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Young Seychellois dancers to attend workshop in England | 08 August 2019

Young Seychellois dancers to attend workshop in England

(L to r) Mr Joseph, Ms Barra, Ms Rose and Ms Barbe during the press conference yesterday

Seychellois students from the National Conservatoireof Performing Arts will be attending a 10-day dance workshop in the United Kingdom and which will be held in the famous Pineapple Studios.

To give more details about the upcoming workshop a press conference was organised yesterday morning at the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts (NCPA), Mont Fleuri in the presence of NCPA director Pierre Joseph, director general for culture Julienne Barra, Daniella Rose, the head of the school of dance, and Ruth Barbe, a senior dance instructor.

The aim of the workshop is for students to gain more dance experience as well as to have the opportunity to meet with other dancers while the teachers will broaden their knowledge of new dance techniques and skills and get also accustomed to the latest dance trends.

The NCPA received the support of the culture department which sponsored the travel expenses of the teachers who will be accompanying the students while the Children’s Fund also sponsored two male students who will be attending the sessions by sponsoring their travel fares, lodging and also helped with half of the cost for the rest of the students.

“We chose the participants on the basis of their commitment, attendance, discipline and age. The workshop will enable students to experience a whole new type of culture,” said Ms Rose.

She added that during the nine-day workshop they will be able to interact with other dancers and learn various new dances such as street dance and contemporary.

“I hope that the students pick up as much as they can so that when they come back they will be able to display all they have learned in our end-of-year show,” Ms Rose added.

In total 33 people – 18 students, teachers and parents – will be heading for London.

The group will leave tomorrow and the workshop will begin on Sunday.

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