Exim Dance Company is a Plymouth based award winning Dance Company known for their fresh and vibrant approach and they will be performing ‘Etch’ at The Keay Theatre, Cornwall College St Austell on Thursday 23rd February at 7pm.
‘Etch’ is an intimate exploration of memory; the things we remember and those we choose to forget. With layers of spoken word, movement and music the performers guide the audience on a journey of remembrance.
Sarah Gadinar, who has watched the show recently, said it was a “Wonderfully intimate experience where you felt part of the performance. It was a feast for the senses and enlightening for the mind. You felt close to the dancers in proximity as well as emotionally whilst discovering who they were and yourself”
Rooted in Dance Theatre this cross art form piece is devised by the performers under the direction of chorographer Claire Summers features text by Natalie McGrath, an original score from Magdalena Walker, Costume and production design from Meier Williams and Lighting design by Tim Hardy.
Artistic Director, Laura Henry said; “Local secondary schools and dance groups in the St Austell area have been invited to come and watch the performance, and thanks to our partnership with Devon Collaborative Outreach Network, they have kindly offered to subsidise 20 tickets per school for students in Year 9 and above.”
She continued; “It has been a huge success at other venues and we’re expecting the same sell-out show from St Austell.”
Curriculum Lead for Performing Arts, Zona Maunder said; “We’re really fortunate that Exim will be Performing at The Keay, the dance company is also providing a workshop for the Cornwall College Dance Students.”
“The students will then be a part of the curtain raiser for the opening of the show; this is a fantastic experience for the students and a great opportunity to learn from professional dancers.”
Tickets are £8 each (plus a small booking fee) from Event Brite or limited tickets on the door on the night (cash please);
For more information on the range of Dance courses available across The Cornwall College Group click HERE or call 0845 22 32 567.