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Dance Card Call Out, Watch This Space, Dance Events, Opportunities; Performances
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Fire & Water Project Sets Torrington Alight, Studio 6  Update and Young Choreographers South West


Dance Card
The CPD Dance Card aims to open up opportunities for individuals working in the dance sector in Cornwall, Plymouth or Devon to attend training and continuing professional development events. The next deadline for applications is 1st December, for more information and how to apply click here.

Gangsta Granny Call Out For Applications
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams will be at Exeter Northcott Theatre 3-6 February 2016 and there is an exciting opportunity for a local young female dancer to perform as part of the cast.  For how for information on how to apply click here
Deadline for applications is 20th November and auditions will be held on Sunday 6th Dec 2015 from 11 – 1pm in Exeter. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Watch This Space 
What a fantastic night at The Landmark Theatre! Many thanks to our performers and contributors; Crystal Zillwood, Heather Walrond, aka Dance Theatre, Richard Chappell, Michelle Wilkinson, Chhaya Collective and Julia Thorneycroft Dance. The night was particularly lively as we were joined by 20 young people who had been working with Motionhouse in the venue on our arts wave devon project. We are so proud to support so much high quality dance in Devon.

Looking ahead to our next platform at Exeter Northcott Theatre on 20th April 2016 we are interested in hearing from companies or artists who are looking to perform new or developed works. This is an amazing opportunity to work with full tech support leading into the performance. The platform will be live streamed and we are particularly interested in hearing from artists with international connections to make the most of this opportunity. For more info on applying click here.


U.Dance in North Devon
Calling young dance groups in north Devon! We are working with The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe to showcase some of the different styles of dance that are enjoyed in our region in a non-competitive and uplifting performance on 20 February 2016. If you or your group would like to perform you need to send us an application form and link to 1-2 minutes of footage by 18 December 1pm. We are inviting applications from groups in any style including film with dancers between ages 9-15 (25 for disabled people). For more information on applying click here

Arts Wave Torrington | Fire and Water Flash Mob Dance 
Great Torrington Xmas Lights Event, Torrington Main Square - Sunday 29th November

Everyone is invited to come along for the turning on of the Christmas Lights and to perform the ‘Fire and Water’ flash mob dance. It is requested all participating school children, family and friends arrive at 3.45pm and come to the Dance in Devon stand outside The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street ( situated at the top of the square along to the right) to meet us and pick up the LED lights. At 4.45pm there will be carol singing around the Xmas tree.  The Xmas Light Switch on is at 5.00pm, the flash mob dance will follow after the lights have been switched on, taking place at the top of the square and along Fore Street.

There is an on-line video tutorial so family and friends can join in and help children to practice. To watch the video click here. The dance has been designed to follow spontaneously, so do not worry if you do not learn the dance before the event, the idea is everyone attending will be able to give it a go, setting GreatTorrington alight! Please wear warm, water proof clothing and comfortable footwear. For parking there are two main car parks; South Street Car Park and Barley Grove Car Park just off Castle Street. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more updates & opportunities from our Arts Wave Torrington project click here. Including dance for Parkinson's and an inter-generational dance film.

Many Directions 
Wolf and Water Arts Company are delighted to announce the relaunch of their popular Many Directions dance and movement group for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

They welcome people of all abilities to come along and try it out – no previous experience is necessary.  The group will meet each Thursday morning in term time, 10 – 11.30 am at St John’s Church Hall in Newport, Barnstaple, and costs £5 a session. The first session will be Thursday 5th Novemeber and is a free taster session! Numbers are limited, so pre booking is essential. 

For more information please contact Helen Venn on 07789 990940 or Samantha Remnant on 07751 934290.

Studio 6 at Dartington
Last week we invited local dancers and movers to join us to share their thoughts, hopes and ideas for the continued use of studio 6 here at Dartington. We are very pleased that an interesting cross-section of the dance and movement community attended and we will share the outcomes of that discussion with the Dartington Collaborative Network to feed in to the future plans for developing community use of the space. We will keep you informed of developments. 

Thanks and welcome
A big thank you to Jules our administrator who is leaving us to continue her work at RIO and we warmly welcome Kate Wannell who takes on the role this week. 

Congratulations!
When we opened the latest edition of Dance UK News we were delighted to see Katherine Nietrzebka smiling out at us. Dance in Devon nominated Katherine for the 2015/16 Dancers and Teachers Mentoring Scheme. Well done Katherine and we look forward to hearing about your experience. 

Young Choreographers South West
Wow what a whirlwind when 16 young choreographers spent 2 days here at Dartington - dancing, talking, sharing and eating with Laila Diallo and Marc Brew. A hugely inspiring weekend and many of the young artists will be looking forward to a second weekender in Bournemouth in January.

Our dancers said: 
‘I feel nourished, supported, refreshed and priviliged’
‘Thank you for a lively and inspiring weekend’.

 

Dance in Devon at Torbay Ageing Well Festival!
Dance in Devon were invited to deliver a number of projects as part of the first Torbay Ageing Well Festival in October. Get Moving! was a full day of dance in the streets with Impermanence Dance Theatre. Our pop up dance workshops appeared all over Torbay and engaged over 100 residents of all ages. We put on our glad rags for a Dance Night with a Twist where practitioners Amy Robinson and Alexandra Greenwood lead dance sessions in Bollywood, Latin in line dancing and ballroom. 
Finally we headed to the glorious beach at Goodrington Sands to create Human Sandcastles’. Working with a cast of professional and community dancers with ages ranging from 20 to 81, we created a promenade performance in one day that took the audience from the bandstand along the promenade and finally down onto the beach.

 

Dance Diary

18th November 
Panta Rei | Behind the Mirror, Honiton  
Behind the mirror is a fast-paced, quirky and beautiful adventure inspired by Alice in Wonderland. A duet where two characters enter a surreal environment of large chessboard pieces, tiny tea sets, bottles containing magic potions and hundreds of jam tarts.

19th - 20th November
ROC Creative | Flashpoint – The Circle of Change, Paignton
ROC, our new Home Base partners in Paignton bring a major theatrical production to The Palace Theatre on 19th & 20th November. Through powerful, original and high impact performance pieces, supported by mainstream artists and cutting edge technology, ROC presents the highs, lows and big questions in the lives of people who have a learning disability. 

23rd November
Dance and Health Meeting, Plymouth
You are invited to a meeting to talk about Dance, Health and Wellbeing across Cornwall Plymouth and Devon. This will be an informal meeting to have a conversation at the possibility of setting up a network and to look at the needs of the practitioners working in this often demanding area.

26th November
Beaford Arts | Double Bill – Mass & Echo Beach, Lee
Taking the Catholic Mass as her starting point, (lapsed) Amy presents her show in the form of an immersive lecture, taking care to inject plenty of added colour, joy and fun along the way.

29th November

‘Fire and Water’ Flash mob Dance, Torrington
Join us for the turning of the the Christmas lights in Torrington and a 'Fire and Water' inspired flash mob dance to celebrate the Arts Wave Torrington Project. 
 

See more local dance events

Opportunities

Applications now open for U.Dance South West 2016
Application are open to any youth dance group with dancers aged 11-19 (and disabled young people up to the age of 25).Welcome applications from all dance styles from jazz to tap to Contemporary and many more.

Exciting job opportunity at Pavilion Dance South West
PDSW are seeking an energised self starter with a desire to explore creative online marketing tools, to fulfil the Digital Marketing & Box Office Coordinator role within the marketing department which seeks to align marketing and sales more closely.


Stopgap Seeks Performers
Stopgap are looking for charismatic and dynamic dancers for future projects…You must have strong contemporary dance skills and experience in improvisation, devising and partnering. They are particularly interested in hearing from dancers aged 35+


The Jungle Book | Cast Opportunity
You could be part of a local community chorus of young people (16-24) playing the wolf pack and monkeys in Metta Theatre's stage production of The Jungle Book, at Exeter Northcott Theatre 26th - 30th April 2016.

Creative Facilitation | Artswork
Whether it’s for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training sessions, this course will encourage, develop and inspire you as you prepare to lead others through a facilitative process – giving you more creative approaches to add to your arsenal.

Young Creatives (Pictured)
Youth Dance England are looking for budding choreographers who are working with their friends or class mates to make dance work to be part of Young Creatives 2016.

See more dance opportunities.

Header Image: James Finnemore, Photographer Benjamin J Borley
Dance Diary Image: Sharol Mackenzie, Photographer Benjamin J Borley

Opportunities Image:Youth Dance England, Young Creatives
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