company.
FRESH 2014, as part of U.Dance, brought together young people from across Yorkshire to share in a day and evening of youth dance performances and workshops. The FRESH Fringe enabled 13 groups to participate in public performances, whilst the main stage enabled a further 9 groups to showcase their work at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Youth Dance England selected Street Beat from South Yorkshire and Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Junior Academy to progress through to the National U.Dance Festival which will take place in Nottingham later in the year.