FLAWLESS AND SHOBANA JEYASINGH CONFIRMED AS NEW PATRONS FOR DANCE PROMS 2016
Flawless, the global award-winning dance act that shot to fame in Britain’s Got Talent, and critically acclaimed choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh have joined the illustrious list of Patrons supporting Dance Proms, the biggest national youth dance event of its kind, at the Royal Albert Hall on 30th October.
Flawless revolutionised street dance into the international spotlight, encouraging many young dancers to take their dancing to the next level. Shobanahas created over 60 theatre, site, and screen-based works and has had her original pieces performed all over the world, and will join long-standing Dance Proms patrons such as Darcey Bussell CBE and Arlene Philips CBE in supporting the event.
Both Flawless and Shobana Jeyasingh are major international influences in dance today and are inspirational role-models for the specially selected young dancers who will be performing at Dance Proms. Dance Proms is a unique collaboration between The Royal Albert Hall and three of the country’s leading dance bodies: the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA) and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
Flawless said: ‘Dance Proms is an amazing event and we can’t wait to see what some of the best young dancers from around the world have got to offer when they perform on the night! We live by the motto “Chase the Dream not the Competition” and we want to encourage any young dancers out there to do just that – apply for Dance Proms and really go after your dream! Dance Proms provides an opportunity to dance on one of the most iconic stages in the world, to show off your moves and to see what other young dancers are working on.’
Famed for their precision and sophistication, the dance troupe have headlined for the Royal Family when performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, appeared in smash hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 & 2 and collaborated with English National Ballet on tour.
Shobana Jeyasingh is acclaimed for her innovation in choreography and her works have been performed in numerous prominent venues around the world, including Sadler’s Wells. Her specially choreographed piece for London’s Somerset House, Counterpoint (2010), was designed specifically for the courtyard featuring 22 dancers and 55 fountains. Since founding Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in 1988, Shobana has worked with numerous dancers, both contemporary and classically trained, to create powerful and captivating performances.
Dance Proms offers a platform for aspiring young dancers to perform on an international level at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall along with star guest performers. This annual celebration of talent, choreography, passion and determination is made up of over 500 young dancers selected by a panel of experts, including artistic directors and senior examiners from the world of dance, from short videos of original work submitted by dance teachers.
Dance Proms Patrons 2016:
Darcey Bussell CBE
Arlene Phillips CBE