Day: June 25, 2006

Chechen Children in Devon

From the North Devon Journal, U.K. (June 22):

A children's dance troupe from Chechnya will be performing traditional dances when they take to the stage at Bideford's Edgehill College.

The youngsters, aged eight to 18, form the Daimohk dancers and will be in Bideford on Monday, June 26.

Some of the older performers will also be hosting a workshop for Edgehill students during the day set to a back drop of music performed by Chechen players.

The college is currently home to two students from the dancing troupe.

Magomed and Khasan, both 17, have been Edgehill pupils for the past two years while Khasan's sister Aminat is spending her gap year learning English in Bideford and helping in the school's boarding house.

Tickets are available from the school, tourist information centre and Walter Henry's Bookshop.

Daimohk is also performing at North Devon College on Thursday, June 22 with tickets from the college and tourist information centre and Budehaven Community School, Bude on Friday, June 23.

Tickets for the Bude show are available from the Ark Angel Bookshop and tourist information centre

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