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Stars come to Dance

Swindon Advertiser: Cerebro, who are part of the new season at Swindon Dance Cerebro, who are part of the new season at Swindon Dance

REALITY TV stars and performance artists inspired by Africa are part of an exciting new season at Swindon Dance.

Cerebro, who were semi-finalists on Sky TV’s Got to Dance, will perform their electrifying routines at the school on Saturday night. The all-male crew will also take to the stage at the town centre Big Screen at 1.30pm before the show.

The street dance group, from North London, were childhood friends who worked hard to make their dreams of becoming famous and respected a reality. Family and friends had to take a back seat as they juggled their day jobs with trying to make it to the top.

Cerebro are among the highlights of a new season which got underway yesterday.

The dance school, based in the old town hall, also welcomes Swerve Dance Theatre Company.

The eight-strong company, led by choreographer Helen Ganberg, is drawn from across the south west and south east, and has raked in the plaudits after performances at events and festivals in Swindon. Swerve has formed a close relationship with Swindon Dance and is an associate company.

Marie McCluskey, artistic director for Swindon Dance, said: “The company are indeed a jewel to have in residence at Swindon Dance and we have been delighted to support their work.”

Swerve has combined with Bristol-based Neshima Dance Company for two shows in October.

Neshima, founded in 2009, is led by artistic director and choreographer Batel Magen.

The group uses humanistic themes and brings them to life through dance, text and original musical.

The two companies will come together for a night called Subtext.

A spokeswoman for Swindon Dance said: “Subtext will be an evening of contemporary dance, exploring the themes of language and communication by using unique and explosive dance fused with witty vibrant theatre performance.

“It will include two new pieces, one being Small Talk, which looks at the purpose of chit chat and throw-away words, and Beyond Words, which investigates how we manage to express or hide our real feelings. “ Tavaziva Dance, an acclaimed national touring company at the cutting edge of black British dance, will also appear in the forthcoming season. Tavaziva, set up in 2004 by Zimbabwean-born artistic director Bawren Tavaziva, fuses African and contemporary dance, creating a unique style.

l Cerebro perform on Saturday at 7.45pm. For further details, times and tickets, visit online at www.swindondance.org.uk or call 01793 601700.

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