In June we celebrate our 10th birthday!
Enjoy this special video with colourful lockdown offerings from our fantastic family of magnificent dancers, musicians and crew! We love them all – and we’d like you all to have a laugh and smile to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Here’s to celebrating our 11th with you out in the open next year, and bringing colour, joy, connection and love to you all. Happy to talk to any promoters and event organisers for 2021!
And in the meantime, if you’d like to support us, here’s our virtual hat on the pavement/tip jar:
Stay safe, and be kind, love Natasha, Kerry and Frances xxx
WEEK 10 – Nations Remixed! This was commissioned in 2015 by Brent Council to celebrate the opening of the Willesden Green Cultural Centre and the Rugby World Cup. Celebrating the nations playing in Brent – New Zealand, Argentina, Ireland, and Romania – and the host nation England, we used folk dance and hip-hop to create Nations Remixed.
WEEK 9 – Another vintage episode for you today from way back in 2015! It was made by the AMAZING film maker, Claudia Lee. Featuring, as ever, our FABULOUSLY TALENTED company of dancers, musicians sound engineer and film crew. Hope you enjoy the wee ride around the country!
WEEK 8 – COME ON TOUR WITH US! Did you know that last year (2019) we reached over 20,000 people with our show & over 1,300 got up after our performance & joined in with us?! Holding hands & laughing! We are hoping we can get every body up & enjoying themselves together soon… until then enjoy the wonderful Kerry Fletcher looking back at our achievements from 2019 with our beautiful company! (yes we got carried away with naming the video week 9 – just overlook that little bit and smile)
WEEK 7 – TIME TRAVEL TO 2013… – This week we go back to our very first documentary film by the brilliant Claudia Lee! It again features a POWERHOUSE group of artists & we still work with most of them which means we must be doing something right! Enjoy it & please do share it & leave us a message so we know our work is still reaching you & hopefully inspiring you or just taking your mind of things for a moment…much love – Natasha, Kerry & Frances xxx
WEEK 6 – Revisiting DUSK – We continue with this series keeping our bit of magic out in the Universe! This week we look back at an R&D period from 2018 that we did on a new idea/show called ‘Dusk’.
‘Join our roaming band of dancers, singers and musicians
As the twists and turns of a long journey lead to welcome and warmth.
Will they find new friends and a warm fire under a starry sky?
Discover how they bring light to those in the shadows.
Discover how the twilight of evening works its magic and spreads its kindness.
Discover the warmest welcome at the end of the day’
PS we hope to get this show up and touring in the near future….
WEEK 5 – JOCK TYLDESLEY and family present the Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance 😉 8 May 2020: This week we are in Wales with the BRILLIANT Jock Tyldesley & his gorgeous family. Jock plays fiddle in our current show & here he teaches us a VERY, VERY old Folk Dance – the Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance! Try it at home! Beats by current UK champ ABH Hackett. Extra track by Vera & Jock – Black Jack Mix. Enjoy!
WEEK 4 – TIME TRAVEL to the origins of FDR! 1 May 2020 Happy #MayDay! This week we go back to 2012 & our very first R&D! It features a POWERHOUSE group of artists & we still work with most of them which means we must be nice!! After this R&D we were urged to go for a bigger grant by the brilliant Debs Butler who was working for ACE & we’ve never looked back!
WEEK 3 – KERRY FLETCHER 24 April 2020: Co-Artistic Director Kerry Fletcher recreating the Maypole wrap from the finale section from one of our the shows – ‘Step Hop House’. It features the ridiculously talented company member Alex ABH Hackett who is the current UK Beatbox Champion & fabulous guest artist Chris Walshaw who plays the saxophone.
WEEK 2 – NATASHA KHAMJANI 17 April 2020: Co-Artistic Director Natasha Khamjani performing the ‘Samantha’ section from one of our the shows ‘Step Hop House’, which we were supposed to be touring With a bit of help from fantastic neighbours, and her children! Warning: this video has cuteness overload!
WEEK 1 – BEN MOSS 10 April 2020: Today we have the BRILLIANT Ben Moss to kick it off with a song he wrote called Single Thread and the beats coming from the talented Michael Mikey J Asante! We used this song for an R&D for a new piece we will be doing called Dusk.
We’re also developing a brand new show – Dusk – about racism, migration and belonging. Our work on these projects is made possible by your support and donations, and also funding from Arts Council England. We also have great support from our partnerships with East London Dance, English Folk Dance and Song Society, and Stanley Halls. Thank you all!
much love from Natasha, Kerry and Frances
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