Dance Woking is delighted to confirm receipt of a grant to support our Spring 2020 Programme from Arts Council England’s Project grants fund. Celebrating 25 years of dance in Woking the Spring Programme forms part of the festivities focusing on the different ways we engage with our audiences providing opportunities to watch, take part and perform in dance. The grant has enabled us to bring James Wilton Dance Company’s new piece The Storm to Woking; James’s piece provides a stimulus for our work with Boys and wellbeing; his work is of a very physical nature with highly energetic movement. James’s work also explores the effects of mental health, likened to that of a storm, this aligns well with our dance and resilience project. Partnering with the Youth Service in Woking & Surrey we are taking our Dance & Resilience pilot project to Woking High School with funding from Active Surrey.
Additional activity that this grant is supporting is Evolve Youth Dance, which sees us deliver 3 days of dance for young people 12 years and older, led by James Wilton Dance, providing a great opportunity for local aspiring young dancers to work with a professional company. The group will learn company technique and develop their choreographic skills working towards a curtain-raiser for James Wilton Dance Company’s The Storm on Tuesday 25 February.
As well as developing our relationship with James Wilton Dance we are pleased to start a new one with Oxford based dance and theatre company Justice in Motion. The company will be delivering 3 days of performance parkour over February half term at Sheerwater Youth Centre, this is a development opportunity and follows on from our weekly Thursday parkour sessions called Rotate Parkour at Addlestone and Sheerwater Youth Centres.
For further details about Dance Woking’s February activities and performance platforms please see our website.