Two pieces of this year’s Final Dance Projects have been invited by Olga Maloney, Artistic Director of the Billingham International Folklore Festival, to perform at the evening of World Dance in the Town Hall in Middleborough on 11th August. Tickets are available here and the evening starts at 7.30.
The festival has its 50th anniversary and is a great event where dancers from all over the world come to Bilingham to present their performances, give workshops and meet dancers coming from South Korea to Mexico. We are thrilled to be part of this fantastic event.
The images show Rachel Ashford and Robyn Leonard in their piece’ Trio’.
Photo credit: Ikuko Tsuchiya
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BA Dance students had a great time performing at their end of year performance during Creative Arts week. Choreographies from international choreographers Zubaidah Saebu, Jack Webb and James Wilton were part of the programme and an audience saw two energetic and varied shows!
For my Final Year Creative Project I decided I wanted to do something which was a little bit different; which is why I chose to organise a dance film festival
During second year I completed a dance for the camera module which was something extremely new and fascinating to me as I had never seen any screen dance films before. For that reason I thought it would be a great idea to give film makers a platform to screen their work to a public audience and also give the audience the chance to explore a different route into Dance.
During the process I collaborated with fellow dance students, Teesside University graphic design student Victor Dina and also Middlesbrough Council, it was a great experience for me to work with so many different people – I also managed to receive support from Tees Valley Dance for my event.
It was the first ever dance film event to be screened in Middlesbrough Centre Square and screened films by both amateur and professional filmmakers from all over the world including John T. Williams who’s films have been presented in over 50 film festivals throughout South America, Europe, Asia and the United States, Oliver Murray and Georgia Parris. The event which took place on Thursday 22nd May also featured a live solo performance by third year Teesside dance student Huey Teng.
With support from Middlesbrough Council the event was able to take place on The Big Screen in Middlesbrough Centre Square, this was a great space to host the event and I was happy that I was able to bring a bit of culture to the town that evening.
I think Tees Dance Film Fest has the ability to become an annual event as it was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed organising it!
Many thanks to Middlesbrough Council, Tees Valley Dance, Writers Block Big Screen, Victor Dina, Samantha Dixon, Jessica Smith and Phillip Brown for their support on this project.
Some great images of this year’s Creative Arts Week.
Third year dance students Sophie Read and Janine Ingram staged their final project Tanz Air including first year dance students, at The Arc in Stockton.
We have some exciting upcoming dance student performances in the next week and our ‘Creative Teesside festival’. Come along and see…
22nd – ‘Montage’ (Jenny Snow) 4pm, Mercuria
22nd – Tees Dance Film Fest (Holly Bellamy), big screen in Middlesbrough from 6pm
27th – ‘The Final 3rd’ (various students) – 7pm at Middlesbrough College
27th-29th – ‘Interarts Festival’ (Charlotte and Gabz) various events see link.
29th – End of year performance (work from various students, many created in collaboration with guest choreographers) 3.30pm and 5.30pm Mercuria Studio.
Gabriella Garroway secured a placement with Tanz Fabrik Berlin at the Uferstudios for the summer 2013. She will be contributing to the summer festival Tanz Nacht Berlin, that will take place in August. Her role will include aspects of production and the assistance to the production manager. During that time she will be able to work alongside some great artists and be involved in an excitinf event.
As part of their Erasmus exchange stay in Berlin three dance students, Charlotte Brinskman, Gabriella Garroway, and Sophie Read, took part in SoS (Students on Stage) at the Ada Studio in Berlin, on May 18th & 19th. The SoS is a platform that allows the chance for students to stage their work. The piece “TCW Refined” was a rework of a choreography that had been created at Teesside University in March.
To see more of about their stay in Berlin, watch the short video and click on the right image!