Dance Changemakers

Autumn 2018 – Autumn 2019

In 2018 we gained funding from the #iwill fund through Community Foundation for Lancashire and Two Ridings Community Foundation to develop the Dance Changemakers project in which young people from Lancashire and North Yorkshire participated in dance activity in their local area, took part in leadership and development training and led consultation sessions within their [...]

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Avenham

August 2017

In August 2017, some members of PYDC took over Avenham and Miller Parks in Preston for a sited dance workshop. Exploring themes of Inquiry and Connection, here are the results of their creative exploration!

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Project Place

Autumn 2018

PROJECT: Place was a 2 day Dance Film Intensive delivered by Blue Moose Dance Company. PROJECT: Place brought together 9 dancers, aged 7 – 16years in Craven, North Yorkshire to create a Dance Film inspired by their surrounding landscape, environment and community, led by Dance Artists & Film Makers, Sarah Hall & Zanna Dennis. This […]

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STRIDE

Winter 2019

STRIDE captures our diverse and vibrant communities and outstanding surroundings of the Dales and Lakes, featuring hundreds of feet from Dancers to Farmers, moving and grooving across our countryside, villages and towns. STRIDE was commissioned by Great Place: Lakes and Dales and created over 3 very wet days in May 2020. Directed by: Sarah Hall […]

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Body Image Schools Tour

Spring 2017 – Spring 2018

In the 2016, we were successful in gaining funding for Preston Youth Dance Company from the Comic Relief Local Communities Fund to create and tour a new performance piece based on positive body image, alongside a workshop delivered by the Company dancers to other young people. During the devising process, dancers researched the issues of [...]

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Intact Community Project

Summer 2016 – Spring 2017

Throughout 2016 and 2017, Blue Moose worked with INTACT community centre in Preston on an Arts Council England funded programme, developing a bespoke dance programme supporting local community members to move, be creative and connect with each other. After initial consultation with service users, we established a programme including Adult Dance Fitness classes, Chair-based exercise […]

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An Alien Stole My iPig

2016/2017

In 2016 we created a dance and literature performance piece called ‘iPig’ taking local communities on an interactive adventure, complete with a big red space bus! iPig was created with poet Louise Fazackerley, commissioned by Save Our Stories (Blackpool Council) and supported by Lancashire Encounter. This performance was toured across various outdoor festivals in the […]

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Timehop

Spring/Summer 2016

In 2016, Sarah worked with two Secondary Schools in Blackpool to create new dance performances for Timehop, Blackpools Young Adult Fiction festival. Using Young Adult fiction and literature to inspire and create new movement material, young people devised short performance works to share with other local school groups who attended the festival. During this process, […]

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Lord Mayors Show

Autumn 2016

In November 2016, we worked with dancers from Fylde Coast Youth Dance Company and young dancers and their parents from Thames Primary School, Blackpool, on a mass performance for the Lord Mayors Show 2016. Using music inspired by the seaside alongside other lively numbers, we created a travelling dance performance to showcase alongside the other 7000 […]

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Window on Warrington

Autumn/Winter 2013, Spring 2015

or a number of years we worked as Artists with Culture Warrington and the Warrington Wolves Foundation on a series of mass performances for the Warrington community. In 2013, we worked on Window on Warrington – a mass sited dance performance to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup being held in Warrington. The project celebrated various […]

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Big Dance

Spring/Summer 2012

Sarah and Zanna were part of a team of 25 dance artists from the North West of England, working across 5 counties, to produce a sited performance including 1200 dancers (from community dancers through to professionals) as part of the Cultural Olympiad, in celebration of the London 2012 games. Sarah and Zanna worked both as […]

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