News: Random Dance performance for parliament

Monday 28 June 2004

To mark the publication of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report into Dance, Arts Council England and Frank Doran MP are presenting a performance by Random Dance in the Palace of Westminster. (The atrium, Portcullis House on Thursday 1 July at 11am, and again at 11.45am.)

Random Dance, resident company of Sadler’s Wells, will perform *Series*, a specially commissioned piece of contemporary dance. Artistic director, Wayne McGregor has choreographed the piece to animate the extraordinary light and space of Portcullis House. The event will provide a unqiue opportunity for MPs, Peers and staff of the Palace of Westminster to enjoy a new performance by one of the UK’s foremost dance companies.

Sir Christopher Frayling, Chair of Arts Council England, said: “I am delighted that this event is taking place. It will be the first commissioned dance performance to be staged in Portcullis House and will showcase to a very influential audience the amazing talent and innovation that exists in today’s dance sector.”

Wayne McGregor, Artistic director of Random Dance, said: “Random is delighted to have been commissioned to perform at Portcullis House, especially as it coincides with the publication of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report into Dance, which attempts to bring the value of dance to the attention of Members of Parliament.”

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee will publish its Sixth Report, Arts Development: Dance with a press conference in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House at 10.30am on Thursday 1 July 2004.

londondance.com will carry full details of the report later that day…

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