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Montreal dance company brings energetic, interactive and educational kids show to Trail

Montreal’s Bouge de là dance company brings the brilliant, creative and engaging “The 26 Letter Dance” to The Bailey Theatre this Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm as part of the TECK Family Series.

The show, aimed at children aged 4 to 10, is a colourful, fun, educational and interactive multidisciplinary alphabet primer. In this bold and playful work, Bouge de là invite children to take part in a unique experience in which they both see a dance performance and actively participate.

The performance starts with the four dancers going into the audience to search for letters supplied by young audience members. When a child provides a letter, the dancer goes back onto the stage to announce that they have “found” the letter, which is then drawn onto a large blackboard at the back of the stage.

Once all the letters have been found, the dancers perform the letters with a different emphasis on each, some explored in detail with their stories attached, while other letters are only shown. The dance numbers are athletic and engaging ranging from high-energy hip-hop to quieter moments where the dancer explores emotions, from joy to sadness, associated with letters, all enhanced by arresting visual effects and electronic soundscapes.

Bouge de là is a professional dance company, run by artistic director and choreographer, Hélène Langevin, who has been imparting the pleasure of dance to youngsters for almost 30 years. As a result, the company focuses exclusively on performances for children aged 4 to 10.

The show will be performed in English on Sunday with a special French school show on Monday.

Tickets for the Sunday TECK Family Series performance of “The 26 Letter Dance” are $15 with assigned seating, and are available at the Box Office at the Bailey Theatre at 1501 Cedar Avenue in Trail, by phone at 250-368-9669, or online at thebailey.ca.

For a complete list of acts, dates and times please visit our events calendar at www.trail-arts.com

The Teck Family Series is presented by Trail & District Arts Council.

Photo Credit: Rolline Laporte

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