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Arts Active Summer Project

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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.

Dance and Live Music Intensive



Earthfall are to run a two day intensive on the 19th & 20th November, which will take place at Ballet Cymru as part of the Cardiff Dance Festival programme.  The intensive is targeted to both dance, physical theatre and music practitioners, professionals and final year/ recent graduate students.  The sessions will be led by Joint Artistic Director Jessica Cohen, with a selection of Earthfall’s exceptionally talented performers.

This brilliant professional development opportunity is suitable for those with an interest in exploring the relationship between movement and live music through a devising process, and in developing individual physical, creative and choreographic skills. This is the chance to take knowledge and practical skills one step further and it is absolutely FREE.

“I was lucky enough to attend Earthfall’s Professional Classes and found them to be not just great fun, but incredibly useful in developing my own skills and techniques as a dancer.  I can’t wait to get involved again.”  Cêt Haf, Freelance Dancer.

This will be an amazing opportunity for dancers and musicians from across Wales and further afield to come together to develop their professional training under the guidance of Earthfall’s expertise.

This opportunity has been made possible with the support of Ballet Cymru who are also nurturing the creative development of dancers in Wales through the Ballet Cymru Associate, residency and intensive programmes.

To book your place simply follow the link provided to the Eventbrite page

For more information please contact Kelly Barr, Education and Participation, at education@earthfall.org.uk

Finish our apologies


All of the segments of Stories from a Crowded Room are semi-autobiographical, based on true stories from company members. By piecing together small snippets of a persons reality, Artistic Directors Jim Ennis and Jessica Cohen were able to create the fragmented narrative of the production. Sharing and exploring stories has always been an essential part of Earthfall’s devising process.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell. As part of the #EFsorry campaign, we want to hear the stories behind your ‘Sorry’s’. Why are you sorry that you’re not good enough? Why are you sorry that you feel insecure? Why are you sorry that you broke that promise?

Finish our apologies with your own stories and send them to us in your preferred medium using the hashtag #EFsorry.




Get involved and follow the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Soundcloud. You can check out the full story at our online gallery.

Education Update


We may not have been on tour this week, but we’ve definitely been busy with outreach and participation activities.

In University of Wales Trinity St David BA Dance first years explored partner and ensemble work with Seb and Jess. Cardiff Metropolitan University BA Dance first years had a workshop based on Stories from a Crowded Room with dancers Lara and Rachael, specifically exploring partner work, and how you can use Stories from a Crowded Room as a stimulus during the devising/choreographic process.

As a continuation of our #EFsorry campaign, Kelly and Cat ran a social media workshop at Cardiff Youth Cool Deaf Club, exploring how Earthfall use social media platforms to engage with audiences and within the performance. Have a look at one of our apology video below:

Finally we ran a Stories from a Crowded Room workshop with drama students from Christ College, Brecon. Students explored the devising process, and conducted a Q&A with company members, Alex and Rosalind. It was great to see all of the students and staff get so involved. Here are some photos from the workshop:

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