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Wulfdance - The Dome Show

1: Wolverhampton Chronicle 14.07.00

Raising the Roof!

Wolverhampton's party town image was taken to London when youngsters raised the roof with a special performance at the Dome. Around 80 youngsters performed a vibrant fusion of dance and drama for a thrilled audience at the London attraction last Thursday.

The show- entitled Wulfdance- started with revellers leaving the town's party hotspots and then followed the everyday lives of the people of Wolverhampton. Narrated by Cathy Pemberton as Lady Wulfruna, meaning the mark of the Wolf, Wulfdance follows Searcher- played by Colin Dixon- who arrives in Wolverhampton and falls in love with the town.

The stunning show featured a cast made up of Wolverhampton's finest dancers, musicians and actors. Those taking part fought off tough competition from 400 others who auditioned for a part in the special show as well as a professional team from Zip Theatre.

Wolverhampton south-east MP Dennis Turner said it was something to be proud of. "There were great performances by all the youngsters involved and the choreography and music were tremendous," he added.

2: Express & Star 6.7.00

Dome goes wild for the Wulfdance kids

Young Wolverhampton performers explode on to the national stage today as more than 70 dancers and musicians stole the show at the Millennium Dome. The stunning Wulfdance performance featured children from 12 schools and members of show producers Wolverhampton-based Zip Theatre. It was part of the McDonald's Our Town Story in which 210 communities have been invited to show off their town's history and aspirations at the Dome.

Wolverhampton's show was watched by a packed auditorium of people from the town as well as other Dome visitors. The talented cast, made up of about 60 young performers aged between 14 and 24 and professional actors, musicians and dancers, depicted the rich diversity of the town seen through the eyes of a stranger.

Narrated by "Lady Wulfruna", Wulfdance will go on to be performed at Wolverhampton Town Show on Saturday in West Park and again at Wulfrun Hall on July 20.

Two further performances were due to take place this afternoon in the Dome theatre watched by visiting Wolverhampton councillors and other VIPs.

Show choreographer Jennie Burke, who plays central character Firedancer, said: "The Kids have loved the whole thing. We have had a full house at all the rehearsals. It's been hard work but great fun"

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