Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Dance Algarve 2008

Anyone wanting to know what I have been up to the past few months and why postings have been sparse can now know. I have been helping in the organisation of the following event to take place in Lagos between 19th and 23rd March 2008.

Of general interest to the public, will be the performances by the Cape Junior Ballet, from Cape Town, South Africa in the on Thursday 21st March, and Friday 22nd March at 20.30 which on the Thursday will include a Mime workshop given by John Mowat and Leonor Keil.

Anyone visiting or in the Lagos area on those days can attend. Tickets will be €5:00.

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Hosted by Associação da Dança Iberíca, with the support of the Cultural Division of the Town Council of Lagos, Dance Algarve 2008 is under the direction of Gwen Franco, Caroline Costa and Gillian Anthony,Dance Algarve 2008 is a four day course, to be held between Wednesday, 19th March 2008 and Saturday, 22nd March 2008 over Easter 2008.

The course is conceived especially for students of classical ballet, and will include classes in ballet, repertoire, jazz/musical and mime. Over 100 students from throughout Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and South Africa have registered to participate giving the event an exciting international dimension that will bring a new aspect to the long cultural history of Lagos. It will also give many students of ballet, their first opportunity to interact with and learn from professional dancers in the field.

Dance Algarve 2008 is honoured that Sr. Armando Jorge and D. Margarida Sá Fialho, both prominent personalities in the classical dance world in Portugal, have graciously agreed to be patrons of the event.

The course will be led by an international faculty that includes:

>> Francesca Filpi, First Artist, The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom
>> Kenn Burke, Director of Dance, Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Scotland
>> Dianne Cheesman, Director, Cape Junior Ballet, Cape Town, South Africa
>> Silke Nuhn, Kieler Institut für Tanz, Kiel, Germany
>> John Mowat, Mime & Theatre Director, London and Lisbon.
>> Bernadete Bishop, Director of theatre and Master in Creative Techniques, Portugal

The event will take place at the Centro Cultural de Lagos, a purpose built arts complex in the centre of Lagos, housing studios, exhibition venues and a Theatre.

In the evenings, on Thursday 21st March, and Friday 22nd March at 20.30 there will be special events, including a workshop given by John Mowat and Leonor Keil, and performances by Cape Junior Ballet Company, Cape Town, South Africa.

On Saturday, 22nd March, 2008 at 18:00, there will be a final presentation, “On Stage!” in which students participating will present examples of their work to guests and parents in the Theatre of the Centro Cultural de Lagos.

Anyone wishing to attend any of the events can contact the association through the contact details listed below.

Associação da Dança Ibérica
Apartado 126
Lagos, Algarve
T: 00 351 91 111 31 86
F: 00 351 282 792 591