Today the group did some work towards their Arts Award.
After an intense warm up the group started learning some new choreography. The new piece focuses on floor work and working with different levels.
Rehearsals for the diverse Christmas carol are in full swing this evening.
A Diverse Carol is going to be a journey through a variety of diverse cultures but with a Christmas twist.
Here the group are practicing some moves inspired by Bollywood, which is just one of the cultures represented within the show.
The group have been inspired by the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro and will be performing this celebratory dance at their Christmas show.
This dance is all about group solidarity and celebrating and this can really be seen in the big, outstretched movements that the group are learning.
Made to Dance made another great impact over the summer with their end of term show at Lambeth Country Show.
Made 2 Dance had a great summer of performing
We kicked started the performances with our involvement with Big Dance Festival with an exciting project that involved us performing as part of the Routes To The River which was commissioned by Sioibhan Davies
Routes the the River was a playful journey of performances from Siobhan Davies to the Southbank Centre as part of Big Dance 2014 on Sunday 13th July. Audiences were provided with a specially illustrated map and led along a winding route through spaces and discreet spaces around the gardens at Kennington Park. The audience met various dance groups around the site specific promenade that explored water and our relation to it and the patterns it creates. The piece was choreographed by Henriatta Hale and the audience were invited to contribute to Your Move, Siobhan Davies Dance photoblog – please click performance here for more info
The Made2Dance crew have been selected for the Big Dance Festival performance, Routes to The River. Made 2 Dance applied to Siobhan Davies Studios and were selected along side 7 other groups and will be performing alongside 100 performers on a site specific trail from Siobhan Davies Studios, through Imperial War Museum and ending at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Roof Gardens.
The group this week went over their Code of Conduct that they produced last week. The Code of Conduct covers all aspects of the dance session from Listening to teacher, respecting each other, what to wear to class and how to behave. The code of Conduct also covers the rules for when the group are on the minibus, this includes rules such as not distracting the driver and always wearing a seat belt.
We also discussed the consequences of rule breaking so everyone in the group is clear about what happens if a rule is broken. We made sure everyone agreed with the rules and we all signed contracts of agreement.
We did this to make sure the dance class is a positive and productive environment where everyone stays respectful and focused.