Hot off the press! Belfast Boys to attend U.Dance National Festival

We are delighted to report that our Belfast Boys have been selected to perform at the U.Dance National Festival which takes place in Newcastle from 21-23 July.

Representing Northern Ireland, the six boys were selected at UNANIMOUS 2023 which acts as one of the U.Dance Regional Platforms held each spring across the United Kingdom.   The piece they performed there, and will showcase in Newcastle, is called Together.Real.Individuals.Brotherhood.Equals – an exploration of what it means to be a Tribe and how community and friends are key to helping every young adult strive for greatness and achieve their highest potential.  The piece was choreographed by Belfast Boys dance artist Sean O’Neill.

The largest event of its kind, the U.Dance National Festival is a special celebration of youth dance.  Groups perform on professional stages, take part in workshops with leading dance professionals, and are offered inspiring dance careers information.  It is presented by One Dance UK in partnership with NYDC (England), Northern Stage, Dance City, Newcastle College and TIN Arts.

Have a look at this short film made by Arts Council of Northern Ireland featuring Sean and some of the Belfast Boys talking about the opportunity.


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Belfast Boys performing T.R.I.B.E at Unanimous 2023