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FLOW: Bringing dance and poetry together in Newcastle

The University of Newcastle will play host to the Flow through Dance and Poetry event next month, brining together lineup of both local and international talent.

The one-night-only event will feature performances by emerging and established dancers, as well as spoken word poetry.

The concept for FLOW was conceived two years ago by classically trained dancer and event organizer Jacinta Durney.

“To me, dance and poetry are both a form of creative expression that can connect people, and also both have the ability to describe one thing in a million different ways. They tell a story, they have a pulse, they connect us,” Jacinta said

After joining Top Rock Studios, an adult dance studio in Newcastle West, Durney encountered a community of passionate dancers.

“From this inspiring dance group, I have made so many dance friends. They are all incredibly talented and have their own unique styles and magnetic energy.

“With them and my dear friend Alex, we’re hoping to create an incredible and unforgettable evening for Newcastle. Tickets are limited to this special and unique experience, so I’d recommend getting in early.”

The lineup is a diverse mix of multidisciplinary artists and poets. Notable participants include Malvika Saltekar, a Bombay and Goa native known for her evocative poetry, and dancers like Jazmyn Chang from Malaysia, Broadway and contemporary dancer Savannah Cull, and independent artist Rachael Sebastian from the local dance collective, Newy Crew.

American poet Alex Morris, another key organizer of the event will also perform her theatrical poetry on the night. Ticket folders can also savour South American delicacies from Kumache Kitchen, run by Venezuelan couple Jose Sánchez and Paola Velasco, and enjoy wine from Hungerford Hill.

The Flow through Dance and Poetry event is happening on Saturday 1 June inside the Q Building at The University of Newcastle. Visit humanitix.com for tickets and more information.