Campaign25 25-hour Dance-a-thon Success!
From Friday 2 October, 2pm - Saturday 3 October, 3pm, Dance4 co-ordinated 25 hours of dance activity in Nottingham, with '£1 to participate' dance workshops, performances and rather strange over-night activities as well as a finale in the Spiegeltent in Nottingham Market Square!
We are thrilled to announce that the Campaign25 25-hour Dance-a-thon raised an incredible £1491 towards our new home, Nottingham's International Centre for Dance and Choreography!
The dance-a-thon would not have happened if it wasn't for the following dancers who danced for 25-hours straight!
Ian Dolan is a dancer from the Midlands. He currently works as a lecturer and rehearsal director for a number of universities and companies. He currently tours with Cle Will Dorner and runs the Origin Education Program. Ian is interested in outdoor work and the capacity for dance to subvert and engage people who don't normally access the arts.
Laura Savage is a freelance dancer and dance artist based in the East Midlands. Her practice centres on community outreach and educational settings and she is a choreographer and performer in Nottingham based dance company Next Door Dance.
Jennifer Manderson is a freelance dance artist who works across the Midlands. She is passionate about delivering inclusive, creative dance projects within the community and in schools, and is an experienced teacher. Jennifer performs nationally with Spiltmilk Dance and is a choreographer and dancer with Nottingham based company, Next Door Dance.
Hayley Ross is a freelance dance artists based in Nottingham, working across the Midlands. She is passionate about her work with youth groups and delivering dance opportunities to the community. Hayley currently performs locally with Next Door Dance and Origin Dance Company.
Paul Russ is currently Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Dance4, the National Dance Agency for the East Midlands. He now has responsibility for the strategic and artistic direction of Dance4 including: Nottdance, a biennial international festival of experimental dance and performance. Dance4's new international choreographic facility and the East Midlands Centre for Advanced Training in Dance - a Government funded scheme for gifted and talented dancers.
And Dance4's Centre for Advanced Training in Dance (CAT) graduate Ben Eagles.
We'd like to thank the following people/groups for donating workshops to the 25-hour dance-a-thon: Fuelled Dance Theatre, Sarah Perkins, Hugh Dichmont, Paul Cupit, Gareth Woodward, Zita Lukacs, Miriam Keye, Rachel Emmett, Emma Lewis-Jones and Pete Shenton.
Thank you to intu Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and Market Square's Spiegel Tent.
During the 25 hours we filmed hourly updates on how the dancers were doing on our Twitter account @Dance_4. Check them out!
If you were unable to join us on the day but would still like to make a donation you can do so via our Dance-a-thon JustGiving page, or text DATD94 £1 (or any other amount) to 70070 from your mobile phone.