Students at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor brought the story of Frankenstein to life in a dance workshop with professional performers recently.

The physical performance session at the college's Pwllheli campus saw nine English and drama students explore the theme of "Bringing The Creature To Life" in the workshop with top dancers from The Cascade Dance Company.

Ceridwen Price,performing arts officer at Neuadd Dwyfor theatre, who organised the event, said:

This was a brilliant opportunity for students to work with industry professionals and a chance to continue to build the strong links between Coleg Meirion Dwyfor and Theatre Neuadd Dwyfor.

The Cascade Dance Company is currently touring its production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and performed at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, on Friday, November 23.

The dance workshop was held in the run-up to the show with the aim of helping the students explore the idea of developing character through gestures, motifs and movement, rather than dialogue.

Wendy Hinchey, Grwp Llandrillo Menai enrichment programme organiser, said:

The Bringing the Creature to Life workshop allowed students to explore the interpretation of Frankenstein's creature and his vulnerability through physical performance.

It was a lot of fun for students and gave them the opportunity to consider the theme of love through an alternative medium to the written word.

Our links with the theatre are very important as they allow us to offer students challenging experiences.

Speaking to the students, Phil Williams, the director of Cascade's Frankenstein, said:

The ability to play without being embarrassed about what you do allows you to create different energies and ideas.

For more information about English and Drama courses at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, visit www.gllm.ac.uk/courses/as-a-level.