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Go Dance 2014, Theatre Royal Glasgow 17th-21st June 2014

Published by: Jon Cuthbertson on 19th Jun 2014 | View all blogs by Jon Cuthbertson
Go Dance is such an interesting concept. Every night for a week a different programme of dance, all created by local dance troupes, schools or colleges, is presented each incorporating a variety of dance styles and music. Now in it's 9th year, one can only surmise it has been a format that has proven successful, and on tonight's programme, I can see why.

With a change of season this year to accommodate the Commonwealth Cultural programme, this obviously inspired a few of the choreographers. From dancers sprayed gold to the Queen's Baton to kilted 'Braveheart Hip Hop' we covered a lot of Glasgow bases in various dance styles. Outwith the Commonwealth inspired routines we had some vibrant tap dancing, some lyrical contemporary, a ballet version of Mary Poppins, a West African dance and percussion ensemble and a choreographed piece by a primary 7 class based on UNICEF's Rights Of The Child. Even Britain's Got Talent and the Royal Variety Performance would struggle to get variety on that scale! Keeping the audience informed along the way was the charming Alan McHugh. A talented actor, writer and musician (although I’ve never seen how good a dancer he is!) Alan is also a very natural host and shows a lot of enthusiasm for this project and for the groups performing too.

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The project is put together by Ambassador Theatre Group Glasgow's Creative Learning Department who also run workshops related to some of the spectacular shows still to come to Theatre Royal this year (Private Peaceful and Singin' In The Rain) and are also running their hugely successful Musical Theatre Summer School too, giving even more local children the chance to perform on 'the big stage'. For information on the creative learning team’s upcoming activities visit www.atgcreativelearning.co.uk/glasgow.

 

Listing Information

 Tue 17 – Sat 21 June

Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm

Tickets from:

In Person - Adults £12 Children £7.50

Online - Adults £13.90 Children £9.40

Box Office 08448 717 647 (bkg fee)

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

 

  

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