All three projects have taken part in celebration sharings in December, highlighting the fantastic achievements of work by young people.
Yorkshire Dance Youth and Yorkshire Dance’s Street Crew, performed to a packed audience, sharing work from Project Pulse, funded through the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation – a collaboration between West Yorkshire Playhouse’s First Floor and the DJ school. They brought the audience to rapturous applause with a piece which showcased live DJing, rap and song alongside original urban choreography.
Yorkshire Dance Youth Junior and Senior Company, funded through the Igen Trust, Leeds Co-operative Foundation and the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund, shared two pieces exploring identity. Both pieces will be developed in 2016 and submitted for future youth dance platforms.
The Rotherham Boys Project, funded by Provident Financial’s ‘Good Neighbour’ fund, celebrated the culmination of a recent outreach project with the second Making Men showcase, bringing together local boys with guest groups from the Centre for Advanced Training based at the Northern School for Contemporary Dance, and DAZL (Dance Action Zone Leeds.) Making Men also showcased films created with Rebuzz (the flagship group from the Rotherham Boys Project) and featured a finale performance choreographed by professional artist, Jon Beney.