Date: Sun 31 Jul 2022
The festival will comprise a multisensory zone where you can learn about dances from each continent, try on traditional clothing, play musical instruments from multiple countries and even be transported around the globe through virtual reality technology! Magpie dancers will be leading workshops in a range of dance styles accompanied by live music – you are welcome to have a go or just enjoy watching. This will be followed by a full company performance by Magpie Dance.
Tickets: Buy tickets – Global Moves and Grooves – Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (tickettailor.com)
Date: Sat 18 Jun 2022
Magpie Dance will present a performance and inclusive workshop as part of Wandsworth Arts Festival.
Date: Thu 16 Jun 2022
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Magpie Dance were part of the Protein 21 Reimagine project. Over lockdown, Magpie Dance transferred the work online to produce the film ‘From Me’ based on Luca Silvestrini’s Protein piece ‘Dear Body’. Magpie dancers began the process by writing a letter to their body. These letters were then used to create the movement and soundscore for 'From Me'
Date: Fri 27 May 2022
Date: Fri 19 Nov 2021
If you had to write a letter to your body, what would you say? Seven Magpie dancers (aged 18 – 30), all of whom have learning disabilities, collaborate to produce their first film. Each of the dancers were asked to write to their body, exploring how they perceived themselves, others and the world around them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing upon their feelings and experiences, they choreographed sequences to portray their stories. Working closely with the facilitators, each student took on a different production/editing role, and joined forces with a professional musician to devise, compose and record the music. For one student this included playing the French horn live! To find out more about the project and how the film was made via Zoom during lockdown, watch 'The Making of… From Me': https://youtu.be/BzLAWL200dw
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