Magpie Dance take part in two global digital dance projects


Posted on: April 19, 2018

Magpie participants have been taking part in two global digital dance projects this Spring term. Participants from Magpie Dance’s Junior, two Youth and two Adult Choreographer groups have all learnt material created by world famous choreographers. They adapted the material, making it their own and created films, which will be submitted to the two online upload projects.

The Magpie Juniors and two Magpie Youth groups worked towards ‘Learn! The Nelken Line’ – original work by German choreographer Pina Bausch. The groups filmed their own footage and film maker Sidonie Carey-Green is editing the final version thanks to Achievement Award funding from The Jack Petchey Foundation.

“In France, Ireland, Chile, Cyprus, Spain and Germany, dance lovers of all ages – professionals and amateurs – have responded to the call and danced their own individual NELKEN-Line.”

The two Magpie Adult Choreographers groups worked towards ‘The fABULEUS Rosas Remix Project’ – original work by Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. These groups have worked with film makers Charlotte Hunt and Ethan Roberts who have given in-kind support for both the filming and editing of the project.

“30 years ago, dance company Rosas put itself on the map with the production Rosas danst Rosas. This choreography has since been staged all over the world. And now it’s your turn. You dance Rosas. In a different setting, with a huge number of dancers… any way you like! Dance your own Rosas danst Rosas, make a video film of it and post it on the Re:Rosas! Website.”

We have really enjoyed being part of these global digital dance projects and learning about the work of Bausch and Keersmaeker.

Special thanks to The Glades, Bromley for allowing Magpie Dance to create their films in the shopping centre and also to DFS for allowing the Magpie Adult Choreographers to take over their shop and film their piece on various items of furniture!

We look forward to sharing the films with you when they are ready to upload.