Top London dance agency, Mass Movement give their comments in anticipation of the Bracknell dance festival.
(1888PressRelease) March 06, 2012 - The 12th annual Lift Off Dance festival promises to offer a vibrant eclectic mix of dance performances and workshops with something for everyone. Running until March 25th at Bracknell's South Hill Park, the Festival features some of the freshest talent from after school dance clubs, GSCE to degree level dance students, community adult groups and professional youth dance companies. This year's highlights include Hip Hop, Bollywood and streetdance styles.
Lift Off began life as a Schools Youth & Community Galas, evolving into a fully-fledged festival featuring a wide variety of styles and contributions from professional dance companies. This year the Festival has expanded to include entrants from all the South East regions, with some 200 more dancers on the programme. It is open to dancers of all ages and abilities, ranging from streetdance workshops, beginner's contemporary classes to guidance for aspiring dance tutors. Festival organisers advertised for participants in September and received a fantastic response, blending entrants into an exciting programme from contemporary and street dance styles to more traditional dances such as ballet and flamenco. Highlights include the Sunday tea dance (18th March) and the weekend Tchaikovsky Gala Evening with the Vienna Festival Ballet (March 24th to 25th). Urban dance is also a major Festival theme this year. Professional dance companies this year include Kathakbox/Sonia Sabri, Aakash Odedra, and the Jasmin Vardimon Company. Aakash Odera's film 'Homeland' was aired on Channel 4 on Christmas Day and the 'Rising' show at Lift Off features an emerging new style of dance called Urban Kathak. It offers an eclectic mix of Indian Kathak dance style interwoven with the rhythms of hip hop, including a spoken word artist, beatboxer and turn-tablist. There is also the Just JHOOM! Workshop aimed at those who don't usually take part in dance, offering a Bollywood style workout class in the footsteps of Zhumba. The South Park is now also offering regular classes in the same style.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to get involved in dance and it's great to see that the programme this year showcases hip hop culture and streetdance. These are hugely popular styles and such an important part of UK culture. The dancers that will be performing will share many of the skills that our own roster of talent does and we look forward to seeing what they can do" said Mass Movement, a dance talent and live events agency.
Mass Movement bring together some of the UK's most exciting choreographers and dancers across Modern Commercial, Contemporary, Jazz, Street and Hip Hop. Their work has regularly featured in fashion events, music videos and live tours, TV shows and commercials and advertising and promotional campaigns and includes collaboration with record labels and music management. Their Extreme Talent line-up features the world's elite breakdancers, poppers, lockers, world champion Latin dancers, stunt dancers, acrobats, gymnasts, aerialists, silk artists, BMX champions, skate boarders, ball jugglers as well as performers from the world of ballet.
To find out more about Mass Movement's choreography, performance and event services, call their studios on + 44 (0) 207 289 9199. Their website features their showreel, dancers and choreographers at http://www.massmovement.uk.com/