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A "Royal" performance

The Level 3 Performing Arts Dance students at MidKent College will be performing at the National Royal Opera House Bridge conference on Thursday 29 June at the Historic Chatham Dockyard. It is a great privilege to have been asked to create and perform a piece which will be the penultimate event in the day.

The theme of the conference is ‘Rising Tides’ and looks at navigating the future of cultural learning. 'Rising Tide' is the fifth Annual Conference of Royal Opera House Bridge, the Arts Council supported Bridge organisation covering North Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The conference brings together professionals from cultural organisations, schools and colleges to discuss challenges and opportunities around cultural learning. This year the conference will focus on how advocates for cultural education can thrive in socially and economically turbulent times.

The contemporary dance piece is about breaking down the boundaries and changing people’s mindsets about the arts. It explores the idea that although we have barriers, if we are passionate and fight for what we believe in then we will stand united and be able to change people’s mindsets and protect the future for the arts. Part of the dance will be site specific and filmed by some of the Level 3 Creative Media students at various locations in Chatham Historic Dockyard. The resulting film will be projected as part of the final performance in late June.

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