A fantastic audience for our end of year dance showcase
Thank you to everyone who attended our end of year dance showcase, 'Resilience'. We are grateful to those who were in the audience, and those who supported from afar. The dancers presented a range of pieces in Jazz, Contemporary and South African influenced dance styles, choreographed by Kamara Gray, Gerrard Martin, Amanda Lewis, and guest choreographer Mbulelo Ndabeni.
The evening was hosted by Simone Daley-Richards, and also featured performances by two special guest artists. Choreographer, Hannah Anderson-Ricketts, presented a beautiful duet, 'Remote', featuring dancers Valerie Ebuwa and Cherilyn Albert. Namron OBE, performed his emotional solo, 'Missing', which was a delight to watch. The audience included the Worshipful the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Kat Fletcher and the Islington Young Mayor, Darey Cletus who both gave positive feedback for the performance.
We'd like to thank the Islington Council Local Initiatives Fund for their support, as well as Paradise Patties and Miss Munchins Cupcakes, for providing the delicious food for the evening. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and we look forward to presenting futures performances.
Images by Urban Decay Visuals
Artistry Youth Dance has been selected as a regional finalist for 'U.Dance', a national youth dance festival organised by Youth Dance England, Sadler's Wells and Trinity Laban. We've been mentioned in this article by London Dance (alongside the other finalists) regarding our selection in this fantastic event! Very exciting!
We had an OMG moment when the dancers were invited to perform at the Jamaican High Commission in London! The company dancers were invited to perform as part of of a special cultural evening that was held in honour of two United Kingdom-based Jamaicans who were awarded with the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation. The event also celebrated Jamaica's National Heritage Week and the UK's Black History Month. The dancers were fantastic and even received praise from the High Commissioner herself. An amazing honour to have been involved!!