Street dance showcase at the EP

BRIDPORT’s Electric Palace is the venue for Paradigm, with the Bridport Youth Dance and street dance crew on Saturday 2nd March. This is the group’s 20th annual showcase of high energy street dance, dynamic tap choreography and soulful contemporary dance, with performances at 2.30pm and 7.30.

With choreography by BYD artistic director Nikki Northover, Bec Ayles, Claire Benson, Louis Donovan and the dancers, Paradigm will demonstrate the skill of the students, and featuring former BYD graduates Louis Donovan, Robyn Moss, Kia Rait-McDonald and Elfin Bonome.

Each show includes the BYD Dance Weaver films, Joy in Motion (produced and directed by Nikki Northover, cinematography by Elliot Millson, music by Matt Huxley) and Choreography Geography – Dancing with Darkness, (directed and produced by Nikki, cinematography by Dan Tucker, music by Matt Huxley).

Bridport Youth Dance is seen as a beacon of excellence in the south west. Recent student successes include a BYD tap student winning gold in the World Tap Dance Championships in Germany for the junior formation with Tap Attack, and students gaining places to study at leading conservatoires including Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London School of Contemporary Dance, Italia Conti and London studio centre. Above all, BYD’s aim is to encourage a love for dance that will last a lifetime.