Notts Performing Arts Dance Company Choreographic Intensive 2012

23 October - 26 October 2012

Rehearsals have officially started, students are in the studio with Tamsin choreographing as we speak!

Dance4's Big Dance commission goes live!

Don't Look Up The Hill, Keep Looking At The Ground

A film by Miguel Pereira. 

The film was available to view from 10-21 September 12.  

Nigel Charnock 1960-2012

Artistic Director, Paul Russ said

Our Leicester Day - 9th September

Calling for groups to promote their organisation!

Once again, Leicester Market will be taken over by local community organisations, clubs, societies and voluntary groups for OUR Leicester Day on Sunday 9th September 11am – 3pm.

Wellbeing Wednesdays – A Celebration of Culture and Wellbeing, 2012


Throughout the month of October Leicestershire County will be celebrating Wellbeing Wednesdays, a month of events, on each of the five Wednesdays, to help celebrate and champion the many ways within which culture and the arts contribute to our individual and collective wellbeing.

Bernie joins the Big Dance warm up!

The event organised by Northamptonshire Sport took place at Moulton College.  The opening ceremony featured music and dance performances from Kilburn Academy of Dance from Wellingborough and ended with the Big Dance warm up lead by Cheryl Healey a pupil from William Parker School.  She did an amazing job, adapting Wayne McGregor's choreography to create a warm up for everyone to join in.

Big Dance Week comes to the East Midlands

Big Dance Week runs from 7 – 15 July but it all started with an official launch at St Pancras International Station in London on 5 July where two dance acts from Leicester will perform in front of special guests including the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Arlene Phillips OBE.  The East Midlands is the only region in the country to have two acts performing on the day.

Big Dance Welcomes Olympic Torch in Leicester

Students from across Leicestershire perform

Pupils from St Bartholomews Primary School and Rushey Mead School welcomed the Olympic Torch to Leicester on Monday 2nd July.  They performed the Big Dance Schools' pledge to audiences at the Community Stage, hosted by BBC Radio Leicester.  The performance ended with Rushey Mead Schools Paralympic Imspired dance.

Congratulations to all the dancers, staff and family members who took part and supported the event.

Dream Walk at the SO Festival

A seaside treat!

Audience members were lead along a delightful and an enchanting performance walk starting at the train station in Skegness. Provided with a headset, audience members followed performers along the main high street and were offered other perspectives on a familiar setting, accompanied by movement, music, sound scapes, stories and sometimes the realities and reactions to the performance piece.  Stories and anecdotes were collected from around the East Midlands from residents that used to/still visit Skegness on a regular basis, in order to inform the work.

Routes - Leicester

A Big Dance Commission

Audiences were guided through the walk via audio and paper maps.  Starting from the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre audiences followed a narrative and sound score which wove from various landmarks, marked by either a distinctive red chair or red frame.

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