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This graduation celebrated the hard work, commitment and energy that the brave and special company of dancers had created over ten weeks. It featured three inspiring performances and for the first time a typical day at the Wessex Dance Academy.

The first piece A Fleeting Moment, was choreographed by Emma Waller especially for our young people to develop their dance skills

The second piece, Juego, featured the now famous Wessex Boys, who we are very proud of.

We then shared with you, for the first time ever, moments of the “schools project”. This project happens in weeks 5 and 6, when the young people learn how to teach a dance workshop before going into a local primary school to deliver an hour long lesson

The evening concluded with Rewritten Pages, first performed on 12th February at The Lights after the young people had been together for only 3 weeks. Rewritten Pages is a reworking of the award winning Unwritten Pages.

This cohort also performed alongside the dance students from Winchester University at the Great Hall. The Rite of Spring was an additional part of the young people’s journey with Wessex Dance Academy and a fitting conclusion to this exciting cohort.

A FLEETING MOMENT

Dancers

Jade Dorkin
Myles Harland
Emily Hazeltine
Megan Meir
Melissa Walker
Amber Woodcock
Betsy Woodcock

Choreography

Emma Waller

Music

Chris Clark
Empty the Bones of You / Early Moss
Portico Quartet
Trace
Lauwarm Instrumentals
Passage de Recherche

JUEGO

Wessex Boys

Jimmy Adams
Brandon Clarke
Nathan Davis

Choreography

Hannah de Cancho with the Wessex Boys

Original Music

Loki Deru (edited by Debian Blak)

REWRITTEN PAGES

Dancers

Jade Dorkin
Nichola D’Ovidio
Myles Harland
Emily Hazeltine
Megan Meir
Jasmin Sharp
Melissa Walker
Amber Woodcock
Betsy Woodcock

Choreography

Robert Guy
Siobhan Maguire-Swartz

Music

The Proposition #3 / Queenie’s Suite
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
La Grande Cascade / Zingaro / Avant La Pluie
René Aubry

Costume

Danute Dainiene
Ugne Dainiute

Film

Dan Williams

Academy Dance Team

Hannah De Cancho
Ellen Steinmuller
Emma Waller

Academy Team

Clare Hobbs
Lorna Digweed
Claire Alldis
Keiran Mills
Sue Sammes
Jane Fisher

Acknowledgements

Wessex Dance Academy would like to thank the steering group, A2 Dominion Housing, Sarah Lawson, Harestock Primary School and the Linbury Trust for their kind support.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to our very dear friend Joan Ferrer and to all our fabulous volunteers for their continued kindness, support and time.

There are times when Fostering pays off and this is one of them.

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