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to ICDFFs dance for World Dance Day 27 April 2020:
A dance of prayer for World Dance Day 2020 :Apart yet together
Apart yet together is the ICDF Foundation’s gift of encouragement to dancers worldwide during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
The Chair of the International Christian Dance Fellowship Foundation, Jennifer Dennis invited Celine Urquhart to dance a solo for International World Dance Day in a church.
Celine aged 16 is an Australian ballet student with the John Crank Schule associated with the Stuttgart Ballet Company, Germany since May 2019. Like dance students across the world, classes have been closed and Celine has had to return to Sydney, for the foreseeable future. Ballet training continues on the back deck of the family home with class being zoomed from Germany late in the afternoon once a day. This is a huge disruption to the training program of young elite dancer.
The Foundation commissioned a film of Celine dancing in the oldest church in Sydney. The Church on the Hill, St Philip’s Anglican Church is of historical importance to Sydney. The third iteration of this church, the one standing now, was designed by Edmund Blackett, a convict architect, in the Victorian Gothic style, provides the backdrop to a dancers journey of faith.
Corinne Urquhart choregraphed the dance to “You Say” by popular US singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle. This reflects the spiritual journey of a young dancer from insecurity and introspection to the comfort and confidence of faith in God. This is a dance to encourage youth to hold onto faith during the uncertain times of this pandemic!