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PREVIEW: FAME
PETER FEARN

16 February 2008

They usually perform to hundreds - but the Nottingham Trent Dance Society is about to move up to another level.

The group will put on the smash hit musical Fame at the Royal Concert Hall on Monday.

The show - which follows the story of dance students trying to get their big break - is based on the award-winning 1980 film by Alan Parker. The dance group had to go on a fundraising mission to get the cash to put on the production.

Society president Rachelle Cornel, who will be performing, said: "It's taken around £15,000 to get this show to the Royal Concert Hall.

"Car boot sales, cake sales and sponsorship from local companies have helped us meet our budget."

Originally from Surrey, Rachelle is in her final year of a Business and Marketing degree at Nottingham Trent University.

She spent seven years at a professional dance school in London and hopes to become an events co-ordinator when she finishes her university course.

The 22-year-old said the society was more used to performing in venues the size of the student union, or Jongleurs.

"This time we wanted to take it to another level," she said.

"This show appeals to all ages and I'm sure many families will be in the audience. We're really excited to be performing at the Royal Concert Hall."

Formed in 2004, the university's dance society has grown in size and popularity year-on-year, regularly producing sell-out shows for their fellow students.

Nearly 1,500 tickets have already been sold for the performance of Fame, which will feature a live professional orchestra.

The society has won trophies from a number of inter-university competitions across the country.

In December 2007 Nadzry Nurdin and Helena O'Nians - both performing on Monday - won best male and female dancer at an event staged at Durham University, beating competition from ten other groups.

Tickets for Fame are £10 adults, £8 students and £5 children.

Curtain-up is at 7.30pm.

 

 

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