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22nd Feb - Free CARNIVAL DANCE WORKSHOP

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CARNIVAL DANCE WORKSHOP with choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Thu 22nd February 5-8pm

FREE Dance workshop organised by Kinetika for dance students and their teachers based in or near Tilbury, Thurrock.

Workshop will include:

- A presentation on carnival dance 

- A practical workshop which will involve teacher-led choreography as well as some exploratory work by participants, using Kinetika's beautiful costumes.

- Participants will get an insight into how to create movement with large costumes as well as the logistics of parade choreography.

Jean-Charles is a Mass Movement Director, Choreographer and Creative Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of devising, creating, facilitating and directing dance and movement for performance.

Free, booking essential:  

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laying-the-keel-workshops-tickets-41995366271

17th Feb - Free Drama/ Storytelling Workshop

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REIMAGINING TILBURY CARNIVAL

Sat 17th February, 10am - 5pm

Come and help us animate the story of Tilbury life at this exciting drama and storytelling workshop at Tilbury Cruise Terminal, led by Ali Pretty from Kinetika and Bernadette Wakeling of the Complete Commedia Company.

There will also be a free tour of the historic cruise terminal building followed by a bus tour of the Port at 11.30am.

Suitable for all ages, children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Free, but booking required: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/laying-the-keel-workshops-tickets-41995366271

Mobility for Disability: in Carnival and Outdoor Arts

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Are you a disabled artist? Are you a performer with mobility challenges? And are you interested in outdoor arts & carnival?

If yes - this is the event for you!

We are holding a FREE one day Seminar funded by Postcode Community Trust, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We welcome people with all disabilities to this very collaborative event. We particularly want to engage people with physical disabilities, not only with our own artistic activities, but with carnival & outdoor arts more generally.

The aims of the day will be to discover and uncover the inspirations, aspirations, challenges and boundaries to disabled artists and performers, within the context of carnival and outdoor arts; and see how we (Festive Road) can create structures with disability needs in mind in the future.

Our headline speaker will be Tanja Erhart from the amazing Candoco Dance Company.

There'll be opportunities for discussion and sharing ideas; demonstrations, including a puppetry and performance taster led by Puppeteer, Jo Munton; as well as bicycle-driven carnival design sessions led by Festive Road.

Lunch and refreshments included.

There are limited places so please book your place soon to avoid disappointment!

 

Photo credit: Candoco Dance Company

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