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Prestigious Dance Company Shares its Skills at University Arts Centre

July 2002
No 155

The University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre is hosting a four-day Summer School this weekend aimed at helping community dance practitioners to improve their skills in working with people with physical disabilities.

Members of the CandoCo Dance Company will deliver the course, which runs from Saturday to Tuesday, as part of their tenth anniversary tour. CandoCo has developed an international reputation for its unique style of integrated contemporary dance, and through its education work is dedicated to spreading the concept that dance can be enjoyed by everyone who has an interest and wishes to express their creativity.

This summer school is part of Moving Forward 2, a year-long partnership between the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lincolnshire Dance and Dance 4 in Nottingham aimed at providing high quality professional development opportunities for dance workers in the community. Steven Pegg, Development Officer and Performing Arts Co-ordinator at the Richard Attenborough Centre, said: “In Moving Forward 2 we are proud to be working with leading specialists at the cutting edge of community dance practice, giving our own regionally-based practitioners access to their considerable skills and expertise. Our Centre is dedicated to providing arts education opportunities for all members of the community, irrespective of disability, and so it is a particular pleasure for us to welcome to Leicester artists from CandoCo, whose work and achievements in integrated dance are of acknowledged international significance."

Moving Forward 2 is supported by a grant of £14,320 from the Regional Arts Lottery Programme of East Midlands Arts, with additional support from the Foundation for Community Dance.

Note to newsdesk: For more information, please contact Steven Pegg on 0116 252 2455 or 0116 223 1529, or email smp18@le.ac.uk.

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