We have barely caught our breath yet from the whirl wind that was 2013! The SLiDE calendar was packed with two large community projects, workshops in local schools, youth dance projects and of course the barn dance, attended by 85 people. Anita and I were thrilled by the response to our work:
‘Park Life was breath taking. I haven’t seen something emerge from my park, that was so in tune with it, ever! Well done, more please.’
‘A very rich performance, in terms of ideas and themes. I loved the interaction in the duets and the use of words too was really good. Great deal of humour and apposite emotion. ‘Unexpected Item’ was gorgeous and heartbreaking in places, actually.’
You can see plenty of footage from these events via the SLiDE gallery.
SO! In the meantime we have busy in a different way. We have been joined by a fabulous Board of Directors, Joanne Lyons, Tamsin Watson and Thomas Cresswell. You can read more about them here. Our first board meeting, at the end of January, was extremely productive and are looking forward to the journey ahead.
Our current venture is a partnership youth dance project with The Brit School. On Thursday 20th March our newly formed group will perform as part of the ‘Positive Push’ platform. The group have been assisted by three students from the ‘Community Arts Practice’ strand at The Brit School, who have contributed greatly in terms of their passion and energy for inclusive dance.
There is plenty more in the pipeline line and I leave you with one thought:
Did you know there are 42 slides in the borough of Croydon?
Watch this space…….