In June, first and second year Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) Dance students, took part in The Great Exhibition Road Festival Star Cells dance performance in London, alongside fellow dance students from Rambert School.
Star Cells is a flashmob performance project, inspired by the neurophysiology research taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University and Imperial College, London.
Alongside the flashmob performance, RuTC students performed a commercial group dance to a remix of Destiny Child’s ‘Jumpin Jumpin.’
The performances were created by choreographer, Jeffrey Felicismo who had been engaged in a series of 4-hour intensive workshops with the RuTC students prior to the performance.
The choreography used within the performances was carefully composed to inform and illustrate how the body moves and reacts, the performances convey the impact of neuromuscular diseases in an artistic visual medium, which helps to raise awareness for these conditions.
Claire Guntrip, RuTC Ballet teacher was astounded by both Festival performances, saying,
“The students had a fantastic time exploring the stimulus and working with the inspirational Jeffrey and his expert guidance during the workshops.
“This experience culminated in a well-received performance on Exhibition Road, with the students’ skill and professionalism at the forefront of this choreographic work.”
Check out the gallery below for some brilliant photos from the event.
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