Community Platform 2013

We had a wonderful time at our community platform on Tuesday 26th February. It was such a fantastic mix of performers and it was lovely to see so many happy faces.

The evening started with beautiful films from Spindrift, Gloucester Dance and Access Theatre.

Attik 360 kicked the show off with ‘Strictly 360’, a piece based in what it is to be in a dance team. Callington Dance Academy followed with ‘Morning Questions’, a piece looking at identity and differences from person to person.

SculptMotion from ROC Creative performed ‘Dosey-Doe’ Yann Tiersen & ‘Wriggle’ Bloc Party, two contrasting pieces. Estria a resident street crew from Kingsbridge community college performed ‘groove’ a funky and signature mix of house, whacking, lyrical, popping and locking.

Acces Theatre performed ‘Memory Box’, a piece exploring memories and how they effect and shape us. Murlow’s piece was ‘untreated’ a duet devised from the common issue of uneven equality in inclusive dance.

Attik Youth Dance performed ‘The rues are….’ From exploring improvised frameworks, the young people set their own rules within different spaces and timing structures.

City College Plymouth’s BTEC Dance performed an Alston and Cunningham inspired piece which drives the dancers through a series of duets, solos and ensemble moments.

Exim performed ‘Waiting’ an abstract piece that explores elements of competition, conflict and disagreement within family life. Wheelfever performed ‘The start of something me’ “Find our who you are and do it on purpose.” (Dolly Parton)

Lastly we had The boys are back in town male dance project and ‘The body in Me’ a collaboration between Attik Dance and the Barbican theatre based on getting young male dancers from Plymouth to work with each other to create a piece to be performed in the current dance season.

We had our biggest audience yet and raised £380 for Attik 360.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the performers, the raffle prize donators, the volunteers, who made sure the evening, ran so smoothly, the audience for their amazing support, cheers and applause and City College Plymouth for the use of their performance space.

Community Platform – Preparations

Preparations for the community platform are well under way! The programme has been sent off to the printers, ticket sales are going well and we have some fantastic raffle prizes thanks to The Theatre Royal Plymouth, Woodlands Theme Park, Dartmoor Zoo, Plymouth Pavilions, the Eden project plus many more…….

We have a great mix of performers this year, with 12 groups taking to the stage including Attik 360, Callington Dance Academy, Roc Creative: SculptMotion, Estria (SpinDrift Youth), Katie Ness, Access Theatre, Murlow, Attik Youth Dance, BTEC Dance, City College Plymouth, Exim Dance, Wheelfever & The Boys are back in town project. Plus we have six films from  Spindrift dance company, Gloucester dance, Access Theatre & The Creative Space Group.

We would like to thank City College Plymouth, Print Options, Tom Dooleys, Jeremiahs Journey, Foto Now, Vernon Ballet plus all the performers for their support to make this platform happen.

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 to continue to enhance my knowledge in an English-speaking country and bring my skills to people with disabilities.

Dancing in a dance school and in an artistic student Company, I wanted to turn my teaching toward the alliance between art, body and disability.  I studied the management of the artistic and physical adapted activities in order to propose a dance structure for everybody.

Wishing for more experience, I came to Attik, to know how the development of dance and disability works in England. Also I would like to learn English in order to communicate and exchange with the entire world.

Since 2006, I have taught physical activities and especially dance for people with disabilities in institutions. I hope to learn more notions in order to design an organisation who respect as much as possible the wellbeing of disabled people with an international link.

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