Friday, 17 July 2015

HOT NEWS!!: Up coming residencies

We have six trip residencies this year (Aug. 2015 to Aug. 2016).
First up:
Saturday August 15th 2015 11am to 1:30pm
(Middlesex University dance studios, Hendon)
This residency will be with Adesola & Helen. They are continuing their work exploring choreographic ideas using Rhythm and Relationship as starting points. The residency will start with a short contemporary based dance warm-up followed by choreographic exploration. (Please RSVP via the trip email.)

Here is an overview of dates for the whole year. (For details on choreographers and workshops watch this space or visit our blog.)

January February 2016 - trip on the move: We are planning a trip residency in the Midlands.

April 2nd & 3rd (Middlesex University dance studios, Hendon)

June 7th & 8th - trip on the move: We are planning a trip residency in the home counties.

June 20th & 25th (Middlesex University dance studios, Hendon)

trip residencies give artists and choreographers an opportunity to work together at the beginning stages of ideas, share the devising exploratory process of working, or develop existing work in new directions. The goal of The trip Project is an exchange between dancers and choreographers supporting professional development and Professional Practice. If you are not already in the trip dancer pool please contact us. We also welcome choreographers with ideas they want to explore for residencies. See you August 15th !!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Adesola in Manchester!!

Residency with Jamie Warburton - November 15th

 Jamie's residency will explore: The Jazz Dance Origins a journey into Jazz Dance and how it has evolved historically. Specifically investigating its West African heritage and Jazz Dance’s relationship with Ballet amalgamated into contrasting exercises and routines.

Jamie has been working on this choreographic journey as part of his MA and will be sharing his process and findings so far. Looking forward to seeing you there…

Saturday, 11 October 2014

November 9th Residency with Kristina Dimitrova and Edy Samuels

Please email to confirm a place
Trip Residency, 9th of November 2014, London Hendon
Choreographers: Kristina Dimitrova and Edy Samuels
Theme: MSC (Movement-Sound Conversation) in Performance

MSC (Movement-Sound Conversation) is a new improvisation technique inspired by Authentic Movement and 5Rhythms practices. It investigates the present moment in the conversation between movement and sound; between musician and dancer, through live interaction and improvisation.
We often use the metaphor of elastic to explain how the Movement-Sound Conversation works: it feels like the musician(s) and the mover(s) are holding both ends of “elastic” and are constantly stretching it and loosening it between each other, testing the limits; they are dependent on each other`s actions and at the same time dependent on their personal decisions. The score of the MSC practice includes the ideas of the leading and following; listening, feeling, responding, and sensitivity; resisting, sustaining and reacting; being honest, patient and respectful; building connections; and giving each other space.
During the one day residency we will use MSC to investigate the present moment by series of improvisations. We will observe, reflect and work on creative tasks and choreographic compositions, derived from our findings. We will take risks, play with and develop the results. Eventually we will finish the day with the creation of mutual piece, using the learnt improvisation techniques as well as the discoveries and the new choreographic ideas we have come to within the collaborative process.
Ideally we will have participants interested not only in dance, but in music too. Those, interested in music are kindly asked to bring with them whatever portable instruments they would want to work with and explore the possibilities of in the interaction with moving bodies. If you are interested in both, music and dance, you will have the opportunity to fuse them or work on each separately.
We look forward to meeting you soon,

Edy and Kristina

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

September 26th residency with Victor Fung

we are excited to have Victor with us for
Friday September 26th (2-5pm)

In this workshop, Victor will share some of the choreographic processes used in creating his latest full-length work L'√Čtranger. Dancers will explore movement in relation to cinematic technique as well as the embodiment of artificiality.

For more information on L'√Čtranger, please visit

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Up-coming trip residency (September 14 to January 15)

We are excited to announce the up-coming events for our trip residency project.

September 26th & 27th  - Victor Fung 

Nov 9th  – Kristina Dimitrova

January 3rd - 6th  - TBA

January 24th – Adesola Akinleye & Helen Kindred

We will be posting a little about each Choreographer in future blog posts. We wanted to give you an overview so you can get all the dates in your diaries asap. 

Looking forward to an exciting and creative end to 2014 and beginning of 2015.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

'Light Steps' at the Turner Contemporary

'Light Steps' - 4 more days to go!

Successful rehearsal and first day of filming at Margate Turner Contemporary today! 

Also revealing our little charmer ‘Alex’ for the 1st time! 
Alex will also be performing along side the dancers - inspired by the students design of year 5 from Bromstone Primary School. 
Designed by our Scenographer Shelby Newport.
Hi Alex! :)

Come and see our show ‘Light Steps’ this Sunday 10th August.
Performances at 11am and 3pm.
Suitable for audiences ages 3+
Dancers: Alice Cade, Anna-Kay Alicia Gayle, Irisz Galuska
Composer & Performer: Jacob Shirley
Perfect for a day out with the family!
For more information click here 

Hope to see you then!
Created and Choreographed by Adesola Akinleye of Dancing Strong.

(All pictures taken and edited by Kat Leung)