ROTATE Performance Parkour – May Half Term!← BACK
What ROTATE Performance Parkour – May Half Term!
When Wed 29 and Thus 30 May 2019
Where The Kemp Room, H.G. Wells Conference & Events Centre, GU21 6HJ
Come and join Dance Woking for a two day Parkour workshop with the Urban Playground Team in May Half Term!
Zoo Humans Rotate group is a 2-day performance parkour workshop using a specially constructed structure led by The Urban Playground Team. On Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 May, participants will work towards putting together a short performance piece to be performed alongside The Urban Playground Team at Party in the Park on Saturday 6 July in Woking Park.
Dates: 29th & 30th May 2019
Venue: The Kemp Room, H.G. Wells Conference & Events Centre, GU21 6HJ
Time: 12noon – 4pm
Linked Offer: If you have booked on either the first or second phase of the Rotate sessions*, you can save £10.00 on the fee, therefore making it £20.00 instead of £30.00. Please e-mail Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of how to book.
Not attended Rotate?
About Rotate: Dance Woking holds weekly parkour sessions in Woking, and Addlestone.
The sessions are run in a safe and supportive environment, allowing progression of movement skills including running, jumping, vaulting, crawling, balancing, swinging, diving and rolling.
Addlestone: Thursdays, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: Addlestone Youth Centre, 121-125 Church Rd, Addlestone KT15 1SH
Spring term Dates: 24th January – 4th April (No class 21st Feb – Half Term)
Woking: Thursdays, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Sheerwater Youth Centre, Blackmore Crescent, Woking, GU215NS
Spring Term Dates: 24th January – 4th April (No class 21st Feb – Half Term)
Dance Woking has partnered with Active Surrey, Surrey Family services and supported by Surrey Community Foundation to bring you Rotate, a weekly drop-in session with funding support from Thames Valley Housing Association and Sportivate.
About: In ZOO HUMANS The Urban Playground Team brings Attenborough’s smooth narrative to a Kafka-esque reality [R&D Supported by ACE & The Hall for Cornwall]
In 1917 Franz Kafka told the story of an ape that made itself a human. Imitating the worst excesses of its captors it finally gained acceptance… as a variety performer. In 1967 Desmond Morris published the Human Zoo. His central theory: that modern humans resemble animals raised in captivity, divorced from their natural environment yet driven by underlying animal instincts. In 2017 One third of the UK’s children spends less time outdoors than its prisoners. By 2018 the UK is declared the most obese nation in Europe. Public Health England considers Physical Inactivity an epidemic, responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and linked to anxiety, depression and numerous other conditions.
In ZOO HUMANS The Urban Playground Team brings Attenborough’s smooth narrative to a Kafka-esque reality in which a group of humans have forgotten how to move. As they slowly become aware of the artificial world in which they’re living they must decide if they’ll chose to risk their comfort for freedom beyond the confines of a cage…
About: The UPGTeam is the original 2PK company, coining the phrase performance-parkour (or 2PK) to describe our unique fusion of authentic French-Freerunning with contemporary performance.
This is the meeting of Miranda Henderson’s Dance, Alister O’Loughlin’s Physical Theatre, Malik Diouf’s L’Art Du Deplacement, and Chris Umney’s Music. Together the company has slowly evolved a language of performance that can play to any audience across an incredibly wide breadth of contexts. The Team has taught wherever it has performed, and continues to pioneer engagement models including numerous participant-performances with people young and old across five continents. To date we have performed on moving buses and stationary trains, on the roofs of London buildings and the decks of Danish boats. We have threaded lines across cities from Australia to Scandinavia and bought new life to old architecture from Srebrenica to Sarteano. 2PK is for everyone and we relish the challenge of a new project so if you think performance-parkour might be the answer to a question you have then please get in touch.