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LYDT are looking for enthusiastic arts minded young people from 15yrs-25yrs to work on a collaborative project with experienced dance and theatre makers from RAWcollective during Terms 2 and 3, 2015.

Sofia Grage-Moore (16yrs), Leah Ferguson (16yrs) and Georgia Rollings (23yrs) are three local young performers involved in an exciting new initiative called LYDT – Loco Youth Dance Theatre. LYDT is dedicated to making collaborative dance & theatre work.

LYDT was founded in 2014 by Mornington resident, Ru Atma, who has had a substantial career in contemporary dance in Europe and Australia, and is also the director of local dance theatre company, RAWcollective.  Atma said “I feel so grateful to have the support of Frankston Arts Centre through the Make ‘n’ Move program. There’s a great arts hub developing in Frankston and we are delighted to be part of it. We are really excited to build a youth performance company in the local area that encourages collaborative making and communication about youth issues.with young people that is relevant, thought provoking and engaging.”

Leah Ferguson, a 16 year old Year 12 student at Mt Eliza Secondary College said “Strong positives for me about being involved in LYDT are the enablement of me as a young person and student to create, move and dance in an expressive way and to be invested in the creation side of the work, an experience usually not available with other types of dance. I would strongly recommend other young people to be involved in LYDT, because it’s a community which supports creativity in young people, providing a great form of exercise and an alternative creative outlet”.

What: LYDT Audition Workshop

When: Friday March 20 from 5pm – 8.30pm

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.

This is part of Frankston Arts Centre’s Make ‘n’ Move program, funded by the Australia Government through the Council for the Arts.  Participation in this project will be FREE with a small registration fee that covers LYDT apparel and insurance.

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