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‘Light Up’ dance performance raises £50 for local charity

Last month the level 2 Diploma Dance students successfully completed their production of 'Light Up', The Little Match Girl re-told.

The contemporary re-telling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale was a modern twist on the classic Little Match Girl story. Collaboration happened between the dancers, technical theatre students, who also appeared as ‘homeless people’ in the production and media students that filmed throughout.

A charity collection was made at the end of the performance for The Bristol Soup Run, a local charity that supports local homeless people. A staggering total of £50 was raised for this good cause.

Shelley Kenny, Course Team Leader Level 2 Dance, comments: ”This was such a challenging experience for the Level 2 Dance students who had to not only conceive, create and perform in their dance production but also included collaborative practice with other students from Level 3 Technical Theatre and Level 2/3 Media courses, in addition to incorporating and organising the charity fundraising element.”

Student Kyah Eljadi currently studying level 2 Dance added: “We had a fantastic time preparing and performing in our exciting show. We used a real snow machine on-stage to create a life-like snow effect in our dance performance. We told the story of The Little Match Girl but set it in modern times and made connections to the homeless people of today. We did some research into local homeless charities and decided that the Bristol Soup Run was a very worthy cause. We decided to sell extra Christmas 'goodies' at the bar such as sweets, cakes, crackers and mulled wine and also make a collection at the end of our performance and I am proud that we raised £50 for a good cause at Christmas time.”