Tent-free ‘Camping’ for the sake of dance at the French National Dance Centre


In this week’s Arts in France, RFI’s Rosslyn Hyams meets former River Dance cast-member and international choreographer Colin Dunne at the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin, just outside Paris.

Students from dance academies on four continents attended ‘Camping’, a summer-school for artists on the move learning from established professionals. Celtic traditional dance led by Dunne turned out to be something of a crowd-puller, both inside the workshop and among amateurs.

‘Camping’ brings a range of dance styles and people together for practical and theoretical experiments.

One of the conclusions is that, “there’s something satisfying in stamping your feet! It feels good… so…” Listen to Dunne inteviewed in this programme.

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