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Footprint Dance Festival is back to celebrate dance talent at Roehampton

The annual Footprint Dance Festival will celebrate the outstanding work of some of Roehampton’s best performers and choreographers, with a line-up of events on campus for everyone to attend. The festival will include talks from renowned dance artists such as Rosemary Lee, a choreographer, performer and director.

Posted: 6 May 2015

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Outdoor performance from the 2014 Footprint Festival.

Led by Roehampton’s final year BA Dance students, the festival is a platform for their end-of-year performances. Current and former Roehampton students will be taking the stage and also running workshops for anyone with an interest in dance, to explore a variety of dance styles including contemporary, eastern classical dance and improvisation. It is a chance for anyone to try their feet at dancing.

Sophie Leanne Stokes, who has a lead role in organising the festival said: “This will be an eye-opening event for anyone to wants to watch or take part in exploring dance as a form of entertainment, fitness or simply having fun. We are proud to have distinguished artists performing in the festival, and to also showcase our very own Third Row Dance Company who will be performing and leading a workshop in the week."

The festival takes place from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 May 2015, and includes:
• A BootCamp running each day to bring together people of all dance abilities.
• Workshops ranging from dance film and jazz to choreography and ballet.
• Film night.
• Costumes party.
• Performances every evening in the Michaelis Theatre, and an outdoor performance Bare Foot.

Wandsworth Council is also supporting the festival by providing an arts and culture grant to choreograph a performance with school children. The grant has enabled the Young Movers Outreach Project to come to life, as part of the Footprint festival. Alumnus Alicia Kidman has choreographed a piece with Heathemere Primary School children, which will be performed at the Wandsworth Fringe Festival on Saturday 9 May, and on campus on Saturday 16 May.

To see a full schedule of the festival activities and to book visit the Footprint Dance Festival website.

More pictures from the 2014 Footprint Dance Festival on campus:

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Footprints dance festival performing 2 

Footprints festival performance 1

Footprints festival performance 2

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