Glenrothes dancer hails a taxi back to her roots

Taxi Dance Group- organised by Sara Gordon from Glenrothes

Taxi Dance Group- organised by Sara Gordon from Glenrothes

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A Glenrothes girl who has gone on to perform around the world as part of the acclaimed London-based Avant Garde Dance Company is returning to Fife after a chance booking.

Sara Gordon will be part of a breathtaking outdoor dance performance ‘Taxi!’ when it comes to the Inside Out festival in St Andrews at the end of the month.

The booking came ‘out of the blue’ for the 32-year-old who is delighted to be returning to the Kingdom with five other dancers to perform, what she describes as a ‘hip hop dance comedy.’

Sara explained: “We first performed ‘Taxi!’ two years ago and have taken the energetic show around the UK.

“The story centres around six characters - a cabbie, a couple, a business man, a hoodie wearing teenager and a fluzzy type girl or WAG - that’s me by the way.

“The doors burst open and we perform a series of high energy rountines that tell a story about each of the characters.

There will be dancing on the bonnet, on the roof, in and around the cab and we guarantee plenty of suprises for the public too.

“I can’t wait to get back. It’ll be a bit of a homecoming for me and will give my colleagues a chance to get a flavour of where I’m from.”

The routine, which lasts approximately 45 minutes is just one in a huge roster of events and performances centered around the Byre Theatre this weekend (July 27-29)

Organisers are keeping their fingers crossed for some better weather than the region has been experiencing of late and are certain the public will be treated to some breathtaking displays throughout the weekend.

Taxi!’ producer Ruby Baker of Remarkable Productions, can’t wait to see how the iconic black cab, with all its London connotations, will translate for Scottish audiences.

She said: “We take references from wherever we are performing so you never know what local props might be involved.

“Being from Fife our assistant director Sara Gordon is looking forward to going back to her roots for the show, which we are then taking to Edinburgh Mela- the festival of world music, dance fashion and food, in September.”

And Sara’s no stranger to the Glenrothes Gazette having once graced the front page as a nine-year-old back in 1989.

“That seems like an awful long time ago now, but yes there was a photograph of me after winning a dance class. In fact I’ve been in a few times over the years, including when I worked on the tills at Somerfield as a teenager.” said Sara.

Also appearing are ‘Nocturne’ involving four dancers and two specially-built double beds, and returning favorites Mischief La Bas with their Elvis Cleaning Company, who burst into song as they polish up the town. For more information on ‘Inside Out’ visit www.insideoutfestival.com