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Celebrating arts and literature across London libraries SPINE Festival returns from the 3rd-5th March 2016. Join dancer, choreographer and Artist in Residence, Annarita Mazzilli, at Leytonstone Library for fun dance workshops! Enter the magical world of dance and theatre.
Different workshops will be running at various times throughout the festival, 3-5 March. Use the below links to book your space or contact the library directly for more details.
Thursday 3 March, 4.30-6pm | Age guidance: 11-14 yrs | Friday 4 March, 5-6.30pm | Age guidance: 11-14yrs
Join us as we cross the fictional worlds of your favourite novels and films, with the motion and beauty of dance. All abilities welcome, no previous dance experience necessary.
Dancing with Dahl
Saturday 5 March, 11am-12noon | Age guidance: 3-5yrs
Fun for small people with huge imaginations! Explore Roald Dahl’s amazing characters through dance as you giggle and wiggle your way through games and stories inspired by his fantastical universe.
Saturday 5 March, 2.30-3.30pm and 4-5pm | Age guidance: 5-11 yrs
Discover a trail through the library as you transform through dance into all your favourite Roald Dahl creations! And parents are welcome to get involved too!
SPINE Festival 2016 Showcase
Saturday 5 March, 5.30-7pm | Age guidance: all ages welcome
Celebrate the finale of our SPINE festival Artist in Residence series with a chance to both watch and take part in performances and invite your family to see what you’ve learned and created!
There will also be specially featured dance performances of Raining Cats and Dogs from
Ideachor Performance Group and a screening of MDT latest project Trail Tale - La Melodia on Thursday, 6.30pm and Saturday, 5.30-7pm.
When: Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 March, various times
Where: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, London E11 1HG
Info: email@example.com | 020 8496 3000 | Eventbrite #SpineFestival2016
2016 will see even more boroughs and libraries joining in across London including, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Lewisham, Southwark, Sutton, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Waltham Forest and Westminster.
SPINE Festival encourages children and people of all ages to explore and express ideas creatively, to stand up and be heard, and to view their local libraries as the cultural spine of their community.
More info HERE!
Follow us on the festival's blog HERE!
SPINE Festival is produced by Apples and Snakes in partnership with library authorities across London.
New adult dance courses at Idea Store Learning from 21st September 2015.
To view the performing arts section of the course guide click here!
To enrol or for more information, call 020 7364 5665, text IDEA and your name to 07950 080 341, visit your local Idea Store or Learning Centre.
Please note the audition for the Intensive dance Training Course is on:
Thursday 17th September 2015 6-9pm, Whitechapel Idea Store (Dance Studio)
Annarita will be teaching courses in Ballet and Contemporary dance styles (Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate levels).
She will also lead the Intensive Dance Training Course:
Do you want to engage into intensive dance training and even pursue further professional dance training and look to develop a dance related career? This might be the course for you. A one year dance programme which has been originally developed in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. The programme is mainly centred on regular technique classes and creative workshops in Contemporary Dance and classical Ballet.
It aims to prepare individuals wishing to audition and progress onto Professional Dance Training courses and or just wanting to engage into more intensive training. Based on a model of providing training twice a week in the evening; this course offers particularly good structured training for people in full time work. As well as two Ballet classes and two Contemporary dance classes a week, you will be given performance opportunities including a full staged production in the Brady Arts Centre Theatre at the end of the course.
You should have some experience as a performer, who has received training in dance, and be presently capable of working at Improvers level (fundamental technical skills clearly understood and embodied) in Contemporary Dance and/ or elementary level (Confident grasp of the basic movement vocabulary) in classical Ballet.
To enrol on this course all interested participants must fill in an application form and attend an audition on THURSDAY 17th September 6-9pm at Whitechapel Idea Store
To request an application form and confirm attendance to the audition, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Code: C4288 - £23
Saturday 11 July - Thursday 16 July
Saturday 9.30am, Sunday 11.15am and Monday - Thursday 6pm
Course Code: C4289 - £23
Saturday 11 July - Thursday 16 July
Saturday 11.15am, Sunday 1pm and Monday -Thursday 7.30pm
Venue: Idea Store Whitechapel Dance Studio
To enrol, call 02073645665 text IDEA and your name to 07950080341, visit your local Idea Store or Learning Centre www.ideastore.co.uk
Annarita Mazzilli will be be choreographing a new piece on BA dance students from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance from 23rd March till 3rd April 2015.
Inspired by the Scottish legend ‘Robert Bruce and the Spider’ and its deriving famous quote: “Try, try, and try again”, MDT will create a dance theatre piece about determination, perseverance, the courage to look beyond failure and the journey to achieve a goal.
Keep checking this space for updates on this and other projects.
Trail Tale - Snapshots
See below, the first image by Andrea Gambadoro inspired by one of the themes of Trail Tale