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Roehampton students launch fourth annual dance festival

Students from the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton have today [25 April] launched the fourth annual dance festival, Footprint.

Posted: 25 April 2014

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Footprint dance festival will take place between May 12th and 17th 2014.
Footprint is a six day dance festival showcasing the University of Roehampton’s community of dance thinkers and artists. The festival provides opportunities for people to experience Roehampton Dance through classes, workshops, performances, academic conferences and networking events.

A student committee plans and delivers the festival, now in its 4th year. Footprint is a key university calendar event and an imperative learning opportunity for students.

The committee is responsible for managing all aspects of the festival from liaising with external performers, managing budgets, promoting the event and ticket sales. Third year students take on roles such as Co-Artistic Director, Press Officer and Treasurer.

Footprint Co-Artistic Director, Jennifer Whittaker said: “It is a festival for everyone and anyone to discover, inspire and celebrate all that dance can be. We aim to present a dance festival in Roehampton which engages the University, the dance profession and the wider community. With a programme of international guest artists, student work and local community and youth groups, there is something for everyone to get involved with.”

Head of the Department of Dance, Ann David said: “I am very excited about this year’s Footprint dance festival. It promises to be an inspiring, lively event, packed with free workshops, evening performances, debates and general fun. I do hope that you will come along and enjoy what will be the results of such hard work by our students.”

The festival is launched today [25 April] and students from the Department of Dance will be based in the ground floor of the library, the Union Bar and outside Davies building in Froebel College. You can book onto activities at any of these locations; alternatively you can book tickets via the University’s online store. All events are free for students to attend, however tickets must be booked in advance.

Footprint dance festival will take place between May 12th and 17th 2014. For a full programme of events, please click here.

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