Courtney putting on a show!

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AN ARBROATH contemporary dance student is looking forward to seeing her choreography on stage after returning from an international performance.

Courtney Robertson, a former Arbroath High pupil, is one of 14 BA dance students who have returned from the Netherlands where they performed at the Grand Theatre in Groningen.

The 19-year-old’s fun-filled, ironic, take on rebellion was the finale of the performance and is now being incorporated in ‘Precipieces’ the degree students’ showcase performance which sees each student creating and directing a piece of dance performed by their classmates.

Entitled ‘Oh, How Original’ Courtney’s piece involves three dancers including Adele Archibald, of Edzell, Jessica Engberg, of Sweden, and Alison Reid, from Ayr.

With her piece having been well received on the European mainland, Courtney is confident that the dance delivers a fun-filled look at rebellion.

“We’re using multi-layered music by Sam and the Womp, some text, props and great lighting effects,” enthused Courtney.

The Netherlands trip was funded by North Sea Screen Partners – a project whose aim is to develop the North Sea Region as a centre for film and media production.

Dundee College is one of partners which make up a consortium of national film agencies and educational institutions whose remit includes developing a programme of student exchanges and work placements.

“Travelling to the Netherlands and performing there was amazing,” commented Courtney.

“As a choreographer I felt it was a real privilege to have work on show in such a prestigious venue.”

‘Precipieces’ runs on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26’ at The Space at Dundee College Kingsway Campus from 7.30 p.m.

Tickets are free, available at the door half an hour before the performance.