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Mid Wales Opera, The Garage Trust and Stopgap Dance Company join ROH Links scheme

Royal Opera House partners with artistic companies to offer support and guidance.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

11 February 2014 at 12.03pm | 2 Comments

Mid Wales Opera, The Garage Trust and Stopgap Dance Company have been selected to participate in the ROH Links Programme.

The programme, now in its second year, offers support to small and medium-sized artistic companies by sharing the skills and expertise of the Royal Opera House through a range of 1:1 meetings, conference calls and shadowing opportunities.

Balbir Singh Dance CompanyThe Opera Group and Pavilion Dance South West joined the scheme in September 2012.

'I am delighted that we are entering into a relationship with three very different organizations for the second year of this scheme,’ says Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House. 'We have gained enormously from our association with the first three companies we have partnered with and we now have a clearer idea how we can best assist the companies – we are always hungry to learn from their experiences.  It also demonstrates in another way how we are contributing more widely as a resource for the nation.'

Mid Wales Opera, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, performs accessible, entertaining productions of high-quality opera in small and mid-scale theatres across England and Wales. The company is currently performing Handel's Acis and Galatea, and in the autumn will tour with a new chamber ensemble version of Carmen commissioned from composer Stephen McNeff.

The Garage Trust is a performing arts venue that supports the development of artists and young people, hosting live performances, creative classes and professional training, as well as working in partnership with schools and organizations. Find out more.

Stopgap Dance Company creates new dance productions with exceptional disabled and non-disabled dancers. Working under Artistic Director Lucy Bennett, the company tours both nationally and internationally. This spring, the company will tour a new stage production by Lucy Bennett entitled Artificial Things.

Find out more about ROH Links.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

11 February 2014 at 12.03pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged ACE, learning, Mid Wales Opera, ROH Links, Stopgap Dance Company, Support, The Garage Trust