Dance Journeys 2018

 

I'm so proud to have been a choreographer once again on this wonderful project led by English National Ballet, now in its 5th year. Hammersmith Academy students have smashed it and I can't wait to see them shine tomorrow at Sadler's Wells alongside three other schools, Friern Barnet, Hampstead School and Cophtall School, as well as the incredibly talented ENBYouthCo dancers.

aep skills exchange: all the right questions

news from the aep...

joy, play and creativity in the everyday

The session that Tim Casson led on day 3 of the AEP Skills Exchange focussed on how he engages people with the joy of dance by asking the ‘right questions’. In a joint discussion with Tom Hobden, we considered the different ways we ask questions of our dancers - to develop empathy, to make connections, to find shared interests and to demystify the world of creativity, to enable people in the community to access dance. In his blog, Tim reflects on some of the questions he asks himself and the groups he works with, and offers a few thoughts on his practice as a community artist.

aep skills exchange: breaking habits, evolving creative thinking

news from the aep...

Playful Creativity

To warm-up on day three, Jo shared a number of tasks which demonstrated her thinking around how we might foster creativity in choreography in a playful way whilst connecting things we already know and solving problems. We explored multiple tasks that encourage listening, observing and responding to a partner by offering a number of choices in improvisation and through game play. Read more to find out the tasks and perhaps try these out with your groups - we'd love to know your thoughts on their impact for your group.