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Work up some STEAM at Cornerstone

Posted on 22 Jul 2016

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Join us outside Cornerstone, Didcot between Friday 5 and Tuesday 9 August as renowned performance-parkour company The Urban Playground Team showcase their skills and offer exciting FREE workshops for young people.

STEAM (Saturday 6 August, 12pm and 2:30pm) is a dance performance with a difference; marvel as the team animate a skeletal scaffold steam locomotive through scenes inspired by the slapstick comedy of Buster Keaton, the rooftop chases of James Bond, the train-jacking of the Wild West, the Heartbreak of the first World War, and the dark future of inner city commuting.

These guys combine contemporary and urban dance with parkour and physical theatre and are a delight for audiences of all ages.

And they’ll even teach you how to do it yourself!

Calling all young dancers or budding dancers

Following each performance on August 6, there’s a FREE open workshop for anyone over aged 10+.

For those aged between 12 and 18 interested in dancing and wanting to learn more about performance-parkour, there’s a series of more intense two-hour workshops on 5, 6, 7 and 9 August. With a chance to perform at the end. Again participation is FREE.

Participants will get hands on training from The Urban Playground Team, and will help devise a scene in Steam Local Line which they will then perform at Didcot Railway Centre on Wednesday 10 August.

These workshops are ideal for anyone aged 12-18 who is mad about dancing and performing. They are totally FREE and not to be missed.

Book your FREE tickets from this link.