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Dance Project with 100 children and Young People

July 7, 2015

South Cumbria Dance Partnership comprising of DARE Dance, Brewery Arts Centre and National Trust at Fell Foot will bring together 100 Children and Young People aged 6-18yrs from across South Cumbria, in an ambitious, original, site-specific dance performance ‘ Now and Then ‘ on the site of the Historic House at Fell Foot on Saturday 11th July at Fell Foot at 1pm & 2pm.   Led by Artistic Director Amanda J. Mortlock; Ellen Turner, Zanna Dennis and Emma Hayes (Brewery Youth Arts) have been leading weekly inspirational dance classes at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal  and DARE Dance Studio, Barrow with additional days working as a whole cast on site at Fell Foot.

Together we have devised a performance which brings to life the memories of Fell Foot; what has changed and hasn’t changed for generations of animals and people who have made Fell Foot their home.  We will see the elegance, beauty and wildness of Fell Foot through the swans and the fierce chase of the hunting hounds.  Inspired by the game of Chess on site we hint at the memory and strategy of war and the changing roles of men and women throughout the centuries of life at Fell Foot.  We will enjoy light-hearted life on the lake and finish with a wave of memories rising and falling until time allows them stillness.

Our Youth Dance Ambassador Group have documented the process of this amazing project with interviews, images, videos and blogs available on our social media sites. For updates follow us on: Twitter:@DAREDANCE1 FB:

This project is made possible through generous support of Arts Council England, Sir Francis C Scott Charitable Trust and Cumbria Community Foundation

Press Contact Amanda Mortlock, Artistic Director, DARE DANCE  T: 01229 833228 E: