Arts Council funds new dance event for Lyme Regis

LandanceARTS Council England has announced funding for an exciting dance and poetry event, with two special performances to take place on Lyme Regis seafront this September.

The organisers are offering free tickets to all across the community.

Called ‘Landance in Lyme’, the dancers will start below the Marine Theatre, moving along the seafront for this open-air performance.

City of Bristol Poet Vanessa Kisuule, who has featured on Radio 1, ‘Woman’s Hour’, and ‘Blue Peter’, will perform specially-written pieces for the first time as part of the event.

Taking place across two nights, the event explores the effects of climate change on coastal communities such as West Dorset and celebrates this exceptional stretch of Jurassic Coast, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Landance is an established Community Interest Company, which animates outdoor spaces with engaging and atmospheric live dance performances.

Professional artists in dance, music and design develop the pieces on site.

Landance artistic director Ella Huhne said: “We’re so pleased to make this announcement today and to be working closely with the friendly community of Lyme Regis.

“It’s immensely satisfying to see young local dancers evolve their skills with established performers to create such special events.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone this September.”

The project has been developed with celebrated choreographer Alessandro Marzotto Levy alongside established and emerging dance artists.

On the lead up to ‘Landance in Lyme’ there will be an online playful poetry workshop with Dorset Libraries and two Sound Recording and Effects Workshops with local music charity B Sharp.

Landance in Lyme will be held on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 on Lyme Regis seafront, below the Marine Theatre.

Free tickets and further details are available from the website

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