[Press & Publications] Dreaming of Sphinxes that Bite [Arts]

March 2000

No 68

An exciting display of contemporary dance and drama will be on show at the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre.

Since its opening in 1997, the Centre has encouraged a variety of innovative partnerships with artists, dancers and musicians, resulting in a wealth of workshops, classes and public performances. Showcase will display work from some of these artists with staff and students from the Richard Attenborough Centre.

Mystery opens the evening, with Sphinx's Riddle, choreographed by regional dance group, Fervent Defacto.This is followed by Dream State, by Midlands choreographer, Louise Katerega.

The two dance performances will be followed by About Face, devised by Andy Reeves, Artistic Director, and performers from the Speakeasy Theatre Company, a touring theatre-in-education group. The evening's drama will end with Bite, by the Riptide Physical Theatre Company.

Speaking about the forthcoming Showcase, Organising tutor for Dance at the Richard Attenborough Centre, Judy Birkenhead, said: "This is not only a rare opportunity for students at the Centre and staff who are also artists and practitioners to perform their work together, but it is also the first of a series of regular performing arts events that will help to promote the range and inclusivity of the work of the Richard Attenborough Centre. 'Showcase' will also share with the public the high quality of work carried out at the Centre."

Showcase takes place at the Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester on Thursday 30 March 2000, at 8 pm. Proceeds will go towards the acquisition of a Soundbeam for the Centre.

Note for editors: Further details on Showcase are available from Judy Birkenhead, telephone 0116 252 2455, facsimile 0116 252 5165, minicom 0116 223 1520, email jb109@le.ac.uk. Address : Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, PO Box 138, University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN.

Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester

Formally opened by Diana, Princess of Wales in May 1997, the Richard Attenborough Centre is open to everybody, but has a special focus on people with disabilities and other members of the public who may have found access to arts education difficult. Its educational programme brings together a wide range of people within the community and includes courses in art, music, dance and drama, as well as concerts, performances and exhibitions.<.B>

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