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macrobert

Let’s Dance Festival 18—21 april 2012


Welcome to our first Let’s Dance Festival We are all very excited about macrobert’s first Let’s Dance Festival this April. The festival offers a wealth of opportunities for people of all ages to take part in dance, through workshops, projects and performances. For schools we have performances for nursery, primary and secondary ages — with workshops available in your school and bus subsidies available to help you to get here! For families there are performances, an exhibition, workshops and the Get Scotland Dancing Family Ceilidh. The Red Shoe Project, running as part of the Festival, gives everyone an opportunity to get involved. Please see the centre pages for more details. The Festival is part of the Scotland-wide Get Scotland Dancing initiative, which aims to encourage more people to get active and participate in dance. And now… Put on your dancing shoes and LET’S DANCE!

What we offer schools ► Curriculum for Excellence Guidelines ► Up to 50% Travel Subsidy ► Early Bird Offer ► Free Teacher Tickets ► Schools Workshops ► Accessible Venue ► Schools Competition (for full details see page 7) For full details please see page 11.

How to Book For school and group bookings please email groups@macrobert.org or call the Box Office at 01786 466666.

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We Dance, wee groove

for es r nu seri

Presented by Stillmotion Directed and designed by Brian Hartley For under 5s We Dance, wee groove will take you on a trip of a lifetime… with a twist and maybe a shimmy! We Dance, wee groove is an interactive and inclusive dance experience for children under 5 and adults. It is a unique, stimulating and enriching experience to celebrate dance, music and imaginative play, featuring professional performers, lighting and projected images, and inviting participation between audience and performers. Friday 20 April 10.30 – 11.30am / 1.30 – 2.30pm Tickets £5.50 schools & friends / £7 full price

Red Shoes Project competition

For all school ages

Please see the centre pages for details.

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What on Earth!?

for P1–p7

Presented by Scottish Dance Theatre Choreographed by Janet Smith and Sally Owen For ages 5 – 11 Scottish Dance Theatre presents a new work specifically designed for young people to introduce young audiences to the power of dance theatre. Where do we go in our dreams? What on Earth!? is a curious nocturnal journey full of surprise encounters with strange flora and fauna — dreaming of planet earth. This dynamic, physically adventurous, by turns spooky, funny and thought provoking roller-coaster is for children from 5 – 11, but fun for all ages. Wednesday 18 April 11.00am – 12noon / 1.30 – 2.30pm Tickets £5.50 schools & friends / £7 full price

Workshops SDT will be running schools workshops in conjunction with the performance of What on Earth!? A limited number of workshops are available on a first come, first served basis when booking through our Box Office.

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Triple Bill Mislead & iDance

for S1–s3

Presented by Jackin' in the Box Jackin' in the Box is an all-female hip hop dance group. Mislead takes a lighthearted look at gender identities and stereotypes. It was originally created for the Breakin' Convention Tour 2010 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. iDance explores the way music transports us instantly to another place in time and brings back memories! It features music that influenced the hip hop dance styles we know today and was created through a residency at Dance Base and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011.

Decreasing Infinity Presented by Balbir Singh Dance Company Decreasing Infinity, a male duet created by Balbir Singh, draws on both Kathak (a north Indian classical dance style) and contemporary dance. Clear, sharp and intensely rhythmic, this dynamic male duet is accompanied by the intense rhythms of live tabla and human beatbox. Guardian 'Pick of the Week' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. Thursday 19 April / For ages 11+ 10.30am – 11.30am: Performances only (all 3 performances combined) 10.30am – 12.30pm: Performance & choose a workshop Tickets £5.50 schools & friends / £7 full price

workshops Following the Triple Bill performances the companies will lead pupils in a range of dance and music workshops at macrobert. They are available on a first come, first served basis when booking through our Box Office.

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Take part: The Red Shoes Project Put on es d Sho your re nce… and da

The Red Shoes project gives everyone the opportunity to take part in the Let’s Dance Festival. We will be holding workshops for families, a schools competition and an invitation to everyone to perform as part of our Red Shoes community dance performances.

Create Red Shoes We are collecting creative contributions from anyone who would like to share their thoughts about Red Shoes and what they mean to them. Take a photograph, write a poem or statement, draw a doodle, make a dance, make a film, design or customise your own red shoe — the choice is yours. For details of how to submit your creation please visit www.macrobert.org/letsdance. The closing date for submissions is Friday 30 March.

Perform Red Shoes On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April we will celebrate a day of dance in various spaces around the University and macrobert throughout the day. Everyone is invited to join in and make dance part of their lives. Performance workshops will take place throughout March and early April. To note your interest in performing please contact Helen Doherty at helen.doherty@macrobert.org

View Red Shoes The Red Shoe Project exhibition will open on Friday 20 April and run at macrobert until the end of June.

Put on your red shoes and dance… …at the Red Shoe Ceilidh at macrobert. Book your ticket to come and dance and join the party — see over page for details.

Family workshops macrobert will be running workshops for families as part of our Family Funday events — on Sunday 26 February and Sunday 1 April. Details will be available on the macrobert website and the Box Office nearer the time.

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schools competition: red shoes schools art competition Schools in the Forth Valley area are invited to enter our Red Shoe Project competition. To enter we would like you to create a piece of art or a story inspired by the Red Shoe theme. There are three categories for three age groups: Nursery, primary and secondary. Winners in each category will be exhibited as part of the Red Shoe exhibition at macrobert. They will also win free tickets for their class for a performance of their choice in the macrobert theatre programme. Terms and conditions apply. Closing date for submissions is Friday 23 March 2012. For further details of how to submit artwork for the competition please contact the macrobert arts team, visit www.macrobert.org/letsdance or email education@macrobert.org

red shoe project key dates ► Family workshops Sunday 26 February & Sunday 1 April ► Community dance workshops Throughout March and early April ► Schools competition closing date Friday 23 March ► Community entries submission date Friday 30 March ► Red Shoe Performances Friday 20 & Saturday 21 April ► Red Shoe Ceilidh Saturday 21 April

The Red Shoe project will be run by artists Brian Hartley and Janice Parker and macrobert artists and staff.

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Underneath The Floorboards

for families

Co-produced by balletLORENT and Northern Stage For under 5s An original dance adventure with songs and music for under 5s, Underneath the Floorboards is a new work from award-winning choreographer Liv Lorent, who has worked with a compelling range of collaborators to create this enchanting production. John discovers a bottomless box that takes him Underneath the Floorboards and into a strange and wonderful world… Doe eyed Fawn, blue bundle of fluff Guffy and punky Mimic lead John on a magical starlit journey home. Saturday 21 April 11.00am & 2.30pm Tickets: £5.50 Friends / £7 full price / £25 family of four

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The Red Shoe Ceilidh

for e everyon

Put on your red shoes and dance… at the Red Shoe Ceilidh at macrobert. The Ceilidh is open to everyone, but the first session (7.00 – 8.30pm) will have more of a focus for families and those new to ceilidh-ing, with easier dances and time given to learn the steps. From 9.00pm, we’ll up the tempo for an end of Festival party! Saturday 21 April 7.00 – 10.30pm Tickets: £5.50 friends & children / £7 full price

Red Shoe Project performances We will celebrate a day of dance in various spaces around the University and macrobert throughout the day. Everyone is invited to join in and make dance part of their lives. See centre pages for more information. Friday 20 & Saturday 21 April Throughout the day Free

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macrobert dance classes for all ages FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN ► Twisting Toddlers — for 18 months (or from walking) – 3yrs ► Dinky Dancers — for 3-5 year olds

FOR PRIMARY AGES ► Dance Jam 1 and 2

FOR SECONDARY AGES ► Street Dance ► macrobert Youth Dance Company MYDC

FOR ADULTS ► Dance for 60+

Boys do dance ► A new group starting this year If you are interested in being part of any of these classes please contact Helen Doherty on helen.doherty@macrobert.org or call our Box Office on 01786 466666 for more information.

Coming soon to macrobert

Michael Clark Company come, been and gone '…beautifully and inspiringly danced… unmissable' The Daily Telegraph Wedesday 23 May 7.30pm Thursday 24 May 7.30pm

On sale: ► 10 Feb — for macrobert Friends ► 18 Feb — for public Oxana Panchenko & Clair Thomas Photo: Jake Walters

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What we offer schools Curriculum For Excellence Guidelines Taking part in the Let’s Dance Festival is a great way for schools to develop the Curriculum for Excellence in Expressive Arts and Health and Wellbeing. Please visit our website www.macrobert.org or contact Ewan Cameron at ewan.cameron@macrobert.org for further information on curriculum links.

Up to 50% Travel Subsidy We support schools and groups to attend the Let’s Dance Festival through our Travel Subsidy Scheme. A bus subsidy of 25% is available for all groups over 20 attending. Or take up our Early Bird Offer for an even better deal!

Early Bird Offer Book and pay for your tickets before 29 February to claim a 50% bus subsidy. Terms and conditions apply — please contact macrobert’s Box Office on 01786 466666 for details.

Free Teacher Tickets We offer free teacher’s tickets for schools and nurseries. Terms and conditions apply — please contact macrobert’s Box Office on 01786 466666 for details.

Schools Workshops Some of our Let’s Dance Festival schools performances have pre-performance workshops available. Please ask at the time of booking if you are interested in a workshop in your school.

Accessible venue macrobert is fully accessible for wheelchairs and prams. If anyone in your group has any special requirements, please let us know in advance to ensure we can make your visit fully enjoyable. Concession tickets are available for people with a disability plus their carer.

Schools Competition Schools in the Forth Valley area are invited to enter our Red Shoe Project competition. See page 7 for details.

How to Book For school and group bookings please email groups@macrobert.org or call the Box Office at 01786 466666.

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festival timetable Wednesday 18 april 11.00am – 12noon

Scottish Dance Theatre: What On Earth?!

for ages 5-11

1.30 – 2.30pm

Scottish Dance Theatre: What On Earth?!

for ages 5-11

thursday 19 april 10.30 – 12.30am

Jackin' in the Box & Balbir Singh Dance Company: Triple Bill & workshops

for ages 11+

friday 20 april 10.30 – 11.30am

We Dance, wee groove

for under 5s

1.30 – 2.30pm

We Dance, wee groove

for under 5s

Throughout the day

Red Shoes Performances

for all ages

saturday 21 april 11.00am

balletLORENT & Northern Stage: Underneath the Floorboards

for under 5s

2.30pm

balletLORENT & Northern Stage: Underneath the Floorboards

for under 5s

Throughout the day

Red Shoes Performances

for all ages

7.00 – 10.30pm

The Red Shoe Ceilidh and party

for all ages

dance on the big screen Dance films will be screened in the macrobert filmhouse during the week. For more details and to vote for your favourite dance film online go to www.macrobert.org/letsdance

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macrobert arts centre limited is a Scottish charity, no SC039546 | To support us with donations please go to www.macrobert.org/donate | University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA | www.macrobert.org | 01786 466666

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