Wednesday 11th July saw the exclusive preview performance of DanceSyndrome’s new Edinburgh Fringe performance piece Lit aDrift.
Our dancers were thrilled to perform in front of a packed audience at The Media Factory in Preston. It turns out the audience we’re equally thrilled to be there! The feedback that we have had from the performance has been incredible and we wanted to share it with you ahead of next month’s Edinburgh Fringe performances.
As part of her role as an Ambassador for DanceSyndrome, dancer Becky Rich invited the Mayor of Preston to come along to see the performance. After the show, the Mayor and Mayoress visited the dressing room to talk to the dancers. The Mayor gave a heartfelt speech that really meant a lot to our dancers:
Aside from this lovely feedback from the Mayor, our audience members were asked to tell us what they thought of this premiere performance. Here are some of their comments:
“A magnificent first performance provoking my emotions of sadness and joy.”
“Wow! I cried, smiled, felt sad, felt happy, amazing group and performance.”
“Wonderful, uplifting and thought provoking. Very talented performers.”
“This was a very moving piece. The tone of the dancers was especially impressive.”
“The most amazing experience ever. What a fabulous performance of interaction, talent and a very touching group of dancers.”
“Beautiful. Great performance – could have watched it again!”
“Ability rather than disability. Amazing!”
“I am lucky enough to see DanceSyndrome perform each week where I work but it was a totally different experience to see it live in situ. Wonderful.”
“Excellent performance of a very high standard. Well done!”
“Amazing story and great performance.”
“So impressive. Lead was fantastic but everyone’s roles/characters and skills were splendid. Choreography so inclusive and impressive.”
“Inspirational! Amazing dancers, such commitment , enjoyment and ability to express the messages in Lit aDrift. I have been honoured to watch tonight’s performance and would love to see more. Thank you!”
“Beautiful, clever, most emotional performance. Excellent.”
“Stunning, true integration, loved it”
“Ability not disability! Beautiful!”
“Honestly the most beautiful thing I’ve seen. Can’t put into words how moved I am by that performance. Just wow!”
“It was absolutely amazing it blew me away and brought me to tears. So emotional.”
If you would like to experience the beauty and power of Lit aDrift, you can join us at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Our 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival performances are funded solely through the fundraising efforts of volunteers and through business sponsorship. If you would like to donate to the fundraising campaign, please visit our Just Giving page.