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Camden Alive launches with surprise dance routines in King’s Cross

Council begins culture project with City Hall funding

21 April, 2019 — By Tom Foot

DANCERS gave book-borrowers at Pancras Square Library a shock when they performed a live show “between the shelves”.

The choreographed routine which ended on the building’s balcony was by youth dance ­com­panies at The Place.

It was the official launch of the “Camden Alive” programme celebrating young musical talent with a series of arts and cultural events. Spoken word and rap artist Boss B and Brownsilla continued the “flow” from the library across Regent’s Canal to Granary Square in King’s Cross.

They will join photographic artist Steffi Klenz as artist in residence at the Camden Archives until the end of May. The performers led a crowd to Granary Square where an ­inter­active show fused dance with ping-pong.

Residents are invited to send in their stories and images about life in Camden that will be exhibited in the Camden People’s Museum.

Culture chief Councillor Jonathan Simpson said: “Camden Alive ­celebrates the creativity of Camden and encourages residents to join in by sharing their own unique and amazing ­personal stories. This launch has been designed to give everyone a taste of what’s to come, with audience members getting the chance to have a peek into what our performers and artists have been busily working away on to bring Camden Alive to life.”

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