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|Title:||It’s CAST off for New Performance Venue|
|Author:||Doncaster College |
|ID & Publication:||20130911014 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
Staff and students from the University Centre Doncaster are getting involved with CAST, the new 22 million pound performance venue that is opening on the 6th September in Doncaster.
As well as students performing at the venue, Dianne Hancock, course leader in BA (Hons) Contempory Performance Practice, will be taking part in the Sony award-winning Rony Robinson radio show. The BBC Radio Sheffield stalwart will be broadcasting live from CAST on the Friday morning.
Dianne said, ‘I’m a regular on Rony Robinson’s show but this time they’ve invited me on for the special edition coming from CAST. Basically, Rony has a collection of ‘friends’ who join him on the show to discuss topical events and have a bit of banter.’
Dianne will also be leading four workshops on the The Feldenkrais Method, a somatic educational system designed by Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli physicist, to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement.
8 Students, who attend the Contempory Performance Practice course at the University Centre Doncaster, will be performing a series of short performances in the rehearsal room and studio theatre and throughout the building on the Saturday and Sunday of the opening weekend.
Will Drury, who has just graduated from the University Centre Doncaster,
is performing in the cast of ‘The Glee Club’, a play charting the lives and heartaches of a group of miners from Edlington and the first large production being staged at the venue.
Ella Hardy, who also graduated from University Centre Doncaster last year, has recently started working at CAST as front of house staff.
Dianne explained, ‘Kully Thiarai, the creative director of CAST, visited my students last autumn, not long after she had taken up her post, so she has been keen to involve local emerging artists and performers in the new venue.
We are all very excited to have this professional theatre resource in Doncaster and look forward to many more future collaborations’.
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