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Brewery Arts Centre's youth arts stage birthday celebration
MEMBERS of the Brewery’s Youth Arts Programme will be leading an all singing, all dancing journey through the history of the iconic Kendal venue, this month.
It Happened at the Brewery is a two-night show featuring music, dance, theatrical and visual arts performances running on June 29/30 (7pm) and highlighting some of the most inspiring moments over the last 40 years.
The Brewery Youth Theatre group will present extracts from a selection of plays that have been performed at the Kendal arts centre over the last four decades spanning a range of styles and genres from Shakespeare to contemporary text. The performance will also include monologues from Alan Bennett who opened the new Brewery theatre in 1993.
The Brewery Youth Music Drum Trax group will provide live accompaniment to the Boyz Moves dance homage to the Kendal Mountain Festival while the Brewery Youth Dance Cre8 team will be performing a new version of the dance Oribody as a tribute to their selection in 2008 by Dance England to perform at the Peacock Theatre in London.
Finally, Artseen visual arts group will create live art on stage inspired by work from one of Australia’s leading aboriginal artists Dr Pam Johnson, who held a major exhibition of her work at the Brewery as part of the Women’s International Art Festival in 2007. Live music from BYM Voice Trax will underscore the piece.
BYA director Tricia Gordon said they would be two fantastic evenings of bright and colourful celebratory pieces inspired by events that have made the Brewery what it is today.
She added: “It is also fitting that they have been created and performed by members of Brewery Youth Arts, our new generation of young theatre, dance, music and visual arts makers from around South Lakeland.”
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