In preparation for Creative ConneXions 2018, ‘The Magic of Musicals,’ we invited 2Faced Dance to run a workshop for our year six pupils. 2Faced Dance are a professional, all male dance company that fuses contemporary, ballet and street dance.
Charlie Dunn, who led the workshop, introduced the children to different techniques with particular emphasis on trust, lifts and support. He was very keen for all taking part to step out of their comfort zone. He also stressed the importance of continued practice when trying something new and instilled in the pupils a positive, can do attitude. With Charlie's encouragement fresh in their mind everyone got stuck in and gave it their best shot.
The children worked industriously in groups to come up with phrases of movement linked to the song from their chosen musical. They then joined together with their classmates to perform what they had created in front of their teachers and peer group.
We look forward to seeing how the dances develop over the next few weeks, ready for the performance of ‘ The Magic of Musicals’ in the John Moore Theatre on the 27th and 28th March.