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If you live here and love it... just turn up and dance

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

  • 'Living It Loving It' participants have been shaking their stuff in East Cornwall for a new film

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The natural beauty and vivacity of East Cornwall’s landscape and residents is to be showcased in an innovative dance film.

Living It Loving It is a joint community venture led by contemporary dance teacher Lois Taylor and film-maker Stephen Tolfrey. By inviting more than 150 people of all ages to dance in locations from Liskeard town centre to Cheesewring Quarry, Looe beach to Trethevy Quoit, they hope to show the area and its inhabitants to the world.

This weekend, participants will be filmed dancing in a variety of locations. They range from local beauty spots such as The Hurlers and Golitha Falls, to a back garden, station platform, scrap heap and trampoline in St Neot, Crows Nest, Minions and Pensilva.

Lois Taylor, who is coordinating the project, said: “It is quite simple: people choose the location for their dance, we meet them on location, they boogie and we film. It could be on the moors, in a back garden, or on the street – they choose the music they love and it doesn’t matter if they have two left feet, barely sway from side to side, want to go a little crazy, or show us their best dance moves, it is all good to us.

“Each dance will be edited into a short clip of the best action and linked together with all the others to make a fun film that celebrates the lovely place we live in and those who live, work and play here.

“It’s a great way to show the rest of the world why we live here and love it.”

Funded by Feast, the first filming days saw more than 40 people getting involved, and the completed film will be released on the internet via Vimeo.

“During the project we have been able to use social media to let people know about the classes of some of the dance and fitness groups that have got involved,” added Lois. “The film will be launched at a party at The Eliot Hotel in Liskeard in October.”

For more information visit livingitlovingit.org.uk

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