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Creativity and Girls Dancing

Creativity and Girls Dancing

Creativity and Girls Dancing A report out today by the Royal Society for Public Health, available here examines the role of social media on young people’s mental health and well-being. This report basically shows that ‘social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis’. It is being increasingly  documented that the pressure on young people has […]

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Ownership

Ownership

As an artist working with young people in dance I (Sophie) have a responsibility to model a positive relationship with my body. Here I can be honest and say that my relationship with my body has shifted over time; from dancing making me feel incredibly sure of myself and my body and at other times […]

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Learning ways of Choreographing How my choreographic journey has progressed with Attik.

Learning ways of Choreographing How my choreographic journey has progressed with Attik.

Whenever the phrase “I would like you to choreograph a count of 8” is ushered in a dance space consisting of young people, the dancers in the room start to squeal and shrink away in horror. I used to be one of these young people a few years ago before I became a member of […]

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A call to Dance.

A call to Dance.

A call to Dance. After the violence of this week, both in Florida and with the news of the death of Jo Cox MP, I have been left shocked and saddened by the hate in the world. And with this sadness is the inevitable thought process of ‘what can we do to somehow effect change’? What can we […]

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Working with patterned movement in young dancers

Working with patterned movement in young dancers

Here at Attik Dance we are always working with new dancers, new explorations of creatively what a body can do, different experience levels and different levels of the experience of dance ‘technique’, or what we often now refer to as creatively limiting movement patterning. We use this term, creatively limiting movement patterning, not as a […]

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Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance Round 1 Audition

This weekend I travelled up to London to attend the SEAD audition. I was not feeling particularly confidant because of a back injury that I had been dealing with the past three weeks and the cramped eight hour coach journey up to London did nothing to ease my discomfort. On the Friday night I went […]

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Young Choreographers South West.

Last weekend I went to Bournemouth to attend the Young Choreographers South West two day course. The course consisted of numerous workshops by dance artists, performance artists and business enterprises to give an insight into all aspects of being and sustaining yourself as a choreographer. It was also a good opportunity to meet other like-minded […]

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Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance MoveMentors experience!

I spent the last ten days in Austria attending the MoveMentors course at Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. The week consisted of yoga, ballet and contemporary technique, improvisation and choreography classes along with an hour group feedback session at the end of each day. The technique classes were very detailed and enabled us to focus […]

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Pauline Finet – 6 Month blog

Pauline Finet - 6 Month blog

6 months, the time passed too quickly … I remember arriving with my ideas, I introduced myself as a master teacher of adapted activity, a history in dance, some performance as amateur … But finally it does not matter, one of the first things I’ve learned with Attik is to remain open, free and not […]

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Digitising Dance by Pauline Finet

Pavilion dance South West offered free full day workshops on how to create engaging and well produced dance films. Digitising Dance – Plymouth took place in the Dance and Drama studio at City College Plymouth, the Goshen Centre on Thursday 4th April 2013. The Workshop was lead by James, a filmmaker from Somerset Film, accompanied […]

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Work Placement – Pauline Finet, 2 months in

I’m Pauline from France. I’m here with the French program “Mevipro” who found Attik for me, in order to gain professional and linguistic experience for 6 months. I shadow Attik’s teachers who work with different groups and teach dance in a different way. This way I get to see a variety of teaching and ideas […]

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Work Placement – Pauline Finet

Hi, I’m Pauline Finet and I come from France. I arrived in January and I will be here for 6 months with Attik Dance in order to understand the functioning of an organisation of dance and disability. After completing a Master’s of “Intervention and Management of Physical Activities Adapted for Disabilities and Health” at the University of Lyon (France), I would like […]

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Work Placement – Sandra

I’m Sandra 24 years old and from Germany. I’m here on an Exchange project name IDA “Integration through Exchange”. Before this project I completed a 13 week English language course in Germany. My stay here has been for three months and the time flies by. Here in England, there is a partner school, which supports […]

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Works Experience Placement – Jenny Crowell

In October 2012 I started my work placement with Attik Dance as part of my third year university project. Every day spent with Attik dance was a pure joy, everyone I met was friendly, enthusiastic and inspirational. My project was looking at how the arts benefit people with disabilities, and after attending Attik 360 classes, […]

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Vienna by Clair Beckett

I have spent two amazing sunny, inspiring and thought provoking weeks in Vienna with Adam Benjamin a the Dance Ability and the Impuls dans Festival. I received a bursary from Adam Benjamin to go to Vienna to train in his Advanced Integrated training group run by Dance Ability.  This was an intense improvisation workshop for disabled and […]

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Dance Activity Training: Inset Training

We held our first inset training on Friday 18th May that was specifically designed for activity coordinators, care staff and support workers in a day service or care home setting who were interested in learning more about using dance in their centre. We took participants through exercises that they could run at their centre, developed […]

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