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Pragnya Indian Dance will take part in this year's showcase. Photo credit - Sarah Daniels

Youth dance showcase comes to Hull New Theatre

Discover the next generation of dancers and choreographers as Creative Voice and Hull Dance Move Together take over Hull New Theatre this weekend.

On Sunday 28 January, the show will include newly created pieces of work from new companies JoinedUp Dance Young Contemporaries and Youth Aspire Connect.

Companies involved also include Pragnya Indian Dance, Max Life Dance Company, Ainthorpe Youth Centre, Freedom Road Creative Arts and Withernsea, Beverley and Bridlington Youth Companies from East Riding Youth Dance. They will performing a variety of dance styles from Contemporary, Commercial, Classical Indian Dance and Afrobeats.

The Hull youth dance companies are part of Hull Dance Move Together, an inclusive and accessible city-wide programme with three strands of opportunities for young people to dance, create and perform.

Ruth Drake, Hull City Council’s Arts Development Officer, said: “The young people involved all enjoy dancing and are at difference stages in their dance journey.

“By taking part in Creative Voice Dance they are contributing to the future of dance in our city and region. The event also supports their own individual development and progression.”

Creative Voice Dance, part of Hull City Council’s youth arts initiative, gives them a platform to show off their talents both in Hull and then later, as part of the regional event “Fresh” which features performances from companies across Yorkshire in Doncaster.

The Creative Voice Dance Platform takes place Sunday 28 January, 6.30pm. Tickets are £3 and can purchased from Hull City Council Box Office 01482 300 306, in person at the City Hall Box Office or online.

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