Artistic Director Jess Cohen travelled up to Coleg Ceredigion in Aberystwyth last week, with tutors Murilo Leite and Timothy Wilson, to run a week-long series of dance, theatre and music workshops with young people at the College.
The students, from a mix of performance disciplines, explored various facets of the choreography, composition and structure of the Chelsea Hotel performance in order to produce their own creative performance at the end of the week.
I loved working with the students at Coleg Ceredigion. We demanded a lot from them and sometimes their bodies really hurt, but they got through it and put on a wonderful performance. I’m full of admiration for the resident tutors who put their heart and soul into their work week-in and week-out.
Artistic Director Jess Cohen
Performing arts students performed guitar, bass and vocals, while media students documented the work on film and conducted Andy Warhol style interviews, which appear alongside the dance during final performance.
Working on basic lifts, counterbalances, contemporary movement and music, students examined new elements of performance, which will enhance their learning and development and build up their professional experience.
“Didn’t want the week to end – I want all weeks to be like this one. Earthfall residency has been top to bottom incredible”
James Baker, Performing Arts Student, Coleg Ceredigion
Chelsea Hotel is on its way to Aberystwyth Arts Centre tomorrow night for its penultimate performance in the Autumn tour.
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