Dance at Curve
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th January 2016
BIG DANCE LAUNCHES IN LEICESTER
Tue 26 Jan
The Big Dance Pledge 2016 is an opportunity for dance groups to take part in a united dance performance and a connected creative process, inclusive of all ages, levels of experience and types of body. Since 2012, the Big Dance Pledge has been led by People Dancing, the Mayor of London and delivered in partnership with Big Dance hub organisations across the UK, the British Council, reaching over 50 countries and more than 250,000 participants. Performances are co-ordinated locally in public spaces, studios, arts venues, community spaces and schools, celebrating creativity, culture and people.
For 2016 Akram Khan has developed the choreography for the Big Dance Pledge, and as one of Curve’s associate artists, we want to share this with our Leicester community in a series of experiences, films and live performances.
Come and find out how you can get involved in Big Dance on Friday 20 May and the weekend of 2nd – 3rd July 2016.
FROM STUDIO TO STAGE: A LEARNING CONFERENCE FOR DANCE STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER ARTISTS
Wed 27 Jan
A day of intensive workshops, seminars and performances, focused on turning your dance visions into reality. Whether you aim to work in choreography, as a performer, a teacher or a community artist, this day will give you the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and professional artists, to enhance and enrich your skills and knowledge. Find answers to some of your questions on getting your work produced and finding your way through a funding application.
Do you have a dance work in progress? Would you like the opportunity to share your performance in a supportive environment? Would you like evaluative feedback to enhance your choreographic work? If so, ‘From Studio to Stage’ gives you the opportunity to do all of this is in an encouraging and impartial environment.
If you are interested please tell us about the piece you want to share by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org: please include style, title, length and prop requirements.
Please note this will be a studio sharing and you will need to bring your own music on ipod/ipad/latptop.
Deadline 4 Jan 2016
9.30am – 1pm
1pm – 2pm
Lunch and networking
2pm – 5pm
Workshops and seminars
5pm – 5.45pm
Surgery – ask questions to some of our contributors over refreshments
6pm – 8pm
Thu 28 Jan 2016
Following Curve’s hugely inspiring and successful cross-generational community project in March 2015 as part of the Richard III city events; this day will bring together individuals from a range of our community partners to explore, share and combine our different dance experiences.
Inspired by a forthcoming project led by Commonwealth Theatre, the creative exploration will be facilitated by Leicester based dance artists, Mel Knott (Dance Associate, Curve), Louise Katerega (Creative Director, Foot in Hand) and Evie Manning (Commonwealth Theatre).
Practical workshops will take place throughout the day, culminating in a gathering of people and a sharing of our ideas. Open to everyone, whether you dance for others or just for yourself; whether you consider yourself disabled or non-disabled; are a student, a child, a parent or a grandparent, or anyone with a love for creativity in Leicester. Everyone is welcome!
If you are an individual or a community or school group who would like to be involved in the day, please register your interest to email@example.com by 4 Jan 2016.
ZOONATION: INTO THE HOODS REMIXED
Fri 29 Jan 2016
We have teamed up with ZooNation Dance Company to offer local dancers the chance to get involved with activity around Into the Hoods: Remixed.
Professional Development Opportunity
On Fri 29 Jan, local professional dance artists have the chance to work with ZooNation’s Carrie-Anne Ingrouille to enhance their skills and knowledge. The chosen dance artists will then have the opportunity to teach their own workshop in the community under Carrie-Anne’s guidance.
To be considered, please send a short cover email expressing your interest in the project and a CV (Word or PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to also include any existing footage of your classes/choreographic work.
The deadline for applications is Wed 6 Jan.
AUDITION FOR CURTAIN RAISER
Sat 30 Jan 2016
We are pleased to offer local dancers the chance to perform on our stage before the opening of Into the Hoods: Remixed on Mon 14 Mar. If you’ve got bags of energy and think you have what it takes, come along to auditions on Sat 30 Jan.
To reserve your audition place, please complete the online form by clicking here.
Please note, you must be 16+ years old to audition and you must be available on 30 Jan 10am-3pm, as well as 5, 6, 12 & 13 Mar and the evening of the performance on Mon 14 Mar in order to be considered.
The deadline for applications is Fri 15 Jan.