A glittering outline of a special 2016 Quicksilver performance that was the celebrated result of many enjoyable and rewarding months of dedicated team work.
“The Dance Goes On”
Riverhouse Barn/Arts Centre – Saturday 25 June
There were smiling faces all round as the audience applauded the debut sell-out revue given by Quicksilver, a Surrey-based dance group for the over 40’s, celebrating its second anniversary. Brought to Riverhouse by producer and host/performer Celia Andrews and professionally directed and choreographed by Angela Hardcastle, the performance offered a rich variety of music and dance styles interspersed with poetry and readings, beautifully voiced and performed by Globe actor Philip Bird, which left its audience uplifted and invigorated.
Quicksilver was founded to inspire and entertain older members of the local communities , and to encourage all those who are able, to enjoy throughout life the many benefits of dance for body and mind . The eight-strong troupe, with their eye-catching costumes and deft comic touches , performed the imaginative choreography with remarkable skill and energy. Highlights included a spoof Oldie-Hop performed to the Original Dixieland Jazzband; two pieces on flight beginning with the poem, Starlings in Winter leading into a soaring dance piece, El Condor Pasa; a slick and funny 1960’s beach scene choreographed by Lisa Lee and, the climax to the evening, a beautifully danced toe-tapping set of Gershwin numbers. The professionalism and joyful enthusiasm of the whole show touched audience and performers alike.
To find out more about Quicksilver, to make a booking or to join their ranks, visit their website on: www.quicksilverdance.co.uk