The Leg-it Boys project got off to a flying start as the two groups from Weydon & Christ’s College Guildford joined forces to perform as part of The Dance Movement’s annual Winter Move show at Farnham Maltings.
Leg-it Boys Performance Project
The Dance Movement has been busy with a new project, Leg-it; a specialist year long boys only performance programme.
Two clubs were set-up in partnership with secondary schools, Weydon and Christ’s College as a result of funding from Active Surrey’s Satellite Initiative. The boys worked with dance artists from the Company Rachel Palmer and Jack Philp to create a number of dances for the annual community performance, Winter Move, which was based upon The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; the boys played the part of the white witche’s wolves and wowed audiences with their acrobatic choreography.
17 boys aged between 10 – 16 years took part in the first term of the project. Each group worked independently for 10 weeks and then came together for two rehearsals to intertwine their choreography.
Rachel Palmer, Director of The Dance Movement is really pleased with how the project has got going, “Setting up a boys only dance project is not without challenges. At the forefront is overcoming prejudice and unhelpful stereotypes about boys dancing. I am so proud of the lads who stood up to peer pressure and worked relentlessly to make this project the success it was. I absolutely love enabling boys to dance, the energy lads bring to the dance studio and their ability to take risks is so inspiring. I cannot wait to get working with them again in January.”
Leg-it starts up again in January, with the Christ’s College group coming to Weydon school for the first three works of the term to create a brand new performance, based on the idea of ‘escaping’.
To sign up for either Guildford or Farnham based Leg-it groups contact us
Originally posted December 14, 2015.