For 4 weeks from the 14th August 2017 we will be trying to raise £2,000 through Crowdfunding to unlock our recent grant from Arts Council England for our Dancing in Caves project. Please help us to spread the word about our campaign!
From May – July 2017, choreographer Katie Green will be collaborating with curator Helen Hillyard to create a promenade performance piece that will connect the newly commissioned Pavilion in the grounds of Dulwich Picture Gallery with the main gallery space. Read on to find out how you can get involved in this project.
Last week (11th – 13th January) we had an emotional roller-coaster of a few days working at Kents Cavern in Torquay, developing ideas for a new dance promenade piece for caves and underground spaces called 'Beneath Our Feet'.
In September 2016 I started working with evaluator Emma McFarland, mentor Elsa Urmston, work placement Hannah Gibbs and the children and teachers of St Mary’s School in Byfleet to deliver a research project exploring ways of integrating dance within the primary school history curriculum. This work is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, through an ‘Explore and Test’ grant. Now that we're nearing the end of our first term, it felt like a good time to take stock of what we're learning, so I wanted to collect together some thoughts here.
Our second week of research for the Dancing in Caves project at Pavilion Dance South West culminated in a sharing of some of our early ideas for new work Beneath Our Feet in the PDSW theatre, lit by torches. Our audience were really generous in feeding back about their experience of the work, and I wanted to jot down some of the things I learnt from their responses, as well as other key ideas from the second week.