Oxford dance students impress with performance at twinning event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Oxford-Bonn link

Dance students from City of Oxford College performed live at a very special event on Saturday 18 June to mark the 75th anniversary of the Oxford-Bonn link.

Eight students studying the Performing Arts Level 3 Extended Diploma, performed a piece choreographed by second-year student Nia Aristide on the Dance Stage at Gloucester Green.

The performance was inspired by Nia’s final major project where second-year students choreograph pieces in the style of their favourite choreographer.

This performance was in celebration of the choreography of renowned artist, Parris Goebel.

Nia said: “My inspiration for the piece was from famous choreographer Parris Goebel and her dance crew The Royal Family. They always have such high energy, fun and upbeat performances. I wanted to recreate that through my own choreography.

“The performance at the event went really well despite the rain. There was a good crowd and environment, which was nice for all dancers.”

The students performed alongside other dance and music groups from across Oxfordshire throughout the day.

Ruth Jones, Dance Teacher at City of Oxford College, said: “The students did really well to perform so professionally, despite the rain. There was a large audience of members of the public which is always good experience for them.

“As always, they did an impressive job representing the college and gave up their time to rehearse.”

To learn more about Performing and Production Arts programmes at City of Oxford College please visit the college website or contact Activate Learning on 0800 612 6008.