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Dance Opportunities

Some fabulous dance opportunities coming up in the autumn, if you like the look of anything you see below send an email to me, Christina telling her which bits of this you would like to join in with.

TAVAZIVA Dance Company – 6th to 10th of November. The show is called ‘Izindava’ which means ‘News’ – the company are classically trained contemporary dancers working in an African context choreographed by the amazing Bawren Tavaziva. So here is our idea:

    • You can come and see the show at Falmouth University AMATA on Friday 20th of October matinee performance, tickets are free as long as booked through AMATA and there may be help with transport.
    • Following the show you can have either a one off workshop with one of the company dancers or a mini residency of 3 sessions to make a performance for our Hall for Cornwall Dance Platform in January. See below for Primary and Secondary Platform details.
    • A half day workshop will cost you £225
    • A Full day is £350
    • If you want to do a series of 3 or more let us know and we will work out the best possible price.

             It’s first come first served for the workshop so tell us quick.

 ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ – PRIMARY DANCE PLATFORM – at Hall for Cornwall on 30th Jan 2018. 

This is stunning opportunity for primary schools to make great dance work and put it on a professional stage.  

  • We have chosen a global theme to allow schools to think about ‘world’ ideas and other cultures and some schools might want to use the TAVAZIVA residency to help make a piece. 
  • You can either sign up for the project and make the work yourself or book some choreographic workshops from our team to get it all going. Inclusion  in the project is £220 and if you want to add in a 3 session workshop package that will cost £600 overall.  
  • This is an incredibly successful and popular event with primary schools so please book early to secure your place as we can only take 12 schools.

 ‘Anthem’- SECONDARY DANCE PLATFORM – at Hall for Cornwall on 29th Jan 2018. An opportunity for secondary schools to show specially choreographed dance works on a professional stage. The title Anthem refers to the music choices- so we challenge all groups to choose truly iconic pieces of music from any era- we are thinking David Bowie to Ennio Morricone, Elbow to Adele. 

  • You can either sign up for the project and make the work yourself or book some choreographic workshops from our team to get it all going. Inclusion in the project is £220 and if you want to add in a 3 session workshop package that will cost £600 overall.  
  • This is our first secondary platform in response to the great success of the primary version.  Places are limited to 12 schools or groups please book early to secure your place.

Prideaux Angels’ – A Christmas project – This Christmas DR2 and Prideaux Place are collaborating to produce a magical Christmas experience with dance, digital projections, lights and food. The event will be performed by professionals but we want to extend the experience to schools and communities. The story is set in the 1940s and rooted in the history of Prideaux Place in Padstow. We are offering angel lantern making workshops working with artist Laura Martin famed for her extraordinary BikeLights creations.  

  • Laura will make beautiful large scale lantern sculptures that you can display in school and the idea is that after the end of term they will also be shown at Prideaux Place as part of the Christmas event.  
  • Prices  are £300 for a full day workshop including materials or £800 for a 3 day series if you feel like you have grand ideas. 
  • We are also offering Angel themed days of dance in school by Sarah Waller and Grace Clayton making dances using themes from the show. You will have enormous fun and present a performance in school as part of your Christmas celebrations – it is £200 a day.  Dates are limited so please book early.

 Please book any of the above projects with Christina@dancerepublic2.com.  If you want to talk any of this through or have other dance ideas that you would like to discuss with us call Antony on 07759488240 or antony@antonywaller.com

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Finding Your Voice – and Getting Heard

When – Thursday 14th September
Where – Hay Studio, St Breock

You know what your brand does. You might know what it looks like. But do you know what it should be saying and how? Our Find Your Voice – and Get Heard training session is here to help you build a solid brand voice and content strategy, to connect you with your future fans and followers.

Inspired by rock-solid musical legends from Bowie to 2Pac, we unpick how unbreakable, unmistakable brand voices stand the test of time. And, once you’ve warmed up your brand’s vocal chords, we’ll help you devise ways of getting your message out there through original, fresh content that strikes the right note across all your channels.

This one-day course will be delivered by Stranger Collective and also includes a follow-up event on the 23rd November, to see how you’re getting on and address any challenges you encounter putting it all into practice.

Find your voice and book your place.

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How to Book a Tour

When – Tuesday 12th September
Where – Hall for Cornwall Rehearsal Space

Here’s one for thespians, dancers and the musically inclined alike. Booking your first tour is certainly a sign that you’re going somewhere. But how do you navigate the pitfalls and make sure that you make the most of it? Join tour-booking guru Mark Makin for a one day crash course on the ins, outs, ups and downs of booking a tour.

Mark & Penny Makin established makin projects in September 2005 to work with outstanding theatre, dance and comedy companies of all scales who produce high quality, accessible, entertaining and stimulating work. makin projects handle the national and international tour booking for these companies along with co-producing several new touring productions each season as well as acting as agents for a number of our comedy clients.

Here’s how to book your place.

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Lucy Gordon-Clark – theatre director, tutor, facilitator

I am from Cornwall originally and moved back from London in 2005.  I have worked extensively during the last twenty years with young people, at Hopeful Monsters Youth Theatre in London and in Europe. I have worked with disadvantaged children, also having devised and run workshops for youth theatres and schools. Since moving back to Cornwall I have been teaching Trinity exams at St. Josephs School and running After School Clubs in North Cornwall Primary Schools. I also work as a director at Sterts Community Theatre and as a facilitator for one-off events, (such as with the People’s Theatre Company at the Plymouth Theatre Royal).  Lucy has a diploma from Exeter University in Applied Drama.

Alongside this I work as a professional theatre director.

I am passionately committed to learning and development through the arts.

Email   lucygordonclark@yahoo.com

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Ann Stott – music leader

AI am a skilled freelance, vocal workshop leader and trainer with over twenty years experience of working in the education sector, particularly in Early Years, Primary and Special Educational Needs settings. I have delivered a range of projects across Lincolnshire, including singing for communication in Special Schools, vocal activities for looked after children and their families, singing and music activities for parents and under 5’s in Children’s Centres, and covering PPA time in Primary Schools in Lincolnshire, teaching the Music Curriculum.

I have delivered training on behalf of Sing Up, SoundLINCS, NYMAZ and to Education Students at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.

I contributed to new materials and songs for Sing Up resources and created new songs for an SEN resource for soundLINCS, Lincolnshire Music Development Agency.

Email   ann.stott@btinternet.com

Web   Ann Stott

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Al Head – Aerial Circus

I have been working in community arts since the early 1980’s and am committed to the community arts ethos: inclusion, accessibility and equal opportunities.

I teach static trapeze at all levels and ground-based circus at beginner level.  I also teach drama, clowning and physical theatre and am especially interested in utilising these in projects based around themes such as current events, disability, sexuality and racism.

I specialise in issue-based drama sessions: 1 hour, 2 hour, half-day, full-day, weekend or week. Workshops are on themed issues such as diversity, disability and homophobia. Suitable for schools, youth clubs, conferences, youth or adult groups.

I am based in West Devon and can travel easily in Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth and to other places with enough notice. I can rig aerial equipment anywhere with weight-bearing beams and a ladder or tower to reach them i.e. sports halls, church halls, school halls, gyms etc. I am CRB-checked and insured through Equity up to 5m.

Email   al.head@btinternet.com

Web   Al Bat Ross

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Circus Berzercus

CB IMAGESCircus Berzercus, is a Devon-based duo – juggler Ben Cornish and clown Steve Eldridge – who have performed their hilarious comedy shows throughout England and Wales as well as running their fun circus skills workshops. Much of their work has come via rural touring schemes; they’ve worked for most of the schemes, including Air in G.

Much of their workshop work is done in schools and community settings and they can adapt their workshops to include children and young people of all ages and abilities, including those with a range of physical disabilities and mental health issues. Most of their work with schools is in preschool or primary but they have worked with older groups and include aspects of performance skills for those interested in drama. There are some skills such as juggling and plate spinning included in all workshops and other skills such as poi and wirewalking are also available.

Circus Berzercus’ performances have genuine comedy appeal to people of all ages – from the very youngest                                                                                                        to the elderly.

CB publicity Biz-r 004Email   circusberzercus@blueyonder.co.uk

Web   Circus Berzercus


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Sarah Gatter – Colour Monkeys

Colour Monkeys is a series of children’s art workshops for children aged 4-9yrs. We explore junk sculpture making, printmaking, painting and clay work.  Colour Monkeys also provides art making in an educational and developmental learning context.

All workshops are facilitated by Sarah Gatter, who has a PGCE (with QTLS) for teaching in schools and colleges, as well as recently completing an MA in Twentieth Century Art & Design (2012).  Sarah is passionate that art is accessible for everyone and establishes this approach in a variety of community arts and participant led arts projects.

Email   sarah.gatter@yahoo.co.uk

Web   Sarah Gatter

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All Seasons Storymakers

For all seasonsAll Seasons Storymakers are Laura Salmon and Lisa Fresle. We have a treasure trove of tales and tunes from Cornwall and all around the world, to suit any theme you are working with. We invite your group to join in with percussion, song or rhyme, becoming story characters, making the sound of the whistling wind or crashing waves.  We can make instruments, puppets, craft, even devise new stories or music together. It is a fun way to support various areas of learning, including literacy, speaking and listening, creativity, environmental and local studies. We can offer sessions according to your budget.

Email   allseasonsse@hotmail.co.uk

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