RJC Dance


RJC Dance Youth Provision members share their urban life interrupted by lockdown and sparked by the joy of movement and dance. RJC Dance continue to engage, nurture and inspire children & young people, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and encourage their self-expression.

Created & Performed by: Keldan Copeland & Tre’von Gibson

Music: Cabin Fever

About the artists

Keldan Copeland

Keldan Copeland has been a member of RJC Dance Youth Provision for just over a year. Keldan is in his first year at Leeds City College studying Creative Media TV and Film Production. He is contemplating travelling to study in the USA and has aspirations to start his own professional film-making & acting company. Keldan is working hard towards achieving his dream of shooting big blockbuster movies and aims to become a household name in the UK in the next 10 years.

Tre'von Gibson

Tre’von Gibson has been a member of RJC Dance Youth Provision for 5 years and is also currently on the Centre for Advance Training (CAT) scheme; a pre-vocational training programme specialising in Contemporary Dance technique at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Tre’von intends to achieve his degree in Performing Arts in order to perform, teach and inspire young people with aspirations to ‘tread the boards’ on Broadway in the next 10 years.

I’ve been ‘Sparked’ and want to be a link in the Chain! How do I get involved?

That’s fantastic! Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Once you have your idea for creating a second link and have filmed, recorded, photographed or written your response, all you have to do is send an  email to fringe@ilkleylitfest.org.uk with the following information:

  • Your name and where you’re based in Yorkshire
  • The name/s of the Link #1 artist/s you are responding to
  • The title of your own Link #2 ‘reaction’ (if you have one)
  • A short description of your Link #2 piece
  • Your work as an attachment
    (or, if the file is too big to send via email, please send your piece via WeTransfer, a free file transfer service available online)
  • Your social media handles (if applicable)

Link #2 ‘reactions’

‘Spark dance’ by Alison Shaw

‘From a Spark to an Explosion’ by Mandy Long

Collage and charcoal  (42cm x59cm)

Mandy Long is a figurative sculptor and painter who lives and works in Leeds.

Been ‘Sparked’? Your reaction could be here!

Chain Reactions - Holding Image

Get creating and email your Link #2 response to fringe@ilkleylitfest.org.uk

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