Collections 2019: CAPA College showcase the next generation of dance artists
On the 27th & 28th of November CAPA College students stunned sell-out audiences with ‘Collections’, performed at CAPA College’s Unity Hall campus. The performance incorporated a full evening of dance work, with choreography that wowed and showcased the impressive talent of the students who will become the next generation of dance artists!
The evening was jam-packed with incredible choreography, showcasing a wide variety of dance styles; highlighting the versatility that CAPA College students possess. From graceful precision to the wry and mischievous, Collections was a celebration of the outstanding, virtuosic skills of both the students and the creative talents of the CAPA College faculty.
The programme commenced with ‘Speak Easy’, a 1940s inspired dance that combined jive, jazz and lindy-hop with commercial and street styles. This high energy performance filled Unity Hall with an exhilarating atmosphere that left audiences with huge smiles!
The evening also premiered new talents. Firstly, CAPA College’s ensemble tap performance, named ‘Tapa’, allowed a dynamic blend of tap and urban dance to be performed by an all-female company – this flawless performance was one to be remembered.
CAPA College’s new outreach and education programme, CHARGE, was also showcased. CHARGE aims to connect with the wider community, introducing them to the CAPA College experience through expanding opportunities for students to access high quality Arts training. Collections premiered CHARGE’s latest dance company – Momentum Youth Boys.
CAPA College were honoured to have exciting new artist Anthony Matsena choreograph a sensationally impactful and expressive dance named ‘Mupenya’ for Momentum Youth Boys. Anthony, who was fresh from creating a new touring work for the National Dance Company of Wales created a playful performance through highlighting the bond and trust between the boys using powerful dance and movements. A massive well done to the 16 young men involved in this spectacular performance!
Collections was performed to sell-out audiences who gave a wonderful reaction to the diverse choreography. Edward Lynch, founder member of Phoenix Dance Theatre stated, “I haven’t seen dance like that in years…the passion, the technique…I’m totally inspired.”
Since its formation in 2006, CAPA College has developed a regional and national reputation as a centre of excellence in the Arts, giving students aged 16-19 access to a team of top professional teachers, alongside industry standard facilities. CAPA College delivers the highest quality Arts training in the North. Collections showcased the hard work of the current CAPA College students and proved that the future is bright for this cohort of performers!
A huge well done to everyone involved in creating this sophisticated and impressive showcase! We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the extremely talented next generation of dancers that can be found at CAPA College.
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