On Sunday 10th December, Brooksby Melton College’s Fly Dance Company will be performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
Fly Dance Company, which comprises a mixture of Level 3 Dance and BA Performing Arts students, will be performing two routines as a part of the Mardi Gras ‘Stars in Our Eyes’ showcase.
Sam Smith, BA Performing Arts student at BMC, said ‘This project has been an incredible experience for me to improve as a performer. As I am from a Musical Theatre background, this project has developed my self-confidence and self-belief in my dance ability as it has allowed me to take part in dance rehearsals and performance. It’s such an exciting experience to perform on a West End Stage – so inspiring! I really hope that I will be back performing there in the future!’
Jade Yeow, Performing Arts lecturer at BMC, commented ‘this will be a truly fantastic opportunity for our students to perform on a world-class stage at a stunning West End theatre. Fellow BMC lecturer, Cat Webb, and I held auditions for our cast of dancers at the beginning of the academic year. Since then, we have been rehearsing with them on a weekly basis to prepare our two routines.
Our 33 dancers will be performing a contemporary dance number to Elbow’s ‘Magnificent’, as well as a festive jazz and tap number to Jamie Cullum’s ‘Show Me The Magic’. There are some very impressive lifts included from our young male and female dancers. We can’t wait to show the London audience some of the fantastic dance work that is produced at BMC!.
Her Majesty’s theatre sits in the heart of London’s West End, having been the home of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera for over 25 years. This theatre is one of three theatres used by the team at Mardi Gras to host their ‘Stars in Our Eyes’ shows for young dancers.
BMC Performing Arts students have the opportunity to perform at the 500-seat Melton Theatre, a fully commercial theatre housed under the same roof as BMC’s Melton Campus. In addition, as a part of the recent £27.7million College-wide investment in facilities, BMC Performing Arts students have benefitted from brand new rehearsal and performance spaces and industry-standard film and television studios.
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