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The visual arts take centre stage at 2018 ArtDance festival

A visual arts gallery experience witnessed a very special collaboration on Monday night as local dancers, artists, musicians and photographers joined to create a unique event at the John Mackintosh Hall.

This was the start of the second edition of the Gibraltar ArtDance International Platform created by dancer, choreographer and producer Nathan Conroy.

Welcoming everyone to the opening Mr Conroy spoke of the importance of collaboration among artists hopeful that the event would continue to grow year on year.

The unique – up close and personal - performances were all recorded and will be shown throughout this week as part of the five-day-long festival alongside works of art, installation works, films and photographic exhibition.

The opening saw exclusive movement works by dancers Iain Payne and Nathan Conroy (“The Longing”) followed by another young professional dancer Zoe Bishop with her work “In Progress” combining dance and art.

Tiana Langdon, Paul Cosiqueri, Alan Perez and other artists together with a string of photographers are also presenting their work at the festival which will see a variety of international dance performances.

For the first time the James Wilton Dance Company will perform for one night only tomorrow at 7pm at the JMH.

“Leviathan” is an adaptation of the famous Moby Dick novel. This company has toured extensively to critical acclaim and have won numerous awards including the Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest. On Friday the “International Variety Gala Night” will see the eagerly sought after “Humanhood” and a variety of international and local acts.

The visual art gallery opens daily at the John Mackintosh Hall until Friday. The performances on Thursday and Friday start at 7pm.


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