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Newport-based Dance and Theatre company G Expressions are 10 years old on Friday, November 20th. Over 3,000 visitors have to this date watched a GX show and over 100 dancers have passed through their doors in the past decade. On Friday night, 20th November, all friends, families, neighbors, partner organisations, and funders have been invited to a night of laughter and nostalgia with plenty of new dance in between. Streamed live from the Cwmbran Congress Theatre.
Due to continued funding from ACW, G Expressions have developed sold out shows such as ‘Sisters Acting Up’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet from the street’, as well as dance programmes such as STOMP, a national dance competition. They have also developed the ‘Dance Leaders’ Programme which is a professionally accredited programme for young dancers to learn and develop leadership skills. Having recently partnered with the University of South Wales their professional dance studio has now become home to dancers from across South Wales.
G Expressions has become a cornerstone for the Newport creative community for engaging with many ages and abilities. The youngest students being 8 to the adult professional tutors that are still learning new and exciting things. Its tutors have toured the world, played in shows, been on tv, and featured on multiple music videos, and even set up their own professional practices across the country. The founding members will be live and online for what can be described as a ‘tell-all’ live podcast and ‘celebrity roast’. Come and join them in for a night of laughter and memories celebrating the success stories and listening about the hilarious trials and tribulations of being a creative company here in Wales.
The Covid 19 Pandemic has created many hurdles for young people and creative practitioners that make up the Newport-based Dance and Theatre Company, however they have succeeded in delivering online training during lockdowns and have recently reopened their dance space with the latest restrictions applied. The evening will also be streamed to homes. Tickets can be found on the G-Expressions website.
Expect laughter, familiar faces, challenging stories, and amazing dance videos, and special guests for a 2 hours show for your Friday night in November.
‘I have been in G Expressions for 1 year and I have to admit they are a special company’ – Communications Officer.Danielle- Assistant Communications Officer
‘This is going to be hilarious, when you are around these girls you get a sense of who they are and how they make such great work in their community’Actress and Writer. Alexandria Riley.
‘We have achieved a lot in 10 years. We hope to achieve even more in the next 10′Managing director- Loren Henry