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Students perform at International Dance Festival


The University of Wolverhampton's student dance company has been working with the internationally renowned choreographer Rosie Kay to create a contemporary piece titled ‘Fragile Line’.

‘Fragile Line’ explores aspects of a soldier's life while preparing for, and being in the midst of, battle.

The performance will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6pm at Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome and will be followed at 8pm by a work from the Rosie Kay Dance Company, entitled 5 SOLDIERS The Body is the Frontline,which is also receiving its world premiere at the festival.

Frances Clarke, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the Dance degree programme at the School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, said: "This has been a challenging and exciting experience for our young dancers. They have had to reflect on some of the complex issues of warfare and then express these feelings throughout the physically exhausting piece.”

The International Dance Festival of Birmingham is produced  School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisureby DanceXchange and the Birmingham Hippodrome, and is one of the world’s largest dance festivals

Entrance to see Fragile Line is free.

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