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Students mark World Aids Day

posted 7 Jan 2014, 01:43 by Web Admin   [ updated 7 Jan 2014, 01:43 ]
A very serious topic will be portrayed through music and dance by talented youngsters.

For the seventh year, performing arts students from New Rickstones Academy, in Conrad Road, Witham, have been asked to take part in a performance for the annual World Aids Day festival at the Mercury Theatre, in Colchester.

On Thursday, November 22, dancers Charlotte Lacey, Ceri Adams, Olivia Clark, Brad Hopwood, Lauren Purcell, Hope Bayford, Lauren Chattey, Ellie Cruickshank and Louise Hindley will perform to live music by Charlotte Verrall.

They were chosen after submitting video footage of their work to the theatre.

Paul George, community and education co-ordinator at the theatre, said: “I was so impressed with the video. It’s a lovely piece and will fit in really well into the show.”

Proud teacher Lisa Warnock, head of dance at New Rickstones, said: “It is always such a pleasure to have the opportunity to take part in this event and for students to have the experience of performing in a professional space to a live audience.

“This year will be our third year of putting live music and dance together to respond to the given theme of HIV and Aids awareness, supported by the Terence Higgins Trust.

“We hope the audience enjoys it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.”

Tickets are available from the Mercury Theatre box office.