Children & Their Grown-Ups Showcase: Windows to New Work
As part of Windows to New Work at Children and Their Grown Ups showcase 2021, we have selected three artists, groups and companies to pitch their work to an audience of producers and programmers from the dance industry.
Hosted by our Artistic Director Cath James, each group will present for 30 minutes, introducing themselves, their dance practice, why they make work for young audiences and to talk about a particular piece of work. Each session will include a chance for delegates of the showcase and other audience members to ask questions of the artists.
Midlands-based infuseDANCE are a performance and education company bringing together dance, physical theatre and digital work to create art for both outdoor and indoor events in locations as diverse as theatres, museums, hospital wards, an 18th Century farm, shopping centres, steam railway stations, an RAF base and even swimming pools. For Windows to New Work, infuseDANCE will present BLOOM, a visually spectacular family dance theatre show for ages 3-11 years and their grown-ups, telling the story of a young girl who lives in a drab, uninspiring world who dreams of a better life, of a better self. BLOOM aims to invite gentle conversations about mental health and wellbeing and how the arts, creative thinking and nature can enrich all our lives.
Punk Alley by Moxie Brawl
"My name is Sarah Blanc and I am Artistic Director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh award-winning dance theatre company full of Womxn. We make work for outdoors, indoors and places where dance shouldn’t be. Moxie Brawl are creating a new immersive family dance theatre show that you have never seen before, it says something about our society, it gets you dancing, and brings out your inner anarchist."
OK punk- you’re in. Grab your family and come down to PUNK ALLEY. A club where everyone is welcome to scream the house down or be as quiet as foot flowers. With original music, plenty of trouble and loads of kindness- WE ARE HERE TO MAKE NOISE.
Anna Rowe and Karen Pratt
The Seedling Dance Story
Anna Rowe and Karen Pratt are Suffolk-based community dance artists inspired by nature and the natural world around them and are passionate about exploring topical issues through movement. For Windows to New Work, Anna and Karen will present The Seedling Dance Story, a promenade performance for family audiences that takes the audience on a journey through the woods, exploring the wonders of nature close up. Together, they watch and help the seedling after its departure from its mother plant, into an unknown land where human impact takes its toll.
Book tickets for the showcase here.
Image: Punk Alley by Moxie Brawl.