Olton dancer to step into the spotlight at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - The Solihull Observer

Olton dancer to step into the spotlight at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Solihull Editorial 26th Jan, 2022   0

AN OLTON student is set to take centre stage at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Angel Garvey-Hendrickson will be performing at the opening and closing ceremonies as a member of a dance collective called Critical Mass.

The 19-year-old will join the 300-strong group made up of disabled and non-disabled young people with the aim to set a precedent on how major events can adopt authentic inclusivity.

As a member, Angel will also be performing at the Birmingham 2022 Cultural Festival in March, the Birmingham International Dance Festival in June, and at live sites around Birmingham during The Commonwealth Games.

The Solihull College and University Centre performing arts student said: “I joined Critical Mass as I saw it as an opportunity for me to be part of something big that would challenge me, build my self-confidence, and allow me to develop my skills.

“I’m in my element when I’m on stage performing in front of lots of people and able to show my creativity.

“Behind the scenes, I enjoy using different parts of my body to produce routines and choreography.”

Recently, Angel made a brief appearance on BBC Midlands Today where she gathered with her dance collective at the Library of Birmingham to launch Wondrous Stories, a production that will be the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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