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spring 2018


CONVERSATION / SHARING / RESEARCH

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENTS SUNDAY SUPPLEMENTS ARE A CHANCE FOR YOU TO COME AND HAVE BREAKFAST AND SHARE IDEAS IN A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WHERE DANCE ARTISTS AND PERFORMANCEMAKERS SHARE WORKS-INPROGRESS AND DISCUSS THEIR PROJECTS WITH YOU.

ROBERT CLARK (UK) MASS Choreographer Robert Clark is fascinated by people, how we connect with one another and how these deep unspoken connections may hold the key to us understanding ourselves and each other in new and wonderful ways. MASS is an immersive performance experience inspired by what he has found and is still discovering. In this Sunday Supplement, Robert invites you to be both spectator and participant, moving between conversation and interactive exercises, to offer you the chance to experience yourself in relation to others in potentially illuminating ways. SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 11AM – 1PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET, NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR FREE but booking required • www.dance4.co.uk Suitable for all A Compass Commission from the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, co-produced by Greenwich Dance, commissioned by The Place, supported by Dance4, DanceEast, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Trestle Arts Base and South East Dance.


CONVERSATION / SHARING / RESEARCH

For the artists this is an opportunity to propose new ideas and discourse, and bring their choreographic processes into a wider context. For audiences this is a chance to support regional artists and engage with the early development of choreographic ideas. SUNDAY 25 MARCH 11AM – 1PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR FREE but booking required www.dance4.co.uk Suitable for all

ARTIST CALL OUT East Midlands in Focus Dance4 recognises the need for opportunities to help shape artists’ work in the early stages of research and production. Dance4 is inviting East Midlandsbased artists to present excerpts or ideas from early stages of their choreographic work. This opportunity includes free studio space at iC4C, support from Dance4’s producers and a sharing at the Sunday Supplement: East Midlands in Focus event. For further information, please visit www.dance4.co.uk or email hannah@dance4.co.uk APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Photo: Ludovic des Cognets

Sally hosts a Score Sunday to explore the process, rationale and challenge involved in how artists across different art forms use scores to generate choreographic material for performance. The day includes a practical workshop, sharing of performance works and a discussion with French choreographer and dance artist Philippe Blanchard. You will gain first-hand experience of working with a score and develop your understanding of how to create your own to generate performance material. SUNDAY 11 FEBRUARY 11.30AM – 4PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR Tickets: £15 www.dance4.co.uk Suitable for artists 16+

Photo: Laura McGregor

Come along to a Sunday Supplement where you can meet three regional artists who will share their work and practice.

SALLY DOUGHTY (UK) & PHILIPPE BLANCHARD (FR) Score Sunday

RESIDENCIES AT iC4C For over 25 years Dance4 has hosted artists to research practice and make work, including Rosemary Butcher, Hetain Patel, Wendy Houston, Theo Clinkard and Lucy Suggate. Our flexible facilities at iC4C allow us to welcome a range of artists who share our desire to uncover new ideas and perspectives on dance and choreographic practices. Residencies at iC4C are available to regional, national and internationally based dance artists and are tailored to their particular interests and needs. Where it is appropriate, artists can choose to share their work with an audience through our open studio, workshop and Sunday Supplement programmes.

Photo: Martine Hamilton Knight

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT East Midlands in Focus


PARTICIPATION/ PRESENTATION

DANCE! The NELKEN-Line By Pina Bausch Dance the famous sequence by iconic German choreographer Pina Bausch: the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter line from NELKEN, 1982, as part of a world-wide participatory project. NELKEN-Line describes the four seasons with a few simple, repeated gestures. 

WORKSHOPS THURSDAY 12 APRIL 6.30PM & 7.30PM TUESDAY 17 APRIL 6.30PM & 7.30PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR

Families, groups and individuals are welcome to learn it from an online video or at workshops at iC4C lead by choreographer Emma Lewis-Jones, to be one of the one hundred people who will perform it together in Nottingham City Centre. A film about the event will be available on the Pina Bausch Foundation website with other entries from all over the world.

PERFORMANCE SUNDAY 22 APRIL 12.30PM – 5.30PM NOTTINGHAM CITY CENTRE

To sign up email ben@dance4.co.uk by THURSDAY 29 MARCH 12NOON

Suitable for all No dance experience needed

ARTISTIC DOCTORATES IN EUROPE

WATCH ONLINE

In June 2017 Talking, Thinking, Dancing took place at Dance4’s iC4C and brought together international artists and researchers to discuss the past, present and future of Practice as Research doctorates. The event is now available to watch online. www.artisticdoctorates.com

ADiE is a partnership between Zodiak Centre for New Dance, Kiasma Theatre Museum and University of the Arts Helsinki (FI), Weld and Stockholm University of the Arts (SE), and Dance4, University of Chichester and Middlesex University (UK), funded by Erasmus+.

Photo: Lars Åsling

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Photo: Sala Seddiki © Pina Bausch Foundation

ADiE is a European partnership enhancing artistic research degrees in dance and performance through the intersection between universities and the wider arts sector.

For specific locations, please visit www.dance4.co.uk


PARTICIPATION / PRESENTATION

COMING UP NEXT SEASON FROM DANCE4 ‘...the work of a rare choreographer who knows what she wants and knows how to get it and then gives it to you.’ – Plays to See ★★★★★

HAGIT YAKIRA DANCE (IL / UK) Free Falling – Double Bill Based on a collection of stories gathered through years of working as a dance movement therapist, Hagit has created a powerful and atmospheric double bill that eloquently uncovers real life experiences about anxieties, ambitions and the common uncertainties we share. THURSDAY 10 MAY 7PM – 8PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) Suitable for 12+ Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; Sadler’s Wells, Laban Theatre, Dance4 and Spin Arts. Photo: Camilla Greenwell

DANCE4 IN THE PARK Save the date for a fantastic summer family day in King Edward Park, directly opposite iC4C. The day will be full of exciting experiences for all the family where you will have the chance to explore the park animated by specially commissioned outdoor performances. Dance4 will be fundraising to support the day. Find out more at www.dance4.co.uk SATURDAY 28 JULY KING EDWARD PARK NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR Photo: Levantes Dance Company


PRESENTATION / YOUNG PEOPLE / PARTICIPATION

U.DANCE 2018

One group from the region will be selected by a panel of dance industry experts to progress to One Dance UK’s U.Dance 2018 national youth dance festival, hosted in Suffolk.

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 7.30PM LINCOLN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE LN6 7TS Tickets: £8 / £6 www.lpac.co.uk

SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 4PM & 7.30PM CURVE, LEICESTER LE1 1SB Tickets: £10 / £8 www.curveonline.co.uk

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 7PM THE CORE AT CORBY CUBE NN17 QG Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50 www.thecorecorby.com

FRIDAY 9 MARCH 7.30PM DÉDA DERBY DE1 3GU Tickets: £10 / £8 www.deda.uk.com

SUNDAY 18 MARCH 7.30PM NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS NG7 2RD Tickets: £8 / £6 www.lakesidearts.org.uk

XZIBIT YOUNG CREATIVES 2018

NOTTINGHAM YOUNG CREATIVE AWARDS

An exciting, fast paced evening of dance created by young choreographers working in urban, classical and contemporary dance styles. The event is the result of an intensive programme where young people are mentored by established artists to develop their own choreography, lighting and costume.

Young dancers and choreographers aged between 13–24 years who are based in Nottingham are invited to enter with a piece of work to be considered for a Nottingham Young Creative Dance award. Receiving an award can help support your creative future. Find out more at www.youngcreativeawards.org or www.dance4.co.uk

SATURDAY 17 MARCH 7.30PM NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS Tickets £8/£6 • www.lakesidearts.org.uk Suitable for all Xzibit is curated by Gareth Woodward and developed in partnership with Inspire Youth Arts.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY 23 MARCH AWARDS CEREMONY: WEDNESDAY 23 MAY, NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE Dance4 and Nottingham City Care Partnership are proud sponsors of the Dance category of the Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2018.

Photo: Kim Watson

U.Dance is back for 2018 with a series of county platforms enabling young people to present exceptionally high quality youth dance and choreography in some of the most prestigious venues in the region.


PRESENTATION / YOUNG PEOPLE

NOTTINGHAM PUPPET FESTIVAL THURSDAY 22 – SUNDAY 25 MARCH 2018 THEATRE ROYAL & ROYAL CONCERT HALL, CITY ARTS AND NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY PRESENT THE CITY’S VERY FIRST PUPPET FESTIVAL. FEATURING SHOWS, TALKS, SCREENINGS, WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY EVENTS IN A VARIETY OF SPACES AND FOR ALL AGES, A MAGICAL PUPPET PARADE WILL BRING THE FESTIVAL TO A SPECTACULAR CLOSE. @NottmPuppetFest www.nottinghampuppetfestival.co.uk

TESSA BIDE (UK) A Strange New Space Did you know that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth? Amira does. She is obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an astronaut. One night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. Amira goes to pack her bag for the intergalactic trip that she’s been waiting for... A nonverbal, physical show for the whole family using puppetry and original music, the show is an imaginary voyage into space, paralleled with Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee. SATURDAY 24 MARCH 3PM – 3.45PM & 5PM – 5.45PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR Tickets: £8 Suitable for 4+

‘Tessa Bide understands children in a way that can’t be taught’ – Children’s Theatre Reviews

Photo: Paul Blakemore


LEARNING AND SKILLS

CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TRAINING OPEN TASTER SESSION

DANCE4 NURTURES THE ASPIRING AND TALENTED YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS AND DANCERS OF TOMORROW.

A FREE Open Taster Session for young people aged between 11–17 years, to take part and experience a CAT session before auditioning for the programme. The taster includes contemporary technique and creative, as well as an opportunity to watch current CAT students participate in a class. SATURDAY 28 APRIL 3.45PM – 6.15PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR FREE but booking required Suitable for 11–17 years

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LEARNING AND SKILLS

Dance4’s Centre for Advanced Training in dance continues to offer free dance workshops to secondary schools across the East Midlands, giving students a taste of the CAT programme. Workshops can take place during term time between November and April and are aimed at secondary school age young people who are interested in dance. FREE but booking required Suitable for 11–16 years Duration: 2 hrs

BOYS’ ONLY EXPERIENCE DAY Dance4’s Centre for Advanced Training in dance is offering boys aged 11–17 years a day of dance workshops. Whatever your previous experience of dance, come and take part in a day of workshops with inspiring Hip Hop and Contemporary dance professionals. SUNDAY 13 MAY 11AM – 4PM iC4C, 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR FREE but booking required Suitable for 11–17 years

JUMP START Jump Start is a creative dance programme for children aged 7–11 years, designed for them to develop confidence, have fun and channel energy into creativity. Jump Start is part of Dance4’s Centre for Advanced Training’s development programme. MONDAYS DURING TERM TIME 4.15PM – 5.15PM Weekly Payment: £3 per session (£1.50 concessions) Termly Payment: £27 (get one class free)

MAIL CAT@DANCE4.CO.UK OR PHONE 0115 924 2016.

Photo: David Severn

FREE DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS


SPRING HIGHLIGHTS

NOTTINGHAM DANCE HIGHLIGHTS

JOSS ARNOTT DANCE (UK) Triple Bill

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY 7.30PM NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS NG7 2RD www.lakesidearts.org.uk Suitable for 12+ Presented in partnership with Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Dance4.

GECKO THEATRE (UK) The Wedding

RAMBERT (UK) Symbiosis / A Linha Curva / Goat

Inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, the ensemble guides audiences through a dystopian world. THURSDAY 1 – SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 8PM NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE NG1 5AF www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk Suitable for 14+ Photo: Tristam Kenton

CONTACT US DANCE4 / iC4C 2 DAKEYNE STREET NOTTINGHAM NG3 2AR info@dance4.co.uk 0115 924 2016

A programme full of energy, live music and dancing. A Linha Curva, a drum-beating party piece, will be followed by Symbiosis, a celebration of the dancers’ skills. The final piece, choreographed by Ben Duke and inspired by the music of Nina Simone, is the darkly funny and deeply moving Goat. TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – THURSDAY 1 MARCH 7.30PM ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM NG1 5DN www.trch.co.uk • Suitable for 6+

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A highly charged and visually stunning evening of three works that explode with power and technical brilliance. The company will take you on a gripping journey through powerful choreography with two new works, A Movement in 3 and RUSH, alongside V that will feature live music.

Dance4 Spring 2018  
Dance4 Spring 2018  

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