Afro-Latin Dance Perfomers visit Cheshire this July | Knutsford Times

Afro-Latin Dance Perfomers visit Cheshire this July

By on July 1, 2018

On Saturday 7 July at 7.30pm, the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire will host an evening of Afro-Latin dance from local, national and international artists curated by acclaimed dance artist and choreographer, Ella Mesma. It will be the highlight of the Northwich Urban Festival being staged during the day in Northwich and the perfect event for a hot summer night. Tickets to this performance cost £9.50 for adults and £6.50 for under 16 year olds. To book go to

Jane McLean, Creative Director, Cheshire Dance, said: “Afro-Latin means different things to different artists depending on their backgrounds and this is why each of the seven highly accomplished dancers at this performance uses Latin and African influences in different, new and unique ways.  With elements from Rumba, Tango, Afro-Brazilian, Hip Hop and Capoeira, it is no surprise that the dance performances are powerful, challenging and breath-taking.

 “I very much hope that young dancers from across Cheshire will come to see this fresh and stimulating evening of dance, from which there is so much to learn and enjoy.”

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “This wonderful, not-to be-missed performance is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a cutting edge dance performance from international artists. It follows the success of the Lion Salt Works’ ground-breaking virtual reality dance film last year.”

The Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire was re-opened in 2015 after a four-year, £10 million restoration and tells the story of salt through fun, interactive displays including a ‘sound and light’ show, a ‘subsiding house’ and an automaton. Throughout the year, it has talks, performances, displays and events such as Heritage Transport Festival, Live & Local events, children’s activities and school trips. Parking is free and there is access to a café, shop, play area and butterfly garden.

Cheshire Dance is a charity funded by Cheshire West & Chester Council and Arts Council England. Its aim is to provide opportunities for everyone to benefit from the transformative power of dance.

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