An exclusive music and dance performance involving local dance theatre company DU Dance, commissioned to celebrate the life-changing difference made by National Lottery funding, will be seen by millions of TV viewers this Saturday (Sat 10th Oct).
Nine young dancers from Dungannon, Coalisland and Armagh will travel to the world famous Pinewood Studios to join host Gaby Roslin on the National Lottery Live broadcast on BBC One at 10pm.
DU Dance, who are supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, will team up with Brighton-based musical charity AudioActive for the extra-special one-off performance.
Mags Byrne, DU Dance artistic director, said: “DU Dance aims to provide access to dance and the creative arts for young people of all abilities and backgrounds.
“We have a strong track record of bringing individuals and communities together to seek creative solutions to challenges.
“It is an honour to get this opportunity to collaborate with another organisation and to have the platform to showcase our work and the talent of our young dancers to an audience of millions. We are extremely grateful of the support of National Lottery players and the Arts Council Northern Ireland for the funding over the years.”
It is an honour to get this opportunity to collaborate with another organisation and to have the platform to showcase our work and the talent of our young dancers to an audience of millions
Jackie O’Sullivan, from the National Lottery, added: “The National Lottery continues to fund thousands of fantastic arts projects across the UK.
“DU Dance in Northern Ireland is a superb example of how support from the National Lottery can enable an organisation to get young people involved in the creative arts and help bring communities together using dance.
“National Lottery players can be proud to have supported such an inspiring and talented company.”