Tuesday, September 04, 2007

NNCDC Dancers on the International Stage

Three Company members were invited to teach workshops at the Silesian Dance Theatre's XIV Annual International Contemporary Dance Conference and Performance Festival in Bytom, Poland. The festival, one of the largest contemporary dance education and performance festivals in eastern Europe, attracts touring companies, master teachers, prominent figures in arts management, and dance writers and historians from across the globe.
Community Outreach Workshop Performance
International Contemporary Dance Conference & Performance Festival, Bytom, Poland
Choreography: Matthew Westerby Photo: Beata Grzelak-Szweda
To adults, Noibis Licea taught Afro-Cuban dance and Matthew Westerby taught contemporary technique and choreographed for a community outreach project for adults with learning disabilities. Tai Zhang taught classical Chinese dance to both children and adults. All three Company members shared their knowledge of diverse subjects in workshops that were particularly well received by festival participants, and all three have been invited to return for next year's event. Matthew later traveled to his native England to teach contemporary technique and choreography for Laban, London.

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