Louise Gibbons is a Dance Artist based in the North West. She has taught dance in a variety of educational and community settings since graduating from a dance degree in 2010. Louise got her first taste of Afro-Brazilian Dance in 2013 and has since taken 3 study trips to Brazil to gain more knowledge & experience.
With a background in contemporary dance, Louise is also a skilled performer in a range of diverse settings including a children's hospital and carnivals / parades across the UK & internationally. In early 2020, she created her first solo work which was an interactive dance-theatre show, touring care homes with invited primary school audiences.
Delightful Squalor is a way of life and a passionate music project joining the seasoned talents of songwriters and performers, Cera Impala and Lake Montgomery, two American gals playing roots, blues, gospel, jazz, folk, indie, honied harmony, pure love.
Guitar, 5 string Banjo and ukulele in hand, they craft songs that feel timeless, songs to help sooth your day dreams along a road of country blues, gospel, folk and old-time jazz.
Lois is a dancer and aerial performer based in Skipton, North Yorkshire. She is hugely passionate about performing and also has a growing client base of aerial and pole students at her studio in Yorkshire.
Lois’s experiences with dance and aerial have taken her all around the UK as well as to Europe and the USA.
What you can expect to see from Lois today… Musicality and fluidity to the music in a collaboration between dance and aerial.
Gripped as we are by current forces of nature, George Adams & LPM Dance Theatre present ORACLE, a show that embraces the celestial dance of unpredictability. Set to a backdrop of fresh club beats, the immersive kinetic experience brings to life the stories of the Tarot, reminding us of our inherent wisdom, strength and ability to ride storms... if we listen to the winds around us.
"Live music, electronic dance... a performance of the highest quality"
- Morecambe Fringe Festival
"I defy anyone to leave without a smile on their face"
- More Music
Dance Syndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity based in Lancashire with a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability.
The company provides weekly inclusive dance workshops for people with and without disabilities, as well as leadership training in line with a unique co-delivery model – people with and without disabilities work together to offer high quality provision.
Howard Haigh plays solo Spanish Guitar PLUS Rumbas! Tangos! Salsa! Flamenco! Beatles! Howard has been delighting and entertaining audiences for three decades. Not only is he a hugely accomplished and virtuosic player of the Spanish Guitar, mixing Flamenco and Classical styles, but an acclaimed composer, taking music from around the world to create a vibrant, exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable musical experience. He's a great communicator and presents his music with charm, humour, and fascinating nuggets of musical and personal history (how he came to dance on German TV with Gloria Gaynor/What the dog did on Blue Peter to suggest just a few).
“Brilliant” BBC Radio 4 .
Join YouTube sensation Granny Griggly as she recalls and reminiscences with hats through the ages. Each hat has a story - it could be about history, fashion, personalities, social history, the material it's made from, a personal story or even more. Granny Griggly shares a selection of her hats and their stories.
A show that's suitable for all ages and genders.
Ellen started dancing when she was just 3 and grew up in a very small Lancashire village. Her early beginnings in dance meant she was introduced to a variety of styles before going into full-time training at The Northern School of Contemporary dance, Leeds. She went on to work with Ludus Dance Company, where she toured the UK. Ellen began to pursue her own choreographic career in 2013 and then set up TurnAround Dance Theatre alongside her sisters which create's mesmerising aerial circus and dance performances for families.
In 2019 Ellen worked with LPM with their show "Oracle" and is delighted to be working with them once again.
Preston People's Choir is 10 years old this year!
It's a friendly, inclusive choir for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy singing in a group, from experienced singers to those who have never sung before.
They don't audition and there is no need to read music. They sing in harmony, songs old and new. They sing for fun, for our community and for well-being.
The iconic "Bush Rush" dance sees a Kate Bush flash mob performing the "Wuthering Heights" dance routine. Bring something red and join in- a dance you can pick-up in 10 minutes!
A highly energetic and passionate duo, Helen Gould and Ellen Turner, will bring their innovative piece inspired by 1930’s Appalachian flatfoot dance, traditional English clog and tap dance. The mix of these 3 genres creates a new contemporary cocktail, of “feel good” dance.
Worldwise Samba Drummers are a Preston-based community group who have been meeting since 2009. Led by Jon Aveyard, they play a lively mixture of carnival samba, candomblé arrangements and original pieces. They meet once a week and regularly perform around Lancashire.
Speak to one of the drummers if you would like to join the band yourself.
Helen is a dance artist, movement director, project manager, performer and co-Director of LPM Dance.
Helen trained at Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance. Her performance career has spanned the commercial and contemporary dance theatre sector in the UK and Europe in contexts ranging from musical theatre to film, contemporary dance performance to casino productions.
Helen is excited to be performing once again with George and Ellen as part of Let's Move, as stiltwalker, clog dancer and workshop facilitator.
Preston Youth Dance Company was initially founded in 2012 to offer young dancers in Preston the chance to develop their skills and open doors to future career opportunities in the dance sector.
PYDC are a performance company aged 11 – 19 years, consisting of talented dancers from across Preston and the surrounding areas. Dancers create high-quality choreographic work in a collaborative way, injecting their own unique personalities, styles and experiences to make genuine and relatable performance work for their audiences. Our approach enables the Company to be a voice for Youth and the Arts in our area, empowering them to tell their story!
Title: You froze there for a moment
Choreographed by Sarah Hall and Dancers
Composition by Ethan Llewelyn
Preston Youth Dance Company are a collection of talented young dancers aged 11 -1 9 years from Preston and the surrounding areas. They work as a company, developing dance technique and creating and performing innovative performance work across the region.
You froze there for a moment is a snapshot of this moment in time, viewed through the eyes of a young person. The piece journeys from themes of social disconnect and fractured communication to togetherness, community and celebration using the rollercoaster of the last year as the driving force.
For this piece, the company collaborated with composer Ethan Llewelyn to produce an original score incorporating the dancers voices.
George is a dance artist, choreographer, facilitator, pilates and yoga teacher and co-Director of LPM Dance.
George was born in Glasgow and studied at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
After graduating he worked as a performer and choreographer for a number of dance companies and choreographers both internationally and in the UK.
George brings his skills as performer and workshop facilitator to the festival. Not only will George be dancing in Oracle, the final festival performance on both days, but will be stilt walking and facilitating workshops.
Carol May's Academy was established in 1982. Since then it has greatly progressed into the successful and friendly school it is today. The School aims to provide students with the greatest possible individual attention from dedicated, highly qualified and caring staff, furnishing them with the broadest spectrum of dance training, whilst having fun in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere. For both children and adults, beginners to advanced. With over 38 years of experience, we pride ourselves on being Prestons' most prestigious dance school.
From their studios in Preston, My Stage Company provide professional training for your stars in the making.
Mia is an actress, singer, performer and celebrant. For Let's Move Mia will be joining us as Compere for both days.
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