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Dance Pursuits Experience Day

24 Jun 2022


24 Jun 2022
Full Price: £10
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Dance Hub Birmingham

An introduction and dive into the professional dance industry with insights from international artists and companies. A bespoke all in one physical and engaging day created for aspiring young people to learn from leading dance artists and facilitators as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022.  


10:00 – 10:20: Registration

10:20 – 11:35: International Dance Masterclass – Patrick Ziza Dance

11:35 – 11:45: Break

11:45 – 13:00: International Dance Masterclass – Cie Furinkai

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:00: Dance Health Workshop – Erin Sanchez

15:00 – 15:20: Break

15:20 – 16:20: Producing Workshop – University of East London

16:20 – 16:30: Evaluation

Afterwards participants are all invited to the international & national performance programme taking place in Birmingham city centre. Including work from Extended Play, Patrick Ziza, Black Victorians, Just Us Dance Theatre, Joli Vyann, Company Chameleon, AndroidX + Megahertz and many more. 

See the full international & national performance programme

Cie Furinkaï Masterclass

Mind The Gap

A masterclass led by Satchie Noro from the international performance company ‘Cie Furinkaï’ exploring movement and techniques from their upcoming UK Premiere in Birmingham called ‘Mind The Gap’. The session will be about their unique movement language and approach to creating work. 

Mind the Gap by Company Furinkaï



Patrick Ziza Masterclass


A masterclass led by international performance company ‘Patrick Ziza Dance’ exploring movement and techniques from their upcoming work at Birmingham International Dance Festival 2022 called ‘Dandyism’. The session will be influenced by African Dandyism as a celebration of style and cool and concern for humanism gender and identity.  

Dandyism is centuries old.  The original African Dandies represented empowerment and post-colonial freedom.  They appropriated the flamboyance of the 18th Century English and French plantation owners as defiance against slavery – a resistance movement.

By the 1960s Dandyism had become a phenomenon, a political statement and a way to preserve the legacy of African culture.

In the 21st Century, Dandyism is for everyone.  Dress sharp.  Present your best self

Dandyism by Patrick Ziza Dance

Producing Workshop with University of East London

Dance Pursuits

A unique insight into producing for the world of dance! In this workshop, you will gather an understanding of the roles included in making dance happen in your local community and on the big stage! Material has been supported by academics and researchers from the University of East London.  

Body and Mind for Dance with Erin Sanchez (One Dance UK) 

Dance Pursuits

Want to develop and maintain a healthy, fit, and skilled body and mind for dance? We’ll discuss injury, mental wellbeing, nutrition, hydration, and do practical a warm-up and cool down. You’ll leave with the tools to give your best physically and mentally in your future career.

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