Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Yesterday marked the first day of our wonderful Footprint Dance Festival! The opening day kicked off with an extremely successful turn out at our intense HIIT Bootcamp in Monte Hall with Kimberly Collins mid-morning. Following Bootcamp, we welcomed Shaun Dillon's outstanding Contemporary workshop at 12.30. Closing the afternoon, renowned British choreographer, performer and director, Rosemary Lee presented several of her dance films and led an uplifting choreography seminar to students and Dance Department faculty.

Concluding the day was our opening night of dance performance, Stampede. Artistic Director, Hannah Brown gave a speech giving thanks to volunteers and faculty, before inviting Rosemary Lee to speak. During an inspirational speech about the value of the arts, Lee urged 'not to put a pound sign in front of the arts' and that 'we would be poor without the arts'. 

Finally, the evening included extremely strong performances from Ceyda Tanc Dance, Crystal Zillwood and Alyssandra Katherine Wu, as well as a very amusing and humorous performance by Botis Seva. Other artists included: Loughlin Dance, Hannah K. Vincent, Moving Cities, and Peace. Positivity. Love.

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