SPACE/TIME schools and young people summer project

February 22, 2018

This summer DR2 is offering extraordinary opportunities for schools to take part in site-specific outdoor dance performances. ‘SPACE/TIME’ is our big theme for the project which will culminate in fantastic days of performance at the Eden Project (July 17th) or Heartlands Pool (July 19th). This year we are incredibly pleased to be working with the National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) from Sadlers Wells. The entire company of 41 young dancers will be joining us at Eden Project to perform with Cornwall schools. The company will also be working with us to choreograph a unique massed dance finale to be performed simultaneously by every young dancer from all the schools involved – this will be around 450 dancers moving together. This is something we tested out at Eden last year – it is amazing and as usual, we want to make it bigger. Propeller- our young peoples dance training programme will be creating a new work or the event, working with choreographer Yaa Appiah-Badhu who is currently dancing with Tavaziva Dance.

The project will begin with a CPD/planning session for teachers in April – linking up the themes of SPACE/TIME with dance ideas and offer an opportunity for teachers to choose a performance location at each site.

If schools want to be involved with the SPACE/TIME project there are simple choices to be made:

Option 1. Pays for your involvement in the project plus two 2-hour/half day dance sessions in school by one of our brilliant team to learn the finale dance and help with ideas for you to create a SPACE/TIME dance with your young people- £400

Option 2. Pays for your involvement in the project plus four 2-hour/half day dance workshops in school to learn the finale and for your young people to make an original SPACE/TIME dance with your visiting choreographer- £600

We only have limited capacity for the number of schools who can take part so it is first come first served – don’t delay.

Please remember that in addition to the project cost you will have the cost of your coach or minibus to and from the Eden Project or Heartlands.

All you have to do is choose which venue and date you prefer- Tuesday July 17th at Eden Project or Thursday July 19th at Heartland in Pool and which workshop option suits you best. It will be a whole day event with rehearsals in the morning and more formal performances from 1.30pm to which parents/carers can buy tickets; For Eden we have a really good deal for the families of performers- tickets will be £4.80 (Eden pass holders are free). Heartlands will be by donation. Once you sign up to the project we will send you full details of what you need to know. We only have limited capacity so it is first come first served – don’t delay.

Hot News– Sandwiched neatly between our performances at Eden Project and Heartlands is a performance by the National Youth Dance Company at AMATA- Falmouth University. NYDC have been working with visiting Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal to create and perform their new work ‘Used To Be Blonde’. NYDC present probably the best young peoples dance you would be able to see anywhere- so this is a great opportunity for your pupils to see this fantastic work. Matinee tickets are £2 and there is support available for the cost of travel. They wish to encourage schools who have not visited AMATA before: email and James will reply with information about travel.

‘NYDC is thrilled to be a part of the Space Time project and will be providing movement material for the creative process as well as performing alongside all of the young people at Eden Project in July. This is a chance for NYDC to connect with even more young people across the region, and we are looking forward to meeting, performing and sharing practice with everyone.’

‘To request an application for the NYDC Experience Workshop (post 16 only) on Monday the 28th of May at AMATA, please e-mail

Further information will be available online at from March 2018’

If you have any questions get in touch with me, Christina on 07432657933 or by email

photo credit- Steve Tanner


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