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The stuff of Lusty dreams

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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A FREE spectacular outdoor dance event by young people, inspired by London 2012 and one of William Shakespeare's famous plays, takes place on Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay tomorrow at 1pm.

Tempest, a half-hour show, promises some very special ingredients and has been created by pupils of Portreath and Troon CP schools and students from the Roseland Community College, working with Cornwall-based dancers Sally Williams, Sarah Waller and Rob Mennear, as well as writer Anna Maria Murphy and artist Tony Minnion.

Taking as their starting points language and ideas from Shakespeare's The Tempest and how it resonates with Cornwall's uniqueness as a place, the students and artists have been working together over the past three months to generate dance, visuals and words for this unique beach-side event.

"The Tempest project is a real heartfelt expression of how the young people from our schools want to be involved – they want to feel part of something bigger than themselves, something gutsy and out of the ordinary, something they will never forget. This is their unique response to London 2012," says Antony Waller, creative producer for the GetReal programme, of which Tempest forms a part.

The GetReal project from the Real Ideas Organisation comprises ten young people's projects – including Tempest – across the South West. It is proud to bear the prestigious 'Inspire' mark from the London 2012 Inspire programme, and forms part of the Cultural Olympiad in the South West. This event also forms part of Cornwall Schools Partnership's Cornwall School Games taking place at three venues across Cornwall, including Lusty Glaze, tomorrow.

Bring your sense of adventure and gather at the top of the beach steps adjacent to Lusty Glaze Car Park by 12.30pm this Friday – you will be collected from there and led down to the performance.

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