Earthfall are taking part in the Tanzmesse festival in Dusseldorf from the 27th – 30th August 2014.
The Tanzmesse festival is one of Europe’s leading dance festivals which lasts for four days and includes; 11 venues, 60 companies on stage, 160 exhibitions booths from 40 countries representing more than 400 dance companies.
This is the 10th Tanzmesse and Earthfall join UK companies such as Shobana Jeyasingh, The Place, Dance 4 and Phoenix Dance representing the UK. Earthfall are the only company from Wales represented at the event and will be promoting dance in wales as as whole, for organisations such as Coreo Cymru, National Dance Company Wales, and Arts Council Wales.
“Tanzmesse festival is one the most important events for dance in Eurpoe and across the globe. It is important that Earthfall are there so that we can continue to increase our European profile and tour internationally. We are very exciting to be exhibiting at the event and look forward to being able to help promote Earthfall along with Welsh dance and Welsh companies such as National Dance Company Wales and Coreo Cymru. ” Stephan Stockton MBE, General Manager
The internationale tanzmesse is a biennial marketplace and festival platform for communicating and networking in the field of contemporary dance. At the Tanzmesse international dance companies and artists present their work live on stage and choreographers, dancers, agencies, presenters and cultural institutions network and present their work in a lively marketplace. The internationale tanzmesse nrw also hosts numerous international gatherings and meetings. The Tanzmesse is a project of the Gesellschaft für Zeitgenössischen Tanz, based in Cologne, Germany.
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Earthfall are taking part in RetroPerSpektywy Festival in Ludz, 21-24 August 2014.
Artistic Directors Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis along with Earthall dancers Alex Marshall Parsons and Lara Ward are continuing Earthfall’s long standing relationship with Theatr Chorea; they will deliver a number of talks and workshops based around Earthfall’s past productions.
Find out more and see a gallery of their activity in Poland here.
It was only two days long, but for those taking part it was two very intense and rewarding days. 15 dancers from across the UK and Europe, along with 4 very talented musicians, created a short performance based on elements of Chelsea Hotel and their own creative input. With dance, live music and text it was amazing to see such creativity over a short space of time.
The CPD intensive weekend (#efintensive) was the culmination of a year of Earthfall professional development classes. The intensive took place at National Dance Company Wales’s space the Dance House. It was led by Co Artistic Director Jessica Cohen, with Earthfall performers Alex Marshall Parsons and Lara Ward.
Here are some images from the weekend:
The weekend took place on the 16th and 17th August 2014.
In a culmination of our free continuing professional development (CPD) workshops series for 2014 we are offering a weekend intensive this summer, supported by Arts Council Wales and in partnership with National Dance Company Wales.
The sessions will be led by Artistic Director Jessica Cohen, with Earthfall performers Alex Marshall Parsons (Chelsea Hotel) and Lara Ward (Chelsea Hotel, The Factory, Gig, Gravitas)
This opportunity will be suitable for those with an interest in exploring new ideas, methods and styles and in developing individual physical, creative and choreographic skills.
Over the weekend you will get the chance to explore your own creativity within the context of Earthfall’s repertoire and methodology, taking your knowledge and practical skill set one step further.
Date: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014
Location: Man Gwyn Studio, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4PH
Arrival: 09:30 – 10:00
Class: 10.00– 13:00
Lunch Break: 13:00 – 13:45
*Sunday sharing: 16:30 – 17.00
(The chance to share your work; the creative process as well as the creative outcomes, with an invited audience)
Suitability: Dance/ physical theatre professionals, practitioners, graduates and final year students
For more information and to book a place on the course, please contact:
Helen Di Duca
Education and Participation Officer
02920 221 314
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