Fire and Water Flash mob Dance!
As part of the Great Torrington ‘Xmas Lights Switch On’ held on Sunday 29th November children from five local primary schools danced a mass participation dance choreographed by dance artist Kay Crook. Despite the rain the event was very well attended. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the flash mob experience and a magical atmosphere was created with the participants using finger LED lights and LED umbrellas whilst they danced!
Falls prevention sessions led by Jennie Dodd at Torrington Hospital, Woodland Vale residential care Home and Torrington Memory Café have been very successful . Plans are in progress to continue the sessions with Jennie as part of a new Dance in Devon initiative ‘Best Foot forward’ at the Woodland Vale Day Centre, Torrington starting in the New Year.
For more information please contact;
Rosie Perdikeas – Project Manager
01803 868116 (Tues & Thurs)
Silver Dancers and Dance for Parkinson’s
Silver Dancers sessions for residents at Woodland Vale Residential Care and open sessions at Weare Giffard Hall for people with Parkinson’s led by dance artist Becky Jeffrey have been very well received. Becky took part in the ‘Fire and Water’ flash mob dance and subsequently taught a chair based version of the dance to the residents at Woodland Vale home, this worked beautifully and was very much enjoyed by the residents.
Dance film in Torrington | Sapta Dance Group
Choreographer Jane Mason collaborated with film maker Tony Walker and Sapta Dance Group. The group is coordinated by dance artist Cathy Richards and based in Torrington. Through dance sessions extending the group’s experience of choreography and drawing on the dancer’s individuality and unique personal histories the project culminated in the making of a short film shot on location in Torrington. The film will be screened in 2016 and available on our website.