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Powys Dance off on UK Tour

Created on 13/09/2017 @ 19:12
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School children and festival goers alike enjoyed a thrilling combination of high flying aerial dance and mind-blowing physics within the beautiful environs of a rescued church in Leith, Edinburgh last month.

Powys Dance joined fellow Welsh company Volcano at their very special venue, Leith Volcano, for the final five days of the world’s largest arts festival.

Their production of Flying Atoms marked the company’s very first visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and audiences made up of schoolchildren from primary schools in Leith took their seats alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe fans of all ages to learn and be entertained by the enthralling production.

With high-flying aerial stunts, magical soundtrack and stunning design, this playful, interactive show is a perfect introduction to dance and theatre for families with children aged 6 – 11.

After touring schools in Mid Wales in 2016, the show has now been adapted to tour venues across the UK. Next up is a sellout visit to Swansea’s Taliesin Arts Centre as part of Swansea Science Festival. Flying Atoms will then visit Festivals in London & the South East. A Welsh tour is also planned for the new year.

Powys Dance Director Amanda Griffkin says: “We’re so proud to have taken a production created from start to finish in Powys by artists living here to this world-renowned festival. We’ve had great feedback from Fringe audiences and are really looking forward to seeing what Science Festival audiences make of the Professors. This production marks a real step change for the company and we are enjoying showing audiences and colleagues just what we can do!”

Councillor Rachel Powell is Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Arts and she praised the work of the charity: “What an exciting opportunity for Powys Dance company and I commend them all for their hard work and efforts in producing such valuable and worthy performances through their organisation.

“This is such a worthwhile facility within Powys and to have representation at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a truly unique accomplishment. Thank you to everyone at Powys Dance for representing the county at such an infamous event and I wish you all the success for future performances”

Tickets for the tour are available. Audiences can follow the show on social media, using #flyingatoms and @dawnspowysdance on twitter and Instagram and @flyingatoms on Facebook.

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