I'm so excited to be producing a new, community-focused 'Day of Dance' to Lichfield as part of Lichfield Festival's 40th Anniversary this Summer.
The Day of Dance will feature free-to-attend inclusive and accessible workshops in a variety of styles in collaboration with Lichfield Fuse Festival and Lichfield Arts
Massive thank you to Arts Council England for supporting this project, as well as Lichfield District Council, McArthur Glen West Midlands, Lichfield Conduit Lands Trust and the Arts Society.
An incredible first set of performances for #CriticalMass22 with 'WONDROUS STORIES'. What a fantastic opportunity for young adults across the West Midlands and what a showcase of the talent #Brum has on offer! I feel very honoured to be supporting participants on this project.
Massive thanks to @critical_mass22 and @dancexchange_ for everything and @motionhouse for creating the show and involving our groups!
WINTER CELEBRATION ❄☃
Last weekend, Critical Mass hosted their first ever social event with Critical Mass participants & friends from across the West Midlands including Critical Mass Champions, FreeWheelin Dance. The Winter Celebration was filled with festive fun and included special guests such as Perry the Bull, Martin Green, Iqbal Khan & Corey Baker.
It was fantastic to deliver some workshops last week with Creation Theatre's Youth Chorus for their Christmas production of Pinocchio.
As well as basic theatre and performance skills we also looked at creating industrial-inspired group movement sequences, different types of puppetry and ways in which classic stories and fairytales can be re-told (along with plenty of fun games and breaks as well!).
A big highlight of the sessions was creating a larger puppet called Bob, controlled by 3 young people at a time. We looked at creating weight, breathe and eyelines to make Bob come to life and challenged teams of 3 with different actions and scenarios for Bob to act out.