Dance Theatre at New Deer

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New Deer hall was transformed recently for Scottish Dance Theatre’s production of Innocence based on William Blake’s poetry, recently.

Sue Robertson, volunteer promoter, told the B uchanie: “This was the first dance show to come to New Deer and I hope it won’t be the last.

“Without the sponsorship from Hawco and support from North East Arts Touring we would have been unable to bring this excellent show to New Deer and we are very grateful to them as are all the children who benefited from attending.

“There were 80 children from New Deer in the morning and 50 children from Stuartfield and Boddam in the afternoon who all enjoyed the wonderful experience of a live interactive dance performance from Scotland’s national contemporary dance company..

The talented young dancers encouraged the children to join in pretending to be tigers, butterflies, and lambs and even being caught in a rainstorm.

The music encouraged participation and singing with actions were all part of the experience.

Finally a large tree was assembled on the floor and paper leaves were scattered around for everyone to play in, including the adults.

The children had a great time and built up a lovely rapport with the dancers. ”

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company and is based in Dundee.

The company has eleven dancers and tours throughout the UK and internationally.