THE ILKLEY ART TRAIL

This October our senior choreography students have had the opportuity to collaborate with local artist Lucia Smith.  The collection of art was called ‘Dancing in the Dales’ and was turned into five wonderful dances, choreographed and performed by the students.  Each group/duo chose one of the paintings, studied it carefully over several weeks, listened attentivley to its story, absorbed its shapes, movements and rhythmns and transformed it into a dance!  The end results gave Lucia goose bumps, she said ‘the girls had brought her paintings to life’.  It has been an incredible journey for all involved, such a wonderful synergy and one we would love to repeat again.  Needless to say we are very proud of our girls and it has been wonderful to see how much their choreography has developed and their confidence grown during this collaboration.