Dancefest Big Dance Summer 2014

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Performances, projects and Big Dance events in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands 01905 611199 [email protected] dancefest.co.uk Dancefest, The Angel Centre, Worcester, WR1 3QN (office hours are usually 10am-6pm Monday-Friday) @Dancefest dancefestuk big dance summer

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Performances, projects and Big Dance events in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands http://dancefest.co.uk

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Performances,

projects and

Big Dance events in

Herefordshire,

Worcestershire and

the West Midlands

01905 [email protected] dancefest.co.ukDancefest, The Angel Centre, Worcester, WR1 3QN (office hours are usually 10am-6pm Monday-Friday)

@Dancefest

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‘Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the streets’ – and in the parks, on the hills, at the carnival, as we look ahead to Big Dance Week (5-13 July).

Accelerate youth dance platform, Gold Star primary dance, IN Fused disability positive performance all demonstrate some of the best dance taking place in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The Big Dance Weekend on 12 and 13 July will see seven Sightseers outdoor performances take place across the West Midlands. At Easter, choreographer David McKenna artistic director of Beingfrank Physical Theatre, began work with dance artists in each of the seven West Midlands counties. They in turn have been working with their groups to create a performance for their local area.

DFA will have no rest: after performing in Sightseers they will be working with choreographer Marie Oldaker to create a promenade performance, Quiet Revolution. Jointly commissioned by Wyre Forest District Council and Bromsgrove and Redditch Borough Council, DFA will be joined by community dance groups in a performance that commemorates the role women played on the home front during World War 1. See the first performances at KAF on 23 August.

I hope you find lots to tempt you.

Rose BeestonManager

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Big Dance Week 5 - 13 JulyA national celebration of all styles of dance that takes place every two years.

For the first time Dancefest is the Big Dance Hub organisation for the West Midlands and has been working with partners from Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and the Black Country, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin and Worcestershire.

To see full details of all the events taking place in the West Midlands, take a look at the Dancefest and Big Dance websites, dancefest.co.uk and bigdance.org.uk

AccelerateYouth Dance Showcase7.30pm, Saturday 5 JulyArtrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B61 1PQAs part of Big Dance celebrations and New Generation Festival, Dancefest presents an evening of work performed and created by talented young dancers from across the West Midlands. Youth dance companies including W’ire, 2Faced Dance and Elevate will be performing high quality pieces, alongside new work created by choreographers who are part of Creates, a choreographic mentoring programme for 15-21 year olds.£7 (£5 concessions), family ticket £20 (2+2 or 1+3)

Booking: artrix.co.uk, 01527 577330

Worcestershire DancingA celebration of dance in county schools and colleges7pm, Monday 7 JulyArtrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B61 1PQWitness the creative exuberance of children in primary education and the emerging technical and choreographic skills of students from secondary and further education. Worcestershire Dancing showcases the creativity and quality of dance in education settings.£6.50 (£4.50 concessions), family ticket £20

Booking: artrix.co.uk, 01527 577330

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Gold Star 2pm and 5pm, Wednesday 9 JulyWhitecross High School, Three Elms Road, Hereford, HR4 0RNAn open-air performance set in the grounds of Whitecross High School, showcasing excellence and creativity within Herefordshire schools. £3

Booking: courtyard.org.uk, 01432 340555

Lovely Bugs and Other Delightful Creepy CrawliesMonday 7- Wednesday 9 July, schools workshops 1.30pm Thursday 10 July, performances by schools and everyBODY dance, Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, WR3 7AA An outdoor, aerial dance performance for everyone, by everyBODY dance, Lovely Bugs spins a tale of dangerously different bugs on a quest: what emerges is a tale of friendship and understanding. Set on the spectacular 6m high dome rig and giant spider’s web with music and rhyme, the audience are invited to make it rain on Incy, deliver Ladybird’s shopping and to ‘have-a-go’ on the ropes after the show. Free

everybodydance.org.uk

IN Fused7pm, Friday 11 JulyThe Kindle Centre, Asda Stores, Belmont St, Hereford HR2 7JEA jam-packed evening of drama, music and dance performed by Living Book Theatre Company (Affinity Trust drama group), Yam Jams (The Music Pool) and Dancefest’s Jigsaw Performance Group. £4/£3 concessions

Booking: courtyard.org.uk, 01432 340555

Summer Sensation! 7pm, Saturday 12 July, adults showcase2.30pm Sunday 13 July, children & teens showcasePatrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TBDanceXchange’s annual class programme showcase is the perfect opportunity to see the range of styles on offer as part of their recreational class programme. With classes for all ages ranging from Ballet to Street and Contemporary to Tap, there is something for everyone.For more information, email [email protected]

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SightseersThe tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes

"sight-seeing." Daniel J. Boorstin

Sightseers come armed with phones, maps, bags, drinks, umbrellas, picnics....Sightseers are seven different free outdoor performances that make you look at your surroundings and each other with new eyes!

David McKenna, Artistic Director of Beingfrank Physical Theatre, has worked with dance artists in each of the West Midlands counties, who have then developed their own performances with groups from their local communities.

Saturday 12 July - Sightseers......in Birmingham performances between 1pm and 4pm, Bull Ring Markets, Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB ...in Telford 1pm & 2pm,Telford Town Park, TF3 4NZ (Dark Lane Car Park)...in Malvern 1pm, Rose Bank Gardens, Belle Vue Terrace, WR14 4PZ...in Walsall 1pm and 2.30pm, Walsall Arboretum, Lichfield Street, WS4 2BU...in Lichfield performances between 2pm and 4pm, FUSE Festival...in Ledbury 4pm, The Walled Garden (off Church Street)

Sunday 13 July - Sightseers......In Coventry In the morning, The Godiva Statue, Broadgate

Sightseers is a co-commission by Dancefest and the Foundation for Community Dance for the Big Dance Weekend 2014. Local partners are 2Faced Dance Company, DanceXchange, Coventry Performing Arts Service, Black Country Dance Hub led by Dudley Performing Arts, Staffordshire County Council, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council.

Visit dancefest.co.uk/big-dance for more details and regular updates

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tTake PartQuiet RevolutionDancefest Creatives (20+)Sundays 22 June, 20 July, 10am-3pm, Sunday 17 August, 10am-4pm

The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Saturday 23 August - performances in Kidderminster town centre 11.30am & 1.30pm

Work with choreographer Marie Oldaker towards a promenade performance involving DFA and Rock Chance to Dance that explores the changing lives and roles of women brought about by World War One. £60/£48 concessions, contact Dancefest to book

Quiet RevolutionDFA (18+) for experienced dancersSundays 27 July, 3 and 10 August, 10am-4pm, Sunday 17 August, 1.30pm - 4pm

The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Saturday 23 August - performances in Kidderminster town centre; 11.30am & 1.30pm

DFA provides the opportunity for experienced dancers to be part of performance projects which have included Passeggiata, The Stolen Kiss and Sightseers. Quiet Revolution will be an outdoor promenade performance created with choreographer Marie Oldaker, co commissioned by Wyre Forest District Council together with Bromsgrove and Redditch Council, that explores how the First World War changed the lives and roles of women.£15, contact Dancefest to book

Contemporary and Creative Dance Classes at KAF (13+)Monday 18 August, 11am-12.30pm and 1-3pm, Kidderminster College

Creative dance workshop led by choreographer Kimberley Clarke, giving an insight into how Kimberley’s new work, In Transit, was created. Participants will learn repertoire from the piece and experience the creative process used during rehearsals. £3. Book both classes for £6 and see the performance of In Transit for free.

kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk

ClassesTake a look at the Dancefest website for details of the classes we offer for all ages and

abilities in a range of venues across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

You will find all sorts of useful information to help you choose including videos of sessions and introductions to our dance teachers.

For information on any of Dancefest’s work, including workshops, projects and performances throughout the region, sessions for schools and community groups, and visiting dance companies, visit our website or get in touch. dancefest.co.uk, [email protected], 01905 611199

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Captive by Motionhouse (part of Ledbury Poetry Festival)12-12.30pm & 2-2.30pm, Saturday 12 July, Ledbury Recreation Ground

Performed by four dancers in a large cage, Captive is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem, The Panther. Powerfully physical, emotionally charged and extraordinary, Captive is a dazzling blend of dance and aerial work.Free

poetry-festival.co.uk

Red Ladies by Clod Ensemble7.45pm, Saturday 19 July, Malvern Theatres, Grange Road, Malvern, WR14 3HB

A number of identically dressed women infiltrate the city with a series of mysterious, visually arresting interventions before rendezvousing in the Forum Theatre to perform their ‘theatrical demonstration’ to an original score, featuring live drums and violin.malvern-theatres.co.uk, 01684 892277

Phenix by RDC Youth8pm, Sunday 20 July, The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, B16 8AE

A showcase of this award-winning professional youth contemporary dance company’s repertoire. crescent-theatre.co.uk, 0121 643 5858

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In Transit by Kimberley Clarke7.30pm, Tuesday 19 August, Kidderminster College

A physical and energetic work by Kidderminster-based contemporary choreographer Kimberley Clarke. In a society where we can quite easily drift through life without ever really delving beneath the surface, In Transit shows us what happens when we can no longer avoid confronting our grief. It explores, through movement, the reactions of three individuals when they are faced with suffering.£4

kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk

Quiet Revolution: gentle heroism on the home front by Dancefest11.30am and 1.30pm Saturday 23 August, KAF (Kidderminster Arts Festival)

"I can find joy in the sound of the rain; you have to find joy where you can...." Karine PolwartWomen were fighting the Great War on their own doorstep. Enduring loss, adversity and hardship, they discovered a new sense of purpose and dignity in comradeship, delicate-activism, unity and liberation. Quiet Revolution is promenade performance by DFA and community dance groups.Free

kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk

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Dancefest is a company limited by guarantee number 4177900 registered in England and Wales, Registered charity number 1092334

All information is correct at time of going to print and is subject to change.

Take PartQuiet RevolutionDancefest Creatives (20+)Sundays 22 June, 20 July, 10am-3pm, Sunday 17 August, 10am-4pm

The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Saturday 23 August - performances in Kidderminster town centre 11.30am & 1.30pm

Work with choreographer Marie Oldaker towards a promenade performance involving DFA and Rock Chance to Dance that explores the changing lives and roles of women brought about by World War One. £60/£48 concessions, contact Dancefest to book

Quiet RevolutionDFA (18+) for experienced dancersSundays 27 July, 3 and 10 August, 10am-4pm, Sunday 17 August, 1.30pm - 4pm

The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Saturday 23 August - performances in Kidderminster town centre; 11.30am & 1.30pm

DFA provides the opportunity for experienced dancers to be part of performance projects which have included Passeggiata, The Stolen Kiss and Sightseers. Quiet Revolution will be an outdoor promenade performance created with choreographer Marie Oldaker, co commissioned by Wyre Forest District Council together with Bromsgrove and Redditch Council, that explores how the First World War changed the lives and roles of women.£15, contact Dancefest to book

Contemporary and Creative Dance Classes at KAF (13+)Monday 18 August, 11am-12.30pm and 1-3pm, Kidderminster College

Creative dance workshop led by choreographer Kimberley Clarke, giving an insight into how Kimberley’s new work, In Transit, was created. Participants will learn repertoire from the piece and experience the creative process used during rehearsals. £3. Book both classes for £6 and see the performance of In Transit for free.

kidderminsterartsfestival.org.uk

ClassesTake a look at the Dancefest website for details of the classes we offer for all ages and

abilities in a range of venues across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

You will find all sorts of useful information to help you choose including videos of sessions and introductions to our dance teachers.

For information on any of Dancefest’s work, including workshops, projects and performances throughout the region, sessions for schools and community groups, and visiting dance companies, visit our website or get in touch. dancefest.co.uk, [email protected], 01905 611199