A NIGHT-TIME outdoor performance and mobile projection parade is to take place in Renfrewshire this week.

The event, from 6pm to 7pm on Friday, is being brought to Paisley’s Seedhill area by visual theatre makers MHz Theatre.

STRUT will see five ‘local dance heroes’ with a connection to the area perform personal choreographies in their own dance styles.

The rotating one-performer parade will weave through the streets, giving spectators time to watch several dances and show their appreciation by cheering, flickering their lights and waving to their neighbours.

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The performances will be accompanied by video-mapped projections with upscaled images of the dancers which will frame windows on the street.

MHz directors Bex Anson and Dav Bernard said: “Fresh from the acclaimed premiere of our STRUT project performed in Govanhill and Pollokshields in October 2021 as part of Tramway’s Dance International Glasgow programme, we can’t wait to present our new cast of amazing dancers.

“This upbeat show is perfect to get the neighbourhood residents dancing in the streets in a celebration of local talent and community spirit.”

Those taking part were selected from a wide-ranging open call, with the help of a community panel of judges.

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The eldest is Northern Soul enthusiast Tommy Codona, 62, a dancer since 1976, when he discovered he had natural talent.

The youngest are Alannah Danielle Sutherland, 12, who is learning six dance styles, and 15-year-old Ashton Bradley, who dances different styles, from commercial and jazz to lyrical and ballet.

Also involved is Rudy Mbunzama, 33, who dances hiphop, breaking, krump, popping, locking, house, afrobeat and freestyle, and Caitlin Bonnar, 17, a contemporary dancer who trains at Jennifer Scott Dance School.