Ballet in the library


There will be ballet as well as books in St. Helens Central Library on May 17.
It’s all part of Ballet in Small Spaces (BiSS) - a dance company based in Oxford which makes and presents ballet-based work for small and unconventional spaces.
BiSS, Initiated by dancer Susie Crow, aims to reach out to a wider audience, tapping into enthusiasm for dance through performances and classes.
Sue Williamson, Head of Libraries at St. Helens Council, said, “We are really delighted that as part of the Cultural Hubs project, we can invite top notch performers to St.Helens Libraries. We can put this on at such a low cost, that we hope lots of people will come along to try something new.  It should be a fantastic experience and supplements the extensive programme of activities that our libraries offer.” 
Dance and live music fans and families have the best possible access to tickets as there are 2 performances at St.Helens Central Library. Tickets for both performances can be reserved for free by calling 01744 677087 or emailing artsservice@sthelens.gov.uk (people will be asked to contribute what they can afford to pay on the day, no amount being too big or too small).
The first show at 2pm will be a family focused shortened performance and talk and is a great opportunity to visit the library to enjoy an informative and interactive collaboration of music and dance .  See and hear a professional dancer and musician up close and ask about the instrument, the music, dancing, and stories behind both art forms.

5pm Evening performance:  Share an intimate and delightful evening of music and dance collaboration with top performers conjuring forgotten pasts into present life through unusual repertoire

Called Two Old Instruments it is part of the Cultural Hubs programme, an Arts Council England funded project that aims to increase the amount and quality of arts delivered in St Helens libraries.  For further information please look out for the first Cultural Hubs printed programme available to pick up now in your local library or visit the following:

www.balletinsmallspaces.wordpress.com

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