From our Friends

2Faced Dance Company | Platform Quarantine

Weekly

PLATFORM QUARANTINE is a new weekly timetable (updated at 5pm each Sunday) of online videos, performances, classes, live streams, audio content and talks delivered by practitioners and collaborators from across Herefordshire.

Artists4Artists

Weekly

Artists 4 Artists is an artist led network upskilling & supporting hip hop theatre artists in the UK. They’ve been hosting weekly workshops and discussions – keep an eye on their Instagram for what’s coming up next!

Cheshire Dance | Dance for People With Learning Disabilities

On Demand

Cheshire Dance have created a selection of pre-recorded activities that have been designed specifically for those with learning disabilities and their carers to follow in their homes or care settings.

Dance Network Association | Summer Season 2020

Wednesday's throughout the Summer

Two weekly contemporary classes will be led by Hayley Lemon and assisted by Beth Fisher every Wednesday evening, one for dancers ages 12 – 18 years, and one for dancers ages 18+

The Dukes & Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance | Stay In and Boogie

On demand

Stay In and Boogie is a fun, accessible and inclusive dance workshop from the wonderful Lisa Simpson (of Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance Ltd.) and Helen Gould (La Petite Mort Theatre), commissioned especially for The Dukes.

Follow Lisa, Helen and their team of dancers as they show you a creative movement game that’s free for you to interpret to suit your needs and space!

Ipswich Arts Association | Arts in Celebration

Sun 27 September

A major new initiative from Ipswich Arts Association, Arts in Celebration is an online programme of arts and performance from across the region produced during this time of lockdown and social distancing and showcasing the talent within our communities.

James Cousins Company

Weekly

James Cousins Company have been sharing their dance films via their Facebook, including the acclaimed Within Her Eyes. Stay tuned for more work…

Jasmin Vardimon | Bodymap

On Demand

In a time when the experience of separation and detachment has such a profound effect and a touch has become a dangerous gesture, we are longing for simple human connections. This short film explores a ‘body map’ that links individual lives and individual bodies into a joint journey, a community connecting together through movement.

Joseph Toonga | Born to Manifest Digital Series

On Demand

A four part series responding to Hip Hop theatre work Born to Manifest by Artistic Director Joseph Toonga, a work that Illuminates the systematic racial cycles and their impact on Black British men.

With two response collaborations from Theo Oloyade/Godson & Elliott Banks & Jade Hackett & Nuna Sandy.

Joss Arnott Dance | DANCE: CONNECTS

On demand

DANCE: CONNECTS is a community engagement project that has a series of videos going live over the coming weeks, as well as watch parties.

 

 

RAMBERT HOME STUDIO | Draw from Within

Thu 24 September | 12.00pm BST, Fri 25 September | 8pm BST, Sun 27 September at 1.00am BST

Take an exhilarating leap into the unknown. Rambert’s full company of dancers are currently in the studio creating their first real-time, live-stream performance with leading choreographer and film-maker, Wim Vandekeybus.

RHIANNON FAITH COMPANY | DROWNTOWN LOCKDOWN

On demand

DROWNTOWN follows the lives of six strangers as they struggle with isolation, loneliness, shame and failed support systems in an abandoned seaside town.

Radical choreographer Rhiannon Faith was due to tour DROWNTOWN in early spring/summer 2020 with a Barbican run for June and July to follow. Following the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, Faith has created DROWNTOWN LOCKDOWN, a digital prologue film where the audience meets the cast in their homes before moving to the beach-setting of the film.

RHIANNON FAITH COMPANY | #VIRUSVULNERABILITIES

On demand

After you’ve watched DROWNTOWN, join company member Nikki Watson for a short series of dance and creative writing online workshops exploring some of the themes of the piece. You’ll get a taster of our creation processes, using autobiographical experiences and transforming them into your own dance theatre Solo Story.

Rosemary Lee | Common Dance

On demand

Common Dance was created for and performed in the Upper Hall in the Borough Hall- the former home of Greenwich Dance, as part of Dance Umbrella, London, 2009. Conceived and directed by choreographer Rosemary Lee, it involves an intergenerational cast of 50 performers and a choir of 50 children and young people- Finchley Music Group- performing the specially commissioned music of Terry Mann.

Soundabout Live

Daily

Soundabout works with music to empower people with learning disabilities.Every day they are going live on Facebook (the video remains on their page so you don’t have to join live, but it is quite fun to do so) delivering music and sensory sessions to people with PMLD all across the country.

Virtually Magpie

Daily

Every week, from Monday – Saturday, Magpie Dance will release three daily sessions in a variety of styles.

Many of our friends have created exciting online experiences and we wanted to share these with you – take a look!

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