Dance drama treat in Ar­dr­ishaig

Argyllshire Advertiser - - REMEMBRANCE SPECIAL -

DANCE fans in Mid Ar­gyll were treated to work­shops and a per­for­mance in Ar­dr­ishaig Pub­lic Hall from Joan Clevillé Dance last week.

The ar­rival of the award-win­ning dance com­pany kicked off with a work­shop in­volv­ing pri­mary twos from Ar­dr­ishaig Pri­mary School, who re­sponded cre­atively to the dancers lead much to the de­light of their teach­ers.

The evening pro­vided fur­ther en­ter­tain­ment with dancers per­form­ing ‘North’. The show is based on a young man with no mem­ory who finds him­self lost, and is only told that he is north.

The dance in­cluded mimes and highly ef­fec­tive stage ef­fects, de­light­ing the au­di­ence who were in at­ten­dance.

The ses­sion fol­lowed a de­bate over a cuppa as to where in the UK ‘north’ ac­tu­ally was, with one au­di­ence mem­ber com­ment­ing that at one point Ar­gyll was north enough with the snow and ice.

The next day the dancers re­turned to the hall for more com­mu­nity work­shops which in­cluded a wide range of ages.

Or­gan­iser Anne Beckitt said: ‘It was so good to see that in Mid Ar­gyll all ages can work to­gether shar­ing with­out hints of ageism or ge­o­graph­i­cal dis­crim­i­na­tion.

‘How for­tu­nate we are that Joan Clevillé is will­ing to bring his pro­fes­sional com­pany to such a small venue.’

Fol­low­ing the show in Ar­dr­ishaig, Joan Clevillé Dance will now head to Lon­don for a per­for­mance at the pres­ti­gious ‘Place’.

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