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Calling all dancers and musicians across MK

Date Posted:23/06/2015

Dancers Milton KeynesAre you a dancer or musician in Milton Keynes who would like to be part of something special this October?

If the answer is yes, The Parks Trust would like to hear from you. Applications are now open to all music and dance groups and individuals of various styles and genres in Milton Keynes. Sign up today to have the chance of being involved in the ‘ROOTS’ showcase this October.

‘ROOTS’ is the name of a show that aims to encourage artists to explore their cultural roots through music and dance. The show will have two, 40-minute halves, and will take place on Sunday October 11 2015, Campbell Park, Milton Keynes as part of Milton Keynes’ Rugby World Cup 2015 official Fanzone.

Artistic Director Helen Parlor, who is programming the show said; “I am keen to attract groups who have different styles and energies so we can demonstrate a range of international styles and influences and really showcase what Milton Keynes has to offer.

“Whether you are part of a Breakdancing Crew or a Kathak dance group – all styles are welcome to apply and help us to celebrate Rugby World Cup 2015 in Milton Keynes.

“We will also be looking for musicians or music groups to perform alongside the dance, so whether you are a Bhangra group or play the saxophone, we would like to hear from you.”

Briony Fox, Head of Community Engagement, at The Parks Trust, said: “This is a fantastic chance for all musicians and dancers to be part of a real community event where you can all come together and put on a fabulous show. With Rugby World Cup 2015 hosting three matches in Milton Keynes this October and Campbell Park being a central part of Milton Keynes’ celebrations, you can sign up today to be part of something special.”

How to Apply
Stage One: Send an expression of interest about your group or practice to stating what it is you would like to present and in your style.
Stage Two: If successful through stage one, Helen Parlor will then arrange to visit your group or practice to observe the work and discuss the potential involvement and provide any additional artistic direction.
Please note: All applicants must be available on Saturday October 10 for a dress/technical rehearsal and for the performance on the October 11 from 9am to 3pm.