Performing arts students from Brooksby Melton College (BMC) will be competing in the Mardi Gras Challenge at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on Saturday, October 29.
Fly Dance Company is over the moon to be involved in the 20th anniversary event, which is a respected dance competition open to dance schools from all over the country.
Held every other year, it attracts the very best of UK dance troupes, with BMC’s Fly Dance Company being one of 20 talented groups to experience the competitive side of performing arts.
Fly Dance will be using Florence and the Machine’s dramatic and rip-roaring song ‘Cosmic Love’ to follow the story of two lovers from their initial chance meeting; the stars have aligned and they have been brought together. The performance will portray how the lovers are so consumed and overwhelmed by emotion that they are blinded by the intensity of it all.
BMC dance lecturer Jade Yeow said: “We are very excited that Fly Dance Company will be competing in the Mardi Gras Challenge. The theatre is beautiful and this will be a fantastic opportunity for our students to perform on a world-class stage.
“The BMC dance students have been working very hard and we can’t wait for people to see our routine. Expect great musicality, performance and technique!”
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, a world leader in contemporary dance, has been bringing the best of international and British dance to audiences for over 300 years, and currently attracts half a million visitors each year.
While studying at BMC, performing arts students benefit from being able to perform to the public at Melton Theatre, a 500-seat commercial venue housed under the same roof as the college’s Melton campus.
In addition, the recent £27.7 million transformation across both BMC campuses has allowed students to benefit from brand new rehearsal and performance areas, including Dance studios and industry-standard film and television studios.