Dynamic Dance Music and Film


Arts Active Summer Project

Participate, Plus, Uncategorized

Arts Active are recruiting participants for their summer project. We’re working on a large scale project partnering Community Music Wales, Earthfall Dance, Literature Wales, Crew Celf and NoFitState Circus to create a cabaret/ variety style performance. This opportunity is open to 14 – 25 year olds.
Project dates: Monday 1st – Saturday 6th August 2016
There will be a week of workshops hosted at RWCMD with rehearsals and a public performance taking place at the New Theatre (tickets now on sale).
*** This project is 100% FREE to participants ***
Participants can register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-involved-performance-at-…
For any additional information about the project or questions, contactarts-acivehelen@artsactive.org.uk.

Meet David Johnson


IMG_2019My name is David Johnson; I have just taken over as Touring and Development Officer here at Earthfall. I have been engaging with the arts for most of my life. As a lifelong musician I have performed as part of many

projects across the UK. I spent many years living in Manchester where I was able to develop some great community art projects. While studying at University I initiated a community Samba project; we delivered workshops in Primary Schools and Young Offenders Centres and regularly played sets at some of Manchester’s club nights. I also took advantage of Manchester’s vibrant arts scene and ran a regular night of music, poetry and drama.


I used these experiences to spend three years working with Manchester City Council. The focus of my role was to deliver music workshops to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities in one of Manchester’s most deprived areas. I am passionate about increasing access to the arts for people with disabilities. I have worked with some amazing artists who are committed to making sure the arts do not become inaccessible to vulnerable groups.


I have recently returned from living in Barcelona for two years. During this time I was able to learn Spanish and work as a language teacher and a proof-reader. I also linked up with a Spanish Language theatre company and developed the score for their production 9 Metros. I returned to the UK absolutely committed to working for a creative and challenging company, which shared my passion for creativity and community engagement. I am thrilled to have joined the team at Earthfall; I am inspired by their previous works I am very excited by their plans for the future. I was drawn to Earthfall for a number of reasons. Their work is energetic, unusual and challenges the audience to interpret the narrative themselves. I love the more experimental side of film, music and theatre and was impressed by Earthfall’s use of fantastic live scores and progressive work in film.

Everyone at Earthfall has been really welcoming and I am enjoying discovering Cardiff and all it has to offer in the arts.

Follow David on Twitter @davidJonson_

Work for Earthfall

Participate, Plus, Production

Earthfall is seeking a new member of staff to join the core team.  

Earthfall enters its 25th year of activity in 2014/15 and is seeking a creative thinking Development / Touring Officer to join the producing team.   In 2015, the company will be producing a new mid-scale work, which will tour the UK (including a London season), with potential mainland European touring.

The Role would suit someone who has some experience of working in the arts and wishes to develop their experience in a general management / producing role.  Earthfall is committed to providing personal and professional development opportunities for its entire staff.

Click below for full role and personal specification:



Please send a full CV and a covering letter by email only, outlining your reasons for wanting to work with Earthfall, along with your professional experience and how it relates to the role, to:  jobs@earthfall.org.uk.  Please put the title DEVELOPMENT OFFICER in the subject line. 

CV’s and accompanying letters must be received by noon on Monday 5th January 2015.

Earthfall at Tanzmesse


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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