Subtle Kraft visited the University for a practical workshop with students on the BA (Hons) Dance course.
They returned the following day to stage a unique performance and question and answer session.
Subtle Kraft is an inclusive contemporary dance company who use movement as an expression of enjoyment, communication and humanity. The visit to Teesside was part of its ‘Moments Revisited’ tour which is also calling at London and Edinburgh.
Around 25 students took part in the workshop and benefited from learning new techniques and perspectives of dance teaching and choreography.
Lorraine Smith, Senior Lecturer in Dance, said: ‘Both myself and the students were inspired by Subtle Kraft’s work. The company engaged the students in new innovative methods of translating movement to a wide range of people. They create and present their work in a very interesting way and it provided the students with an inspiring approach to choreography and performance.’
The students of the BA Dance had the opportunity to join in with the dancers of Fertile Ground Dance Company, led by artistic director Dora Frankel, who are resident in Middlesbrough during November. The class given by choreographer Tom Dale was inspiring and the students are looking forward to view the Open rehearsal at the end of the month.
Students of the BA Dance had a great time working with Phoenix Dance Theatre! Students had the chance to experience one of their dancers Amanda Lewis in action and learned repertoire of this excting dance company. They enjoyed the truely interesting and challenging choreography by the Eurpopean choreographers, Ivgi & Greben.
You can see some samples of this work on the youtuube channel of Phoenix Dance Theatre
With applications for degrees beginning Sept 14 being finalised and those for Sept 15 opening soon the dance staff at Teesside have been inundated with requests to conduct workshops at various sixth form colleges.
Today, Laura from Dance and Sarah from PLaRM, were delighted to visit the fantastic department at Prior Pursglove and teach an enthusiastic bunch of performing arts students. Lots of talent present, we hope some of you will join us at Tees soon!
To arrange a visit for your school/college, contact firstname.lastname@example.org