Young Norwich performers enjoy a ghostly lesson in dance

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norw

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Young performers were given a ghostly lesson in dance when a member of the Rambert company dropped by to give them a special masterclass.

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, chats to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy.

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, chats to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Liam Francis is part of the cast of Rambert's Ghost Dances, and in between performances at Norwich Theatre Royal on Friday he spent time with Norwich-based dance company Legacy in the Stage Two Studio.

The young performers were put through their paces as Liam taught them some dance moves. Liam, who started out as a hip hop dancer before turning to ballet, also spoke about his career as a dancer and what it was like to work with the internationally-renowned Rambert company and perform in Christopher Bruce's Ghost Dances.

Originally choreographed for Rambert in 1981, Ghost Dances was created after Christopher Bruce received a letter from the widow of a Chilean folk singer who was murdered. The production is described as an evocative tribute to the victims of political oppression in South America.

It also references the celebrations of the Day of the Dead and is driven by the bewitching rhythms of traditional Latin American music.

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, chats to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy.

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, chats to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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The Legacy dance company was first formed for Matthew Bourne's New Adventures production of Lord of the Flies which saw young male performers from East Anglia perform alongside professional dancers on the Theatre Royal stage in Autumn 2014.

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One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norw

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norw

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norw

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, teaches one of the ghost dances to members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, with members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Pict

One of Rambert's ghost dancers, Liam Francis, with members of the Norwich dance company Legacy. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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