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Each year passes and we sit down and plan the diary – and we all agree that one of our highlights of the dance faktry year is the Winter Dance Faktry Festival.  As you know the dance faktry is our education and outreach unit of FFIN DANCE, where we undertake vital dance activity in the community.  I truly believe that dance can change your life for the good, and in over 30 years experience I have proof of this.

This year we have invited 2 emerging professional dance companies Ceyda Tanc Dance and Exim Dance to present their work in our platform.  We are committed to supporting emerging choreographers and dancers and we will be offering guidance and support to the 2 companies not just at the WDFF but through the coming months for them, preparing to show their work across the UK.

Working with children and young people in the Abertillery area has been a privilege and joy, I feel forever very humbled knowing that we have been a small part of their love for dance.  We are looking forward to showing work we created for New Ground, Six Bells Kids Club, Scarf Dance, Abertillery Youth Dance Company and presenting the 2 Blaenau Gwent Youth Dance Companies -The Move and JAM.

We hope that you can support our Festival and show these young artists that they have a future in the arts.  You can support by attending the Festival on November 17th at The Met in Abertillery or by making a donation to our future work with young people

Links:
Supporting the Festival
The Met Box Office

 

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Back at Base Camp

FFIN DANCE workshops

What a week it’s been!

After an amazing time at DanceLive 2012 in Aberdeen on Monday and Tuesday, we returned to a bitterly cold Wales, leaving behind a mild sunny Scotland.  As Aberdeen photographer Laura Mumby said we stole the sunshine, as it’s since been snowing there.

Following our successful show at The Lemon Tree, it was straight back to the office for me to put the final plans together for our half term holiday dance clubs next week.  On Friday, our youth volunteers company, New Ground, began work with children in Six Bells, Abertillery.  Volunteers Olivia Davies, Jessica Williams, Cariad Williams and Gemma Aubrey worked with the children creating together a new piece to show at the Winter Dance Faktry Festival in November.

I also got a chance to chat with the choreographers who will be presenting work with their companies at the Festival: Ceyda Tanc Dance and Exim Dance.  More about that soon.

Please follow my blogs next week as we work with children in the community of Abertillery, providing free dance classes during the school half term holiday.
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