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LEAP Highlights 04 I am absolutely delighted to be introducing a year-long programme of dance to celebrate the 18th anniversary of Leap in 2010. Having established the Merseyside Dance Promoters Network (MDPN), we are bringing some of the best dance companies in the UK today. The first six months alone will see over 30 events take place both in traditional theatres and other alternative spaces both indoors and out. National companies will visit for the first time such as Matthew Bourne, Candoco Dance Company and Stan Won’t Dance, whilst we see the return after a gap of nearly 10 years by Wayne McGregor and Random Dance, in addition to a welcome return from international dance maker, Mei-Yin Ng based in the USA, first seen in 2005. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the venues involved in this special ‘year of dance’ and for the support of Culture Liverpool and Arts Council England via Grants for the Arts for enabling us to produce and present this eclectic and diverse programme. As always the support of artists based in our own region is an important aspect of our work and the network is keen to support locally based companies such as: Taciturn, Company Chameleon and Movema. As can be seen from the programme, the impact of Strictly Come Dancing is evident with a number of the professionals hosting their own evenings at a variety of venues and we fully support the return of The Spring Ball at St. Georges Hall.

29 Jan

22-27 Feb

Candoco Dance Company

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Floral Pavilion

Empire Theatre

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10 Mar

Community Showcase

Hiroake Umeda

Liverpool Playhouse

The Bluecoat

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The programme is not just about attending and appreciating dance, we are keen to ensure that as many people as possible take part too. A new festival called City Steps will be launched in June, a two day free outdoor event where dance performances are both planned and spontaneous. The International Day of Dance will play host to outdoor classes for people to ‘have a go’ and our Family Dance Day and Community Showcase will be giving local people a chance to perform. The Community Showcase also features two very special commissions this year. The first is an 18 minute piece for 18 Merseyside dancers choreographed by Lea Anderson of Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs fame. The second sees a new work, created by MDI freelancers, multimedia artist Tristan Brady-Jacobs and participants of MDI studio, take centre stage at the Liverpool Playhouse.

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28 Apr

The Spring Ball 2010

My Name is

St George’s Hall

Rose Theatre

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It’s going to be breathtaking so try not to miss a step. Dance is such a great thing for the body and soul so get involved and contribute to Liverpool’s year of Wellbeing and Innovation.

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Merseyside Dance Promoters Network are:

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12 - 13 June

Wayne McGregor | Random

City Steps

Liverpool Playhouse

Various City Centre locations

Thanks and Acknowledgements MDPN would like to thank companies, participants and artists taking part and supporting this year of dance in celebration of LEAP’s 18th anniversary and we are always grateful for the continued support of our funders especially Culture Liverpool and The Arts Council England. Thanks to the LEAP2010 team: Paul Blundell at RBA for the website design, Hazeldine-Coltas for the innovative print and brand design, Bill Elms at Bill Elms Associates for his Marketing and PR support and Fiona Hilton for technical management and thanks to Ithalia Forel the Education Co-ordinator.. Finally, a big thank you to all the staff and board at MDI, MDPN and the participating venues.

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ACE Dance and Music

MEI-BE WHATever

£8.50 - £6.50: Switch draws inspiration from ancient practices and their relevance to our lives now. Dancing from the heart, ACE will pull energy from its oldest, purest source and transform it into something fresh, new and pulsating - flipping on its head the notion of tradition and the ancient. Switch promises to be an exciting blend of sophisticated dance, music and visuals, accompanied by a robust and agile cast of six international and UK based dancers. • www.acedanceandmusic.com

£7 - £6: Cinderella Toe Jam II: Royal Pink opens the peephole to the inner chamber of the female mind, where manifestations of a fetish for the ideal body image dwell. Bodies, sound, and video form an arena of corporal transformation. A projected desire to see and be seen wraps and unwraps the dancing form in clear plastic cling. MEI-BE WHATever’s all girl soldier beauty corps investigates these collective fantasies: the fantasy of a society committed to the surface and loyal to the dream of perfection. • www.meibewhatever.com

Tmesis Theatre

Touchdown Dance

£12.50 - £10 : Dreadful Hours. Combining Tmesis Theatre’s trademark physicality with new writing from acclaimed Northwest playwright Chris Fittock, The Dreadful Hours is a darkly comic drama exploring the quiet disintegration of love’s first flourish through the lifetime of one couple’s relationship. Peepolykus’s master of the ridiculous Javier Marzan directs what is sure to be a wonderfully inventive production full of dark humour and striking visuals. • www.tmesistheatre.com

£8.50 - £6.50 : Using senses other than eyes, six dancers take flight aiming to bring the separate closer. Liberated from taboos of touch, they share a world where contact is not cautioned, but the starting point of freedom and trust. Where hearing, smell and the ripple of breath energize the space between bodies with a rich sensory perception, that crosses the distorted distances between our world and us. • www.touchdowndance.co.uk

Movema

Dance 3

Leaping Tiger - a celebration of Chinese dance and culture. FREE dance activities for all ages and abilities between 11.45am - 5pm! Movema will be delivering workshops and performances suitable for the whole family, including an exciting outdoor piece from Movema artists. • www.movema.co.uk

£8 - £7 : National Dance Network presents: Dance3: a triple bill of new work from the next generation of dance-makers. Experience dance in a new dimension - three fresh, bite sized performances showcasing the best up and coming professional choreographers and their collaborators in one evening. Three super talented artists let their imaginations run riot creating compelling and varied performances mixing physical brilliance, music and film. 4m2 by Claire Cunningham & Jose Agudo, Cabin Fever by Tom Dale and A mind as beautiful by Douglas Thorpe. • www.dance3.org

Tue 9 Feb • Rose Theatre

Thu 11 - Sat 13 Feb • Everyman Theatre

Sun 21 Feb - Chinese New Year • Black-E

Tue 23 Feb • Liverpool Arts College

Wed 24 Feb • Rose Theatre

Tue 2 Mar • Unity Theatre

Candoco Dance Company

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

£15 : Candoco, the leading contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, perform in an exhilarating mix of extreme physicality, dramatic music and intense performance in new works by top choreographers Nigel Charnock (DV8) and Hofesh Shechter (E4’s Skins). Candoco wants to push the boundaries of contemporary dance to make us all rethink what dance is and who can dance. • www.candoco.co.uk

£37.00 - £9.00 : Since its 1995 world premiere at Sadler’s Wells, Matthew Bourne’s breathtaking and sexy version of SWAN LAKE has become the longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway. It has enjoyed two successful tours in the UK and thrilled audiences in Los Angeles, Europe and Japan. This new, witty and surprising production has been designed to speak to a modern audience, to excite them and to move them. • www.swanlaketour.com

Fri 29 Jan • Floral Pavilion

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Mon 22 - Sat 27 Feb • Empire Theatre

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New Moves Liverpool

Stan Won't Dance

£8 - £7 : MDI with Unity Theatre, presents New Moves Liverpool, an evening of four exciting new dance works created by locally based artists and companies. All the pieces will respond to the theme “Technology and Communication” and feature an eclectic mix of dance styles. It is the aim of MDI to support new and emerging artists in developing their own work for performance, providing opportunities to create and perform their work to a discerning dance audience. • www.leap2010.co.uk

£8.50 - £6.50 : Five years ago, Stan Won’t Dance smashed onto the scene and broke all the rules about what theatre and dance should be. Daring to say what is often left unsaid, the company is now back to hold the theatre world hostage with its most provocative and hard-hitting piece to date...BABEL. Combining explosive movement with words of mass destruction, the choreographic mavericks Liam Steel and Robert Tannion create the ultimate act of dance-theatre terrorism. Ages 16+ • www.stanwontdance.com

Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland Dance & Digital Works

Hiroaki Umeda

£7.50 : Formerly known as Bedlam Dance Company, Yael Flexer has been an inventive player within the UK dance sector since 1992. The move to Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland Dance and Digital Works reflects their unique approach to dance collaboration, presentation and participation. Events are curated with partners around four strands - Live Work, Installation, Participatory and Professional Development - in a way that responds to local needs and aspirations creating a context for the presentation of the work.

£6 - £4 : Choreographer and multimedia artist, Hiroaki Umeda, presents two exhilarating solos, While going to a condition and Duo. While going to a condition sees subtle, rapid movements set against pulsating projected lines and invasive audio glitches. In Duo, the dancer spars with the powerful attraction of his own projected image. Followed by a post show discussion. “Like a tin man with oil flowing freely through his veins” The New York Times. • www.hiroakiumeda.com

Company Chameleon

Transitions

£7.50 : RITES is the company’s inaugural work; a duet choreographed and performed by Anthony and Kevin, it is both powerful and poignant in its exploration of the events and experiences that shape men as friends, brothers, fathers and sons. It allies bold athleticism with moments of human sensitivity. RITES was a commission from Dance Initiative Greater Manchester and was created with the support of The Lowry and The University of Salford. • www.companychameleon.com

£20 : The UK’s leading graduate dance company is formed of 11 brilliant young dancers taking their first steps into the professional arena. The company tours both nationally and internationally, performing work from artists who represent the very best in international chorographical talent programme features work by: Colin Poole, Cameron McMillan and Angela Woodhouse. • www.laban.org

Wed 3 Mar • Unity Theatre

Thu 4 Mar • The Brindley

Fri 5 Mar • The Brindley

Mon 8 Mar • Rose Theatre

Wed 10 Mar • The Bluecoat

11 Mar - 23 MAR • Floral Pavilion

Community Showcase Sat 6 Mar • Liverpool Playhouse

£5 : MDI presents LEAP 2010 Community Dance Showcase featuring a wide range of dance styles & performances from local community groups. This year will be a very special event with performances by local people and dance makers from across Merseyside. The event will open with a new work by Lea Anderson, Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs assisted by Frauke Requardt, who will create a new work on 18 dancers lasting 18 minutes. We will also see groups responding to the theme of technology & communication. A new commission will be created through working with MDI artists & multimedia artist Tristan Brady Jacobs using mobile phones to create an exciting backdrop. This commission will feature MDI studio dance participants & the Breckfield Youth Group as part of Find Your Talent programme. • www.leap2010.co.uk Celebrating 18 Years of Dance

Family Dance Day Sun 7 Mar • Floral Pavilion

FREE : Building on last year’s success, Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) brings another wonderful day of dance for the whole family. There will be workshops, performances, and plenty of chances to get involved throughout the day including African and street dance workshops, parent and tot sessions, and the Minibeast Carnival - an exciting activity programme children and parents culminating in a group performance. Please visit the Floral Pavilion website or contact the box office for detailed programme information. • www.leap2010.co.uk www.leap2010.co.uk 07


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Mélanie Demers and Laïla Diallo

Earthfall

£6 - £4 : Having both come to prominence for their respective choreographic work in recent years, Demers and Diallo join forces to create Sense of Self, a compelling succession of physical tableaux underpinned by a vivid original score, offering a poetic and powerful reflection on identity. “it has the mysterious depth of dreams and the lucid intelligence of consciousness” Dfdanse. • www.myspace.com/lailadiallo

£9 - £7 : GIG is a high-octane satirical rampage through the human condition with dark humour, bold dance, live music and film from the multi award winning Earthfall. The story of a band that encapsulates the world outside with songs, film and extreme dances of love and loathing. The transient and turbulent relationships, trashed instruments, bloody noses and drunken reconciliations are witnessed as they struggle to make sense of their world. • www.earthfall.org.uk

Fevered Sleep

New Moves North West

£6 - £4 : The Forest • There is a place at the very heart of the forest. A place where things are not quite what they seem People become animals, birds become music, wood becomes water, leaves become light. Everything changes, everything moves. It’s all around you. It’s full of adventure. It’s the forest. The creators of Brilliant and And the Rain Falls Down invite you to a surprising new performance, that will take you somewhere unlike anywhere you’ve ever been… • www.feveredsleep.co.uk

£6 - £5 : New Moves North West brings together a number of works from artists establishing a presence on the regional dance scene. Each piece will have its own individual style in responding to the theme of “Technology and Communication”. MDI, with the Merseyside Dance Promoters Network, support artist development across the region and through platforms such as this, aim to bring work created locally to a wider audience. • www.leap2010.co.uk

Diversity 'Bringing a Toy Story to Life'

Vienna Festival Ballet

£19.90 : In May 2009, Diversity took the UK by storm by winning Britain’s Got Talent and now they have announced their very own UK tour. Not just any show, this will be an interactive story taking Diversity’s talent to a whole other level. Apart from their outstanding dance routines, the show includes state-of-theart lighting and screens, with sound creating an unbelievable experience. The music will be as diverse as their performances. Featuring Britain’s Got Talent Star Aidan Davis and very special guests. • www.diversityofficial.com

Prices: Check Box Office : Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, the most popular ballet in the world, captures the full range of human emotions like no other - from hope to despair, terror to tenderness, melancholy to ecstasy. This well-known love story, performed by the ever-popular Vienna Festival Ballet features lavish costumes, stunning scenery, and Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. An evening not to be missed! • www.viennafestivalballet.com

Wed 17 Mar • The Bluecoat

Thu 18- Sat 20 Mar • Unity Theatre

Sun 28 Mar • Liverpool Empire

National Dance Company Wales

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Mar • Liverpool Playhouse

£15 - £10 : New works from leading figures Itzik Galili and Andonis Foniadakis. Intriguing Itzik Galili returns with a new commission after delighting audiences at the Playhouse in 2008 with Peeled as part of MDI���s Capital Nights European Dance Festival. Full of pulse-raising energy, you will be drilled to your seats as the dancers surf the music. Andonis Foniadakis’ first work with the company, Veil of Stars, brings his signature physically exhilarating choreography to the hungry, infectious dancers. • www.ndcwales.co.uk

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Hugo Glendinning

Fri 19 Mar • Unity Theatre

Wed 24 Mar • The Bluecoat

Sat 27 Mar • Floral Pavilion Thu 29 Apr • Crosby Civic Hall

Brian Fortuna & Kristina Rihanoff Thu 1 Apr • Floral Pavilion

£17.50 : Two of the professional dancing stars of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Brian Fortuna and Kristina Rihanoff, bring their exciting new show to the Floral Pavilion, which features not only the finest ballroom and latin dancing, but also a question and answer session, demonstrations, and plenty of audience participation. Get on your sequins and dancing shoes and ‘quickstep’ along to this fantastic presentation. • www.strictlydancers.com www.leap2010.co.uk 09


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Moves10 : Framing Motion

Framing motion 21 – 25 april 2010 o n SC rEEn / onSitE/o nl inE movEmEntonSCrEEn.org.uk

Wed 21- Sun 25 Apr • The Bluecoat & across the UK

Sponsored by the Merseyside Dance Promoters Network

Various Prices : Established in the North West of England in 2005, moves is the largest exhibition platform in the UK for experimental short film and new media with a unique focus on movement on screen. moves10 will be more international than ever and will present work indoors and outdoors. Featuring international screenings, talks, interactive installations, workshops and live events, a full line up is to be announced in February 2010.. • www.movementonscreen.org.uk

My Name Is

Wed 28 Apr • Rose Theatre £8.50 - £6.50 : It’s in the post.... Sometimes you have to love someone enough to let them hate you. A dad, a son, a daughter, a mother and their scummy user friends. This new piece of visceral dance theatre presents the hopelessness of addiction and rigor of recovery, allowing the audience to consider the life of alcoholic addicts and those that witness the powerful process of escaping drugs and alcohol.

THE SPRING BALL 2010 Thu 17 Apr • St George’s Hall

£39 - £29 : The magnificent Spring Ball will have all the attributes of the glittering Balls that took place in 2008/09 with guest singers, swing orchestra and a special host for the evening. The highlight is the award-winning dance couple, direct from ‘Strictly’ who will perform to the audience and showcase their talent and flair with dancing. However, the stars of this glittering night will be the public as they step through the TV screen and onto the same dance floor to show how they can trip the light fantastic. • www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DANCE Sat 29 Apr • Various locations

FREE : International Dance Day (World Dance Day) has been celebrated on April 29 through promotion by the International Dance Council (CID), an umbrella organization within UNESCO for all kinds of dance. Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public. MDI plans to have a number of performances: 12-2 - under the Big Screen - lots of different performers both amateur and professional 5-7 - Shop Windows M&S and Lewis’s - solo artists probably world dance i.e. Indian, African etc 5-7 Williamson Square - similar to 12-2 slot above . • www.leap2010.co.uk

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23-24 JAN • Miranda Tufnell Dance Intensive • LJMU IM Marsh

29 JAN • Candoco Dance Company • Floral Pavilion

4 FEB • Anton & Erin-Steppin’ Out • Philharmonic Hall

9 FEB • ACE Dance and Music • Rose Theatre

11-13 FEB • Tmesis • Everyman Theatre

13-14 FEB • Stop Gap Masterclass • The Bluecoat

18-20 FEB • Traces • Empire Theatre

21 FEB • Movema • Chinese New Year - Black-E

22-27 FEB • Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake • Empire Theatre • LEAP Official Launch •

23 FEB • MEI-BE WHATever • Liverpool Arts College

24 FEB • Touchdown Dance • Rose Theatre

2 MAR • Dance 3 • Unity Theatre

3 MAR • New Moves Liverpool • Unity Theatre

4 MAR • Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland Dance & Digital Works • The Brindley

5 MAR • Company Chameleon • The Brindley

6 MAR • Community Showcase • Playhouse Theatre

7 MAR • Family Dance Day • Floral Pavilion

8 MAR • Stan Won’t Dance • Rose Theatre

10 MAR • Hiroaki Umeda • The Bluecoat

11 MAR • Transitions • Floral Pavilion

13-14 MAR • TILT 3 • Kazimier

14 MAR • Pasion de Buena Vista • Liverpool Empire

17 MAR • Mélanie Demers and Laïla Diallo • The Bluecoat

18-20 MAR • Fevered Sleep • Unity Theatre

19 MAR • Liverpool Little Stars (Getting Families Active) • Outdoors

19-20 MAR • National Dance Company Wales • Liverpool Playhouse

19 MAR • Earthfall • Unity Theatre

20 MAR • Company Chameleon Dance Intensive • MDI

24 MAR • New Moves North West • The Bluecoat

26-28 MAR • Cirque du Soliel (Saltimbanco) • Echo Arena

27 MAR • Vienna Festival Ballet • Floral Pavilion

28 MAR • Diversity (Bringing a Toy Story to Life) • Liverpool Empire

1 APR • Brian Fortuna and Kristina Rihanoff • Floral Pavilion

17 APR • The Spring Ball 2010 • St. George’s Hall

21-25 APR • Moves 10 • The Bluecoat

28 APR • My Name Is • Rose Theatre

29 APR • International Day of Dance • Various locations

29 APR • Vienna Festival Ballet • Crosby Civic Hall

12 MAY • New English Contemporary Ballet • Floral Pavilion

28-29 MAY • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance • Liverpool Playhouse

12-13 JUN • City Steps • Various City Centre locations

12-13 JUN • TILT 4 • Kazimier

15-18 JUN • Sefton Schools Dance Association ‘Wain Cain’ Festival • Crosby Civic Hall

19-20 JUN • Movema Tent • Africa Oye

21-26 JUN • Strictly Come Dancing (The Professionals) • Liverpool Empire

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Venue Details Liverpool Empire 0844 847 2525 • www.liverpoolempire.org.uk

New English Contemporary Ballet Wed 12 May • Floral Pavilion Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse 0151 709 4776 • www.everymanplayhouse.com

City Steps

Roland Ashdown

The Bluecoat 0151 702 5324 • www.thebluecoat.org.uk

£12.00 : In a sparkling programme of new works by four contrasting choreographers including Richard Wherlock and Craig Revel Horwood (Strictly Come Dancing), NECB brings a stylish fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and popular culture to the stage. Exciting, expansive and energetic - the company’s dancers display their virtuosity and versatility with elegance and panache providing an evening of dance which offers something for all tastes. • www.newenglishcontemporaryballet.co.uk

Sat 12- Sun 13 June • Various City Centre locations Unity Theatre 0844 873 2888 • www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

FREE : A new two-day free dance festival featuring artists from across the globe. From 12-3 each day there will be artists performing all over the city centre. Liverpool will come alive with lots of dance styles, a chance to both participate and see some of the best world dance promising to get the city stepping to the beat. A chance to see many acclaimed dance companies in one place at one time. The event will feature Liverpool’s own, Wired Aerial Theatre and Manchester based Axial Dance. • www.leap2010.co.uk

Strictly Come Dancing

(The Professionals)

Mon 21- Sat 26 June • Liverpool Empire Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000 • www.floralpavilion.com

Rose Theatre 01695 584480 • www.edgehill.ac.uk

Crosby Civic Hall 0151 928 1919 • www.seftonarts.co.uk

The Brindley 0151 907 8360 • www.thebrindley.org.uk

Arts Centre, Liverpool Community College 0151 708 8810 • www.leap2010.co.uk

St. George’s Hall 0844 8000 400 • www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk

£15.00 - £10.00 : Featuring the world champion dancers from the smash hit BBC TV series as they take to the stage for the first time in the ultimate dance extravaganza! Starring Flavia Cacace, Matthew Cutler, Brian Fortuna, James Jordan, Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Vincent Simone and Ian Waite, along with this season’s new faces Natalie Lowe and Aliona Vilani. This brand new show presents the beauty and elegance of Strictly’s dancing professionals within the intimate environment of the Empire Theatre. • www.strictlycomedancingprotour.com

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance 28-29 May • Liverpool Playhouse

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£20 - £8 : ENTITY is a hour-long breathtaking trip through a soundscape created by Coldplay and Massive Attack collaborator, Jon Hopkins, and award-winning composer Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy). A staggering blend of athletic bodies, lights, technology and film which confirms McGregor’s place at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. Technically astonishing, emotionally uncompromising and hard-hitting, McGregor’s work breaks boundaries and defies categorisation. • www.randomdance.org www.leap2010.co.uk 15


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PARTICIPATION Miranda Tufnell Dance Intensive 23-24 Jan • LJMU IM Marsh • 10am - 4pm

Bursary cost £10 • Full cost £50 / £40 conc. The weekend will explore improvisational strategies for developing choreographic material. The workshop will explore the flow of our attention both within the body and as a response to places and spaces. • www.mdi.org.uk

TILT 3

13-14 Mar • Kazimier

TILT 4

12-13 Jun • Kazimier

TILT is an event designed to give movement-based artists a new and alternative platform to present their work. TILT is an exciting new and regular dance event in Liverpool offering an alternative platform for dance artists. The aim of TILT is to make dance more accessible to a wider audience and encourage the dance scene in Liverpool to grow, opening up opportunities for artists to perform their work. By using a space, such as the Kazimier, that lends itself to many other types of performances we hope to open up dance to more people. • contact Hollie Colman hollietree83@hotmail.com

Company Chameleon Dance Intensive 20 - 21 Mar • MDI

Co-artistic directors Anthony Missen and Kevin Turner will use task- driven exercises to guide participants into new methods for generating solo, duo and trio movement material. They will also present some of their approaches to contact/partnering, uncovering some of the systems developed during their long history as collaborators. Movement language will be developed and shaped by both the directors and the participants to produce short pieces that switch the focus to performance, execution, dynamic shifts and particular movement qualities. • www.mdi.org.uk FR Davis

Youth Dance on Merseyside! This is an exciting time for dance and young people. Youth Dance England, with the support of the DCMS and DCSF are offering a whole range of dance opportunities for young people throughout the country. For any information on all the many youth dance events currently happening in Merseyside and for information on what opportunities are available for our young people and youth dance providers in the region, please contact Mira Balchandran Gokul, Youth Dance Development Officer for Merseyside. Mira took up this 18 month post, which is part of the National Strategy for Youth Dance, on 30 November 2009 and is based in Merseyside Dance Initiative. Please inform Mira of any youth dance event that is happening in your area or contact her for any information on: Tel: 0151 708 8810 or email mira@mdi.org.uk Visit www.yde.org.uk or www.findyourtalent.org for more info.

Leap 2010-celebrates • INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY Progress for all Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day with dance and well-being activities. This is a chance for women of all ages and cultures to come together to watch and try different styles of dance and be relaxed in fun and friendly way. Includes... Performances • Indian dance from chairs • Tribal Belly dance Massage workshop • Moving and Relaxing • Salsa Education Packages are also available contact Ithalia Forel on email • ithaliaforel@yahoo.co.uk Celebrating 18 Years of Dance

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Top Class Entertainment Traces Thu 18 – Sat 20 February Matthew Bourne’s

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AKRAM KHAN COMPANY BAHOK Thu 4 February

Pasion de Buena Vista Sun 14 March

Diversity

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Sun 28 March

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Tue 9 & Wed 10 February

Mon 8 March

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CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY

Tue 23 & Wed 24 March

Tue 27 April

Strictly Come Dancing Mon 21 – Sat 26 June

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CLASS

PRICE CONC.

MONDAY

10.00-11.00

Parents & Toddlers

£2.50

11.30-12.30

Parents & Toddlers

£2.50

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17.00-18.00

Beginners Break Dance 10 years and over

£4.00

£3.50

18.00-19.00

Bollywood

£4.00

£3.50

19.00-20.00

Street Dance

£4.00

£3.50

20.00-21.00

Street Dance

£4.00

£3.50

17.30-19.00

Open Contemporary

£4.00

£3.50

19.00-20.00

Salsa

£4.00

£3.50

20.00-21.30

Beginners Hip Hop

£4.50

£4.00

11.00-12.30

50 Moves

£3.00

-

16.30-17.30

African Youth Dance Junior session

£2.00

-

17.30-18.30

IMIC (Dance and movement class for adults withlearning difficulties)

£2.00

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18.00-19.00

African Adult

£4.00

£3.50

19.00-20.00

Chinese Dance

£4.00

£3.50

20.00-22.00

Capoeira (External Organisation)

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11.00- 12.00

Beginners Tap

£3.00

£2.50

17.00-18.00

Ballet

£4.00

£3.50

18.00-19.30

Advanced Contemporary

£4.50

£4.00

19.30-20.30

Hip Hop Body Conditioning

£4.00

£3.50

9.30- 11.00

Professional Level

£4.50

£4.00

18.00- 19.00

Pilates (External Tutor)

£4.00

£3.50

10.00 – 11.00

Satur-Dance 4-7 Years

£2.00

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11.00 – 12.00

Satur-Dance 8-12 Years

£2.00

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WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

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Half Term - No classes • (Mon 15 - Fri 19 Feb) Please note there are a limited number of places available for each class. Places are allocated on a first come basis. Once maximum capacity has been reached no further admissions can be made. Contact MDI for more information www.mdi.org.uk

The information in this brochure was correct at the time of printing and we cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies, the programme may also be subject to change. Ticket sales are subject to the Individual venue Box Office terms and conditions. Early booking is recommended. • Design by www.hazeldine-coltas.co.uk

Dance Class Timetable Spring 2010 • 11 Jan -26 Mar 2010


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