Shobana Jeyasigh Dance workshop for youth dance in Exeter, tickets on sale for U.Dance SW Regional and Silver Dancers film announced
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance launches the new contemporary dance group in Exeter
Dance in Devon is delighted to announce that we will be running a new weekly contemporary youth dance company in Exeter with dance artist Kayleigh Crook for young people aged 11 to 19 years and young disabled dancers 11 to 25 years. To launch the company we are delighted to host a weekend workshop with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance on 9th and 10th May 2015 at Exeter Phoenix. The cost of the weekend will be £25. Further details will be announced next week on our website, or please email us at email@example.com to express an interest in taking part.
U.Dance South West Regional
Tickets are now on sale for U.Dance South West Regional at Exeter Northcott on Sunday 19th April. 200 dancers from Hampshire to Cornwall, aged 11 to 19 years (or up to 25 years for groups including disabled dancers) will perform an exhilarating programme of dance. Please come and enjoy this uplifting celebration of some of the best youth dance in the region. You are also able to buy tickets for the national event taking place in July in Plymouth from the 26th March through Plymouth Theatre Royal.
Volunteer for U.Dance! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the team for the day. If you are interested in dance, working with young people, gaining experience behind the scenes of a dance platform or looking for event experience, get in touch! We are interesting in hard-working, responsible individuals with a passion for dance and an enthusiasm for the industry.
Silver Dancers Film
In January 2014 Dance in Devon began a project giving older people in residential care access to a quality arts experience as participants and audiences. We wanted to create a film about one person’s experience of the programme, so we teamed up with film director Bluglass to make Margaret’s film. The project was funded by the Big Lottery, the Dulverton Trust and Public Health Development Fund and worked with 168 older people in 6 residential homes in Devon over 12 months.
Dance in Devon is delighted to welcome our first Creative Intern, Esme Shea to the team. Esme grew up in mid Devon and has been dancing locally since she was fourteen. She studied A Level and BTEC Dance at Exeter College where her passion for the subject grew.
‘For me, dance ties the mind and the body, challenging and combining our intellect, creativity and our physicality. I find this a rewarding and exciting experience that continues to fascinate me.’ Esme
Esme will be based at the Dance in Devon office in Dartington Monday to Thursdays until September, working with us on all our new projects including preparations for the U.Dance South West Regional on 19th April. If you have a dance event or opportunity to coming up why not drop Esme a line and she will be able to share this with the Dance in Devon network: firstname.lastname@example.org Esme will also be blogging about her time with us, her first blog post is about attending the first Torbay Culture Forum event this on Tuesday.
This months blog features Michelle Wilkinson, a movement artist and practitioner based in East Devon. As part of Dance in Devon’s Dance Card Michelle has written a blog about her forthcoming project ‘Moving Marks Installation’ which opens today, 19th March, and runs until the 3rd May at the Neo:gallery in a shopping precinct in Bolton. Read her blog here.
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