Veteran dancers put on a show in aid of local charities

You're never too old to dance or make a difference in young people's lives.

Contemporary dance legend Adele Blank and her protégé, Yarisha Singh, are proof of this.

Blank continues to teach, choreograph and direct at age 75.

She is a dance pioneer and says passion what has kept her involved performance and dance outreach work.

Read: 'They told me I would never be able to walk, but here I am dancing again'

Dance is what keeps me going. It's the passion that drives me.

Adele Blank, Artistic Director and Founder at Free Flight Dance Company

If there wasn't that passion or fire, we wouldn't have made the little girl's wish come true.

Adele Blank, Artistic Director and Founder at Free Flight Dance Company

Blank and Singh, a former professional dancer, have put together a new dance show with 40 other veteran dance collaborators to raise money for a good cause.

Singh says her four-year-old daughter Aiva is the inspiration behind the new show 'I Wish', which marks her return tor the theatre stage after almost seven years.

Singh says preparing for the show has reignited her joy and passion for the art.

It's opened a little part of my heart that has been closed for a while.

Yarisha Singh, former professional dancer

My home will always be the stage, and this has brought me back.

Yarisha Singh, former professional dancer

Also read: 'Zip Zap changed my life' - young performers reflect on leaving streets behind

The 'older' person brings a different element and a different fire to what they do.

Adele Blank, Artistic Director and Founder at Free Flight Dance Company

There's a connection that you can never really break with the dance community. It's something that binds us all together.

Adele Blank, Artistic Director and Founder at Free Flight Dance Company

Proceeds from the show, directed by award winning director Geoffrey Hyland, will go to two organisations; Zip Zap Circus School and StreetSmart SA.

The show takes place on Saturday 23 September at 6pm, click here for more information.

Take a listen to the inspiring story and what to expect from the programme:


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