Best foot forward for dance performance

Best foot forward for dance performance

Performance and production students from Cheshire are sharing the spotlight with one of the county’s finest stately homes as they transform it into a theatre.

More than 60 young people from Priestley College will produce contemporary dance and live music in different rooms of Arley Hall, near Northwich, on Thursday, February 14.

Audience members will be able to choose what they see as they wander between the rooms of the house, with performances taking place in the library, dining hall and up the ornate staircase.

Student Jess Collins, 17, said: “It is an amazing set in itself. We’re hoping to bring it to life with some great music and performances.”

The dances have been specially-choreographed for the event by performing arts students and production students have taken responsibility for managing and marketing the event.

Garry Fortune, general manager of the hall, which is owned by Lord and Lady Ashbrook, said: “We’ve not seen anything like this at Arley before and it will be a unique way to for people to see the hall.”