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Gary Avis MBE in Conversation

Venue: The Corn Hall
Gary Avis, one of the leading dancers of his generation with an international career spanning four decades, will be discussing his spectacular career in ballet and beyond with Norfolk author and broadcaster Christine Webber. 
From his childhood in Ipswich, Gary rose to the very top of the world of ballet, winning two National Critics Circle Dance Awards, working with eminent choreographers who included Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor. He has danced with some of the world’s greatest ballerinas including Dame Darcey Bussell, Sylvie Guillem, Alessandra Ferri and Marianela Nunez, and as Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist has performed many of the leading roles in the Royal Ballet repertoire. 
First created at the Royal Opera House, this fascinating evening of candid conversation, illustrated by film clips and stills, will include tales of adventures with Darcey on Strictly Come Dancing and what it felt like to dance in at The Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. 
Christine Webber is the author of 15 books and for 12 years she was the lead news presenter of ITV’s About Anglia
Gary is a proud advocate for the arts in East Anglia and is committed to inspiring young artists and choreographers as DanceEast Board Member and creating opportunities for everyone to experience the healing qualities of the arts as an Ambassador for Suffolk Community Foundations Arts and Culture Fund. 
The Corn Hall is immensely grateful that the proceeds from the evening will go to the Diss Corn Hall Trust. 
Approx 2hrs incl interval
Photo: Francesca Hayward and Gary Avis in The Invitation © ROH 2016. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski
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