Introducing the CID project artist team

I’m delighted to introduce our three new Dance Artist Collaborators who will work with Danielle to devise and perform new work as part of the CID project alongside people with Parkinson’s.

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effie mcguire-ward

Effie is a graduate of Stella Mann College and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Her performance projects have included working with Shobana Jeyasingh, Rosemary Lee, Gary Clarke, Stopgap Dance Company, Ffin Dance, NOCTURN and Two Thirds Sky. She has undertaken several engagements as a core cast member for mass community participation projects – where facilitation and performance elements were intertwined. Effie also facilitates workshops and residencies as an animateur at Rambert. She was a member of the founding team of directors for MÓTUS (a dance festival for Milton Keynes) and remained in her assistant director role until June 2018.

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ella fleetwood

Ella is a contemporary dance artist based in London. Ella trained on the CAT scheme at The Place and graduated from Laban in 2016. Ella has performed for a range of companies and contexts, including the Victoria and Albert museum, Lakes Alive Festival and Southbank Centre.  She founded ella&co in 2017 through which she creates, performs and teaches with an emphasis on play and inclusivity. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, The Point and Big Ideas.

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stephen mason

Stephen is a dance artist, choreographer and teacher.  Currently, he works as a freelance dance artist for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance’s Learning and Participation team, Greenwich Dance and is Course Leader for Dance at Kingston University London.  He has led education work for Rosie Kay Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company and Loop Dance Company alongside performing with the company. Stephen’s choreographic work includes Deputy Choreographer for Royston Maldoom’s Overture 2012 commission for Dance Umbrella and numerous works for schools and colleges across the UK.  Stephen is a member of One Dance UK's Expert Panel for Children and Young People's and was a recipient of One Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring programme.

ACE Funding success for the CID Project at Poplar Union

We have been excited for some time about our performance and research project CID - Collective Identity, and we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council Funding to deliver the first phase of R&D for this project in partnership with Poplar Union over the summer. The project places collaboration at the heart of the process, and most importantly, places equal value and weight on all contributors. Visual artists, musicians, dance artists and people with Parkinson’s will all come together to explore the intimate art of dancing and the value of collective creative expression - which are inseparable.

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collaboration with jaka skapin

Danielle Teale and Jaka Skapin recently worked together with the St. Joseph’s Hospice Dancing with Parkinson’s Hackney group on a music and dance project which we’ve named, branches.

Here Jaka explains the process of devising new music with the dancers:

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