Different generations showed dance styles beginning from the present with Hip Hop and Contemporary going back in time to Rock and Roll, the Twist or Sequence Dances were on show in a unique showcase at The Playhouse this month.
The grand finale of Dancing Down The Day, a cross community project which invited local young people to explore the dance history of Derry/ Londonderry was hailed as a great success.
The community project, which took place at The Playhouse, was brought to life in cooperation with Diversity Challenges. Supported from the European Union Peace III programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Pobal Consortium.
The house was full with people and a vibrant atmosphere, which inspired the audience and they could not wait to swing a leg themselves.
"It was very emotional to see young and old dancing together, I was almost about to cry", a female audience member said.
The night was the brainchild of local musician Roy Arbuckle and producer Elisabeth Zeindlinger.
"Roy Arbuckle led us through the night. Also the idea for this event was his and was developing from previous projects, where he tried to show how dance and music create shared space and can bring people of different backgrounds together" Elisabeth said.
"I am very proud to have had the opportunity to create an evening for everybody, full of sparkling eyes and lovely memories. I'd love to thank all the participants and people involved, who made this night so special."
Anyone interested can be part of the next Dancing Down the Days event on Saturday May 28 from 2-5pm at the Memorial Hall, 13 Society Street. Together with the Women's Writer Group, Dancing Down The Days will organize a special tea dance for everyone, with performances to watch, music to dance and stories to listen. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy. Admission is Free. For more information contact Elisabeth on (028)71268027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A project supported by PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the Community Relations Council/Pobal consortium