Monifieth dancer’s chance to shine in Dundee College show

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THIRTEEN may be unlucky for some but looks set to be a winner for Neworks The Space at Dundee College where 20 HND contemporary dance students are performing in 13 separate dance pieces.

Guest lecturer Angus Balbernie has returned to direct the production, which sees students both choreographing pieces and appearing in dances created by their classmates.

He said: “The students have created an exciting and eclectic mix of dance pieces, some choreographing solos, others duets, one using the whole company.

“They have also pulled out all the stops in terms of genre, generating pure dance, some dance theatre incorporating text and props, and some pieces which have the students perform live against a backdrop of previously filmed dance.”

Monifieth girl Lucy Wilson (21) has created a piece which falls into the last-named category with Vacant.

Featuring 21-year-old student Sheryl Murphy, this four-minute, solo dance is set against a filmed background.

“Vacant explores how subconscious movement manipulates the conscious mind,” explained Lucy.

“An example is when someone is in a vacant state of mind and subconsciously moves their hand from point ‘a’ to point ‘b’. This sparks awareness of the movement causing a conscious reaction.”

Neworks opened last night (Thursday) and continues tonight (Friday), curtain at 7.30 p.m., bar opens at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost £6 and £4 concession and are available from The Space box office, telephone 01382 834934.