Dynamic evening of degree level dance

Dancers on the BA dance degree course at Dundee College prepare for Precipieces which will be performed at The Space, Dundee this Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.30 pm.
Dancers on the BA dance degree course at Dundee College prepare for Precipieces which will be performed at The Space, Dundee this Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.30 pm.

STUDENTS from as far apart as Gdansk in Poland to East Kilbride in the west of Scotland are working together to produce a dynamic evening of dance at The Space at Dundee College.

A total of 19 students on the BA dance degree course are each choreographing a piece to be performed by their classmates – so everyone is both creating and dancing in Precipieces which runs on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7.

Polish student Dagmara Jerzak is using the film music of fellow countryman, and Oscar winner, Jan A P Kaczmarek, for her piece, while Sheffield-born student Lucy Haighton has incorporated the music of Phoenix, a French indie rock band for her fiery duet, a mix of slow movement and pacey steps, which explores the theme of internal fear.

Meanwhile, Kerry Docherty, of East Kilbride, is using her experiences of living in Dubai to write a piece which explores the role of women in Arabic countries which will be danced by three people.

Southampton girl Melanie Forbes-Broomes has also written a dance for three people.

While her classmates all seemed to be looking east for inspiration, Mel, who produced and directed a highly successful dance show at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, looked west by incorporating the music of Detroit house and techno producer Omar-S into Precipieces.

This is a free event, tickets will be available from 6.45pm on the night on a first-come-first-served basis; The bar at the Space is open from 7pm with curtain-up at 7.30pm.