Portsmouth dancers get a taste of cultures at international camp

ON STAGE Portsmouth dancers Limitless Productions 51 in action. Picture: Mike Cooter, Make Light Work Ltd

ON STAGE Portsmouth dancers Limitless Productions 51 in action. Picture: Mike Cooter, Make Light Work Ltd

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THEY’RE used to performing in front of small crowds.

Now a group of young dancers from Portsmouth are showing off their moves to a wider audience at an international arts camp in Germany.

Limitless Productions 51 are performing with six other amateur groups from Calais, in France, Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, Perm, in Russia, and Gaziantep, in Turkey, at Crossroutes 51.

The 17-day event between July 5 and 22 is being held in Duisberg, in Germany, and all the cities taking part are twinned with Duisberg.

During the arts extravaganza the Portsmouth group, which is made up of people aged 16 to 19, will wow crowds with contemporary dance piece ‘Pursuit of Perfection’, which tells the story of how people’s paths cross in life.

And at the end of the camp all the groups will join together and put on a huge show featuring music, dance and drama.

Jamie Roberts, co-ordinator of Limitless Productions 51, said: ‘We’ve been really excited about taking young people from Portsmouth to Duisberg, giving them the opportunity to experience European arts, but also sharing the talent of Portsmouth internationally as well.’

Limitless Productions 51 performed during What Next for Culture in Portsmouth? at the New Theatre Royal, in Guildhall Walk, Southsea, on June 29.

Five days previous it entertained an audience at the Impact Dance Festival at the theatre.

‘The team has worked extremely hard in putting together Pursuit of Perfection,’ Mr Roberts said.

‘It’s been in the making since January.

‘The camp is going to give the youngsters a taste of different cultures and types of theatre.’

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