NEWS: PUPILS INVITED BEHIND THE SCENES FOR DANCE MASTERCLASS AT EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE

Glasgow school pupils are being offered the unique chance for a free dance masterclass with one of the finest dance troupes in the country.

Rob Heaslip Dance Company is bringing Freagra: A Blurred Expanse contemporary dance show to Eastwood Park Theatre next month, its only Glasgow date, as part of its 45th anniversary programme.

Secondary schools, pupils and parents can apply online for their school to attend technical and dress rehearsals to understand the development, dance technique and technical requirements for a show.

Rob Heaslip is the Director and Choreographer for the Glasgow Youth Dance Company and also choreographed the opening credits for internationally acclaimed TV series Outlander.

Rob said: “We want to offer school pupils the chance to get a taste of how a contemporary dance show comes together.

“Freagra is a colourful performance of dance, suitable for all ages, with universal themes of community, conflict and harmony.

“It is performed by five exceptional dancers and accompanied by an original music score and breath-taking lighting and costume design.

“This will be an excellent experience for pupils to understand the dance technique and technical requirements involved.”

Schools can be nominated via East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s Facebook page: facebook.com/ERCultureandLeisure.

Eastwood Park Theatre will invite the school that receives the highest number of nominations to attend rehearsals, before the live performance of Freagra: A Blurred Expanse at Eastwood Park Theatre on Wednesday 28 February at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the live show cost £10 per person or £8 for concessions.

There is also availability for a three-hour workshop, open to all aged 14+, with cast members on 26 February, priced at £15 per person. For further information and to book tickets for the show or workshop visit: www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

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