Two local dancers will be part of a 550 strong team who will perform at the Walled City Tattoo which returns to Ebrington Square in Derry~Londonderry at the end of August.
Zoe Fergus and Mariya Kasayeva are joined by nearly 200 fellow dancers from throughout the North and South of Ireland to form the huge Walled City
Tattoo dance troupe.
Speaking about her involvement in the show, Mariya Kasayeva said: “It is so exciting to be part of this year’s Walled City Tattoo. It is another huge production and we are going to be working hard over the next few months rehearsing for our performance.
“The audience are in for a real treat as we will be combining Irish, Highland and Modern dance to create something really special. I am a bit
nervous about performing in front of so many people but I’m also beyond excited and I feel really privileged to be given this opportunity.”
The 200 Tattoo dancers, who range in age from six to 28, have been recruited from the Highland, Irish and contemporary dance worlds and choreographers Georgina Kee McCarter, Brona Jackson and Bridgett Madden are working with them to create an unforgettable series of dance displays for the show.
The dancers make up only a small proportion of the 550-strong cast of performers who will participate in this summer’s Walled City Tattoo.
The Walled City Tattoo will combine the pomp, ceremony and grandeur of traditional Tattoo events with a special Derry~Londonderry twist and bring together an unforgettable cast of musicians, dancers and actors to entertain the 18,000 strong audience in a production that organisers promise will be even bigger and better than the 2013 inaugural show.