Emily Rowles.
Emily Rowles. Blainey Woodham

Final days of Arts Festival

THE 79th Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts is set to conclude on Thursday but an overwhelming number of talented performers are still preparing to take to the stage.

President and secretary of the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts Arthur Holmes said the festival program had to be extended to July 15 in order to accommodate the number of competitors.

“Due to a large number of competitors we had to extend the performing arts festival by two days,” Mr Holmes said.

“Our current adjudicator, Marilyn Morrison, will finish tomorrow and Chris Horsey will continue to adjudicate.”

Mr Holmes said it was great to see acclaimed dancer Mr Horsey return to Murwillumbah.

“It is wonderful to see Chris come back to the town where he first started dancing in eisteddfods,” Mr Holmes said.

“Overall all the adjudicators have been very impressed with the standard of performance.”

He said the festival had again proved a triumph.

“It has been very successful. The businesses houses of Toowoomba would have noticed a surge in their profits due to the number of people who attended,” Mr Holmes said.

“It is a long-running and very important festival. We are already starting to plan for next year, so if anybody would like to be involved in sponsorship they should contact me.”

TODAY’S EVENTS

  • Restricted Classical Ballet
  • Authentic National Character
  • Classical Ballet
  • Waltz Tap Dance
  • Classical Ballet Improvisation
  • Demi Character/Character Story
  • Slow Modern Expressive Dance
  • Song and Tap


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