Dance call for tal­ented Jen­nifer

Youth com­pany will spend 10 days in In­dia

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

A tal­ented Cam­bus­lang dancer is set to show­case her skills when she per­forms far from home, in In­dia later this sum­mer.

Jen­nifer Bruce, 18, is a mem­ber of the Na­tional Youth Dance Com­pany for Scot­land.

The com­pany will be travelling to Dublin, Birm­ing­ham and then fi­nally spend­ing 10 days in Kolkata as part of their sum­mer.

Jen­nifer’s proud mum Tracey is de­lighted at how well things are go­ing for the for­mer Cairns pri­mary and Cathkin High pupil.

She said:” It’ll be a busy sum­mer for her be­cause the Na­tional Youth firstly have Dublin and then Birm­ing­ham in July, then they fly out to In­dia in Au­gust.

“They’re the only youth com­pany that have been asked out there, and the only com­pany from the UK that are per­form­ing.

“I think they’ll per­form twice at the fes­ti­val, and they’ll take part in work­shops there too.”

The event Jen­nifer will be per­form­ing at is the Dance Bridges fes­ti­val, which is an event with an em­pha­sis on build­ing artis­tic and cul­tural ex­changes be­tween in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal dance artists.

Tracey added: “It’s ab­so­lutely a great op­por­tu­nity for her.

“Jen­nifer au­di­tioned for Y Dance last year and there were less than 20 places avail­able.

“It’s extremely hard to get in, there’s dancers who come from Dundee and Lon­don to per­form with them.

“She was very for­tu­nate that she had done var­i­ous things with Y Dance be­fore and she was re­ally hope­ful when she au­di­tioned that she would get in, but be­cause there are so many lim­ited places we knew it would be tough. We were so proud of her.”

“They spend a full week­end work­ing to­gether once a month.

“Ev­ery time she does some­thing you think she can’t top that, but then she does some­thing else she’s al­ready been to New York and per­formed in places like the Tramway in Glas­gow.”

Two years ago the Re­former told how Jen­nifer was travelling to per­form in Sin­ga­pore as part of an in­ter­na­tional ex­change pro­gramme or­gan­ised by Scot­tish Ballet.

Jen­nifer will be­gin study­ing for an HND in dance at Glas­gow Clyde Col­lege in the au­tumn.

Visit www.ydance.org for more in­for­ma­tion on Y Dance and their up­com­ing shows.

In­dia bound Jen­nifer Bruce will per­form in In­dia in Au­gust

On­stage Jen­nifer ap­pears in a pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tion

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