Coventry University students to make a splash with unusual dance recital

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Thursday 03 January 2013

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Two Coventry University students have taken on a challenging water-themed end of degree project which includes a live performance in a swimming pool in Solihull.

Produced as part of SPECTRUM 2012 – Coventry University’s annual festival that celebrates the talent of its final year performing arts students – K2Ollections will include four separate ‘episodes’ over two nights in May.

Abigail Soley (20) and Victoria Adams (21) will be performing the first part of their project in a swimming pool, followed by an art installation piece consisting of bottles of water from across the world.

The third episode will be a comedy duet that will include stereotypical gestures used within a swimming pool, and finally a film will be shown of many different water landscapes – from a shower to Devon seawater – highlighting the relationship between us and water.

Victoria came up with the idea for the project following work she did on water as part of her Theatre and Professional Practice course.

Abigail Soley from K2O Dance said:

“We wanted to take our dancing to new levels and challenge ourselves to be creative and original – we think we have achieved this with a live duet in a swimming pool!”.  

The show will be taking place at 15 Hainfield Drive, Solihull, B91 2PL on May 9th and 10th 2012 (Tickets £4/£3 for concessions).