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Islington teenagers create dance, art and music displays

PUBLISHED: 16:44 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:44 18 April 2013

Teenagers perform at Platform

Teenagers perform at Platform

Dieter Perry

Cutting-edge art, eye-popping dance, electrifying music and inspiring spoken word displays were all in evidence at a show entirely created by teenagers.

Teenagers Sophie Crook and Noah Landoni (left to right) perform at PlatformTeenagers Sophie Crook and Noah Landoni (left to right) perform at Platform

Occupy, which took place at the Platform youth hub in Hornsey Road, Holloway, was created, produced and presented by 13 to 19-year-olds.

It was the culmination of six months of hard work for the Islington youngsters, who have been busy working with professional artists from a range of performing arts companies to explore what the word occupy can mean – from the occupation of territory to occupying your time.

Emma Townsend, young creative producer at Platform, which is based at the former Hornsey Road Baths, said: “I love the Occupy project because it really is nothing like I’ve seen before.

“It taught me that an artistic process never goes in a straight line and that you can create amazing dances from dust!”


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