13th May 2009, 12:19pm
It’s LIFT OFF! at the LPAC
It’s LIFT OFF! at the LPAC Original dance routines from genres spanning ballet to break dance are set to raise the temperature at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre this weekend.

Students from the University of Lincoln’s School of Performing Arts will showcase their talents for choreography and performance in a concert on Saturday 16 May.

The show, called LIFT OFF! is the latest in a series of benefit concerts to raise money for The Lincoln Company – the theatre company of Lincoln’s performing arts students - to perform at this summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Lincoln Company will take seven pieces to Edinburgh, including a mix of original work and revivals of classics. These productions will then be staged at the University during Freshers’ Week.

LIFT OFF! will feature five different dance pieces, including BREATHE – a love story based loosely on the Stephanie Meyer books, particularly Twilight - which explores what happens when two people are attracted to each other but know they should not be together.

TRY2EX12-3. . ? investigates how the original movement which forms the basis of a choreographic work changes as the work develops, while HIP HOP!  features three hip hop routines choreographed by student Amy Clark, who has run regular extracurricular classes in this dance genre.

There will also be performances of street dance, freestyle and contemporary ballet.

Andy Jordan, Senior Lecturer in the Lincoln School of Performing Arts, said: “All the dance pieces have been choreographed and staged by the students themselves. The range of influences and styles is truly wonderful, from the classical canon to hip hop and break dance. The energy and excitement from the students about this event is infectious. I am certain that the evening will be hugely entertaining and enjoyable.”

The concert takes place at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on the University’s Brayford campus on Saturday 16 May. Doors are at 7.30pm and the performance starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £7.50 (£5 concessions). They are available from www.lpac.co.uk or by phone 0844 888 4414, or in person at The Engine Shed Box Office, which is open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm. Tickets will also be sold on the door.

Final year students from the Lincoln School of Performing Arts will also be delivering a series of original concerts during their degree shows. These run from Tuesday 12 May until Wednesday 20 May. Admission to these performances is free. For details contact Andy Jordan on ajordan@lincoln.ac.uk.
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