AN all-female cast of dancers and musicians is set to perform an exhilarating dance fusion celebrating friendship across borders.

The performance will take place at Shap Memorial Hall on Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm and at Appleby Public Hall on Thursday, May 12 at 7.30pm. At both the venues, the performance will be followed by a short ceilidh.

Told through feisty, percussive flamenco, contemporary and Scottish Step dance and featuring exhilarating live guitar and fiddle, 6 Feet, 3 Shoes brings to life a story that resonates across generations and cultures.

The performance by Slanjayvah Danza, is part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme and uses dance, storytelling and foot-stomping rhythms to tell a poignant tale about the ties that bind us.

Slanjayvah Danza Artistic Director and choreographer, Jenni Wren return to the roots of the company with a performance that beautifully blends Spanish and Scottish cultures to reflect the nationality of the three founding members.

6 Feet, 3 Shoes speaks of the early day collaborations between Jenni from Scotland and her co-founders from Cordoba, celebrating the friendship between the trio. It reflects the fusion of their cultures with an uplifting blend of traditional and contemporary dance.

Kate Lynch, Director at Highlights says: “This is a rare opportunity to see a professional contemporary dance performance in an intimate rural venue and promises to be a joyful dance show for all the family.”

After a sold-out run for its premiere at Dance Base at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, 6 Feet 3 Shoes has won high praise and, last year, was shortlisted for the prestigious Total Theatre Award for Dance. The production is supported by the Rural Touring Dance Initiative.

Visit book online or call 01931 716273 (Shap) or tel. 017683 52902 (Appleby) for further information.